Microfinance in Myanmar Sector Assessment

Eric Duflos, Paul Luchtenburg, Li Ren, Li Yan Chen

This joint IFC/CGAP report is the first comprehensive publicly available assessment of the microfinance landscape in Myanmar since the enactment of country’s microfinance law in late 2011. The information in this report is based on data gathered during a joint IFC–CGAP mission to Myanmar in June 2012 and subsequent research compiled post-mission. This report presents a preliminary analysis and a broad snapshot of the microfinance sector and related macroeconomic and financial sector developments. This report and the information herein should not be considered definitive, particularly given the limited publicly available information in Myanmar and the nascent stages of Myanmar’s financial and microfinance sectors.

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