Myanmar Launches Reform Plan to Promote More Ethical and Inclusive Civil Service

State Counsellor, H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi launched Myanmar’s four-year Civil Service Reform Strategic Action Plan today at an event in Nay Pyi Taw.

Building Justice in Myanmar

About 500 judges, law officers and court staff across Myanmar have deepened their knowledge of rule of law, human rights, fair trial rights and gender, thanks to training by UNDP as part of its support to the justice sector’s capacity development.

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Myanmar MPs Participate in Learning Series on Human Rights

Earlier this month in Nay Pyi Taw, the Parliament of Myanmar (Hluttaw) and the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a series of activities on the role of Parliament to promote and protect human rights.

 The United Nations Development Programme has received funds (Euro 800,000) from the European Union for a new project that aims to build the resilience of Myanmar’s people and institutions to withstand the impact of earthquakes.
EU and UNDP Sign Agreement to Strengthen Earthquake Preparedness in Myanmar

The United Nations Development Programme has received funds (Euro 800,000) from the European Union for a new project that aims to build the resilience of Myanmar’s people and institutions to withstand the impact of earthquakes.

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Communities in Myanmar’s Dry Zone Adapting to Climate Change

Communities in Myanmar’s Dry Zone are benefiting from various activities ranging from climate resistant farming and livestock practices to soil and water conservation to help them better adapt to the impact of climate change.

Daw Htu San became the first female VTA of Mone See Village Tract.
Meet Village Tract Administrator: Daw Htu San

Daw Htu San became the first female VTA of Mone See Village Tract, Tar Moe Nyae Town, Kut Khine Township in Northern Shan State.

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Speech| Remarks by Country Director, Peter Batchelor at the Aid and Development Summit

Good Morning. My name is Peter Batchelor and I am the Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Myanmar. I am also one of the co-facilitators of the Cooperation Partners Group (CPG), the coordination body for international development partners, which aims to promote development...

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Meet Village Tract Administrator: Daw Naw Ta Bi Thar

Daw Naw Ta Bi Thar has been participating in the peace process since 2012, and is the first female Ward Administrator of Myittar Ward, Kyauk Kyi Township in Bago Region.

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Meet Village Tract Administrator: Daw Naw June Ae Nar

Daw Naw June Ae Nar is the first female Village Tract Administrator (VTA) of War Kha Yae Village Tract, Eain Mae Township in Ayeyarwaddy Region

Blog | So Near the State Capital, Yet So Little Exposure to Development

After a 30 minutes’ car drive from Sittwe town, the capital of Rakhine State, a UNFPA colleague and I arrived at 8.30 in the morning at Naryikan.

Speech | Remarks by Deputy Country Director Dawn Del Rio at the Validation Workshop on the Strategic Framework for the National Environmental Policy

Your Excellency U Ohn Winn, the Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Permanent Secretaries, Director Generals, Members of Parliament, The representatives from National Environmental Conservation and Climate Change Central Committee, Officials from different government departments,...

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Learning from New Zealand: Prioritizing Leadership Development in Myanmar’s Civil Service Reform

A high level government delegation, led by the Chairperson of the Union Civil Service Board (UCSB), Dr Win Thein visited New Zealand last week to observe first-hand how the country has implemented civil service reform.

UNDP with Support from Norway Provides Indelible Ink for Myanmar By-Elections

An estimated 2.3 million people elected their representatives for 19 parliamentary seats today in by-elections that were held in 8 States and Regions - Bago, Chin, Kayah, Mon, Rakhine, Sagaing, Shan, and Yangon. The by-elections will fill the seats left vacant by elected Members of Parliament (MPs) of the Amoytha...

A New Approach to Participatory Township Planning Tested in Bago Region and Mon State

Not so long ago it was unheard of for communities in Myanmar to have a say in public sector investments and development planning. Budgets for infrastructure were allocated by the Union or State/region government without, or with little, consultation with representatives from the communities. At the township level,...