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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has received 310.000 CHF (approx. 326.000 USD) from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to further upscale its ongoing work on strengthening democratic local governance in the South East of Myanmar. The funds mark the start of a larger multi...
After extensive country wide consultations, the draft strategic action plan which lays the foundation for civil service reform in Myanmar made further steps towards finalization today. Myanmar’s civil service is made up of 900000 staff.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been supporting the government of Myanmar to formulate a new national environmental policy that places environmental considerations at the centre of efforts to promote economic and social development, reduce poverty, and mitigate and adapt to climate change and natural disasters.
Without rule of law, inclusive and sustainable development cannot be achieved, a panel discussion organized at the University of Yangon highlighted yesterday.
Aye Palay Moe was devastated when she had to drop out of school at the age of 16. She had high hopes of studying at a university and bringing knowledge back to her village known as Aung, located in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Region.
More than a hundred rural women in Myanmar divided across two locations - Mindat, Chin State and Myitkyina, Kachin State - learnt about mobile phone technology today using role plays on the internet and lively question and answer sessions.
After a two-day simulation exercise for Preparedness for Recovery, representatives from the Government of Myanmar and other ASEAN countries are taking steps to assess their disaster recovery readiness by using the ASEAN Disaster Recovery Reference Guide.
The Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Mr. Toily Kurbanov, and the Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar Mr. Tateshi Higuchi, signed a ¥113m (US$1m) funding agreement to support UNDP’s work in Myanmar in the area of rule of law.
Seventy-four year old Myitkyina resident Ban Li Hawng Day has a lifetime of experience with Kachin traditions and customary practices. While the quiet man claims that he is not well-educated, he is highly respected by his peers and his community, and has been elected to the central committee of the Kachin...
When the opportunity came to participate in a vocational training workshop for tailoring, Daw Ar Ci Mar Khar Tu and Daw Hla Shwe saw a chance to learn a new skill and launch a business to provide for themselves and their families.
[Yangon – March 15] A local level female leader was very proud to share her experience of being a ward administrator with a visiting head of a foreign development agency. Daw Thidar Win showed Ms Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, the Director General of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), around her...
[Yangon – March 11] The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has received 4 million Euros (approximately USD 4.4 M) from the Government of Finland to support the agency’s work in Myanmar in the areas of democratic governance, local development and environmental sustainability. "We look forward to...