The State of Local Governance: Trends in Mon
This report presents the findings from the Local Governance Mapping conducted in Mon State between December 2013 and January 2014.
Six townships - Bilin, Chaungzon, Kyaikmaraw, Paung,Thanbyuzayat and Ye townships were part of the Local Governance mapping exercise in Mon State.
576 respondents from 12 villages across these six townships shared their perceptions and experiences related to local governance. Nearly half of them were between 41-60 years of age - researchers highlighted difficulty in sourcing younger respondents across all six representative townships, reportedly due to migration of working-age labour to nearby Thailand and Malaysia. 52% of the randomly selected respondents were ethnic Bamar, 30% Mon and 10% Kayin.