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Publication: Development Affairs Organizations

The Asia Foundation and CESD report on Development Affairs Organizations (DAOs) looks at how DAOs are structured and how they operate, outlining their history, functions, key business processes (at the state, region and township levels), and how they have been redefined in recent years.

Noting that all of Myanmar’s townships now have DAOs (si-bin tha-ya-ye apwe in the Myanmar language), these organisations are now providing a broad range of social services and are responsible for overseeing local economic governance.

The discussion paper is the seventh in the Subnational governance in Myanmar discussion paper series.

Publication name: Municipal governance in Myanmar: An overview of Development Affairs Organizations

Authors: Matthew Arnold, Ye Thu Aung, Susanne Kempel and Kyi Pyar Chit Saw

Supported by: The Asia Foundation

Publication date: July 2015

Languages: English and Myanmar

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