Ethnic Armed Conflict and Territorial Administration in Myanmar


By Kim Joliffe

The Asia Foundation carried out research in 2015 to examine and compare de jure and de facto administration systems in Myanmar’s conflict affected areas, and how they relate to long-held disputes over constitutional arrangements for subnational governance.This report seeks to provide a better understanding of the complex political geography in contested areas, and highlights how challenging it will be to achieve a political solution to conflict. This is of particular importance to international actors, given the heightened interest in supporting the peace process and increasing levels of humanitarian and development assistance to conflict-affected areas.

Posted August 27, 2015
Related locations: Myanmar
Related programs: Strengthen Governance
Related topics: Peace & Conflict in Myanmar