State Government and UNDP sign Letter of Agreement for a participatory township planning project to fund building bridges, roads, schools, and health centers and water supply systems that respond to communities’ demands for greater participation in development planning.
Three months after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UNHCR, UNDP, and the Government of Myanmar, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and UNDP, the UN’s development agency, stand ready to commence assessment activities in 23 villages (as part of 13 village tracts), and 3 additional Village Tracts.
A study of the iWomen Inspiring Women Project, is the result of a joined effort between the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) and UNDP Myanmar. It was written with development practitioners and academics in mind, to share lessons learned about using tech innovation to empower marginalised communities.
The more individuals are inspired, the more likely individuals are, to set and successfully achieve goals. In a relatively new body of empiric scientific evidence, inspiration was found to correlate positively with intrinsic motivation, work mastery and creativity. Scientific evidence has demonstrated that inspiration bolsters psychological resources such as perceived competence, self-esteem and optimism.
The Ridge to Reef project establishes, for the first time, integrated land and seascape planning and management in Myanmar. The project is aimed at long-term sustainable development and ecological security of Tanintharyi’s marine, coastal and terrestrial biodiversity through integrated planning, management and protection involving wide range of stakeholders, the local communities and indigenous peoples.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed cost sharing agreement with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)/Sweden to support its new country programme 2018-2022.
Indicators of living conditions in Myanmar have improved in the last decade and especially in the past two years, according to the Key Indicators Report from the Myanmar Living Conditions Survey.

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