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Rural livelihoods in Mon State: Evidence from a representative household survey

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  • Filipski, Mateusz J.
  • Van Asselt, Joanna
  • Nischan, Ulrike
  • Belton, Ben
  • Htoo, Kyan
  • Win, Myat Thida
  • Hein, Aung
  • Kham, L. Seng
  • Naing, Zaw Min
  • Payongayong, Ellen
  • Boughton, Duncan

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The purpose of this report is to provide information and analysis to government, civil society, and donors interested in improving the well-being of the rural population of Mon State, Myanmar. Specifically, the report analyzes the different sources of income for rural households, as well as their socioeconomic characteristics, with a view to helping identify constraints on growth and potential pathways to improving incomes. The overall picture that emerges is one of a struggling agricultural sector and an economy heavily dependent on services for local employment and on international migration for income. The analysis is based on a sample of 1,632 rural households, designed to be representative of rural households in Mon State as a whole. The survey included a household questionnaire and a community survey, and gathered information on demographics, all economic aspects of the household, and access to infrastructure and services at the community level.

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  • Filipski, Mateusz J. & Van Asselt, Joanna & Nischan, Ulrike & Belton, Ben & Htoo, Kyan & Win, Myat Thida & Hein, Aung & Kham, L. Seng & Naing, Zaw Min & Payongayong, Ellen & Boughton, Duncan, 2017. "Rural livelihoods in Mon State: Evidence from a representative household survey," IFPRI discussion papers 1638, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  • Handle: RePEc:fpr:ifprid:1638
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    1. Haggblade, Steven & Boughton, Duncan, 2013. "A Strategic Agricultural Sector and Food Security Diagnostic for Myanmar," Food Security International Development Working Papers 161372, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    2. Filipski, Mateusz J. & Nischan, Ulrike & Van Asselt, Joanna & Belton, Ben & Kennedy, Adam & Hein, Aung & Dorosh, Paul A. & Boughton, Duncan, 2017. "Revitalized agriculture for balanced growth and resilient livelihoods: Toward a rural development strategy for Mon State," IFPRI discussion papers 1639, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    agricultural development; rice; rubber; migration; households; livelihoods; income; off farm wages; fisheries; infrastructure;

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