Rural Finance in Myanmar

Renate Kloeppinger-Todd, Tun Min Sandar
USAID, Michigan State University, Myanmar Development Resource Institute

The report provides an overview of the financial services in Myanmar, specifically focusing on microfinance for agriculture in rural areas. The report finds that Myanmar has an especially undeveloped formal rural financial sector. After identifying the limitations and inadequacies in the rural finance sector, the report makes long term, short term and technological recommendations to explore possibilities that could enhance the financial sector in Myanmar.

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