Rural Development Strategy for Mon State

By Burma Group

This FSPP study presents recommendations toward a rural development strategy for Mon State based on analysis of current evidence. The poor performance of agriculture can be overcome through appropriate policies and investments that modernize and reinvigorate the state’s agriculture, while developing infrastructure and institutions that provide foundations for sustained growth in nonfarm enterprises.

This study offers specific policy and investment options to achieve balanced and sustainable growth in two broad areas: (1) stimulating growth in agricultural and sustainable management of natural resources, and (2) providing public infrastructure and services that strengthen the enabling environment.

The entire report is available here: Aung Hein, Kyan Htoo, L. Seng Kham, Myat Thida Win, Aye Mya Thinzar, Zaw Min Naing, Mi Win Thida, Ni Lei, Lu Min, Naw Eh Mwee, Zaw Oo, Mateusz Filipski, Ulrike Nischan, Joanna Van Asselt, Brian Holtemeyer, Emily Schmidt, Mekamu Kedir, Adam Kennedy, Xiaobo Zhang, Paul Dorosh, Ellen Payongayong, Ben Belton, and Duncan Boughton. 2016. Rural Livelihoods in Mon State: Evidence from a Representative Household Survey. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 20. East Lansing: Michigan State University