Blog


Experimenting with Inspiration to Achieve the 2030 Agenda: The iWomen Inspiring Women Project

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…  


Plastic Pollution is a Problem for Us All

Plastic pollution is everywhere you look and growing far too quickly. The international crisis has most certainly reached Myanmar.  


Fair Trial Guidebook to Support Law Officers Do their Work Better

The Union Attorney General’s Office launched the Fair Trial Guidebook for Law Officers in Naypyitaw, capping a two-year effort to draft an official set of guidelines that set forth how prosecuting law…  


Perspectives from Gender Training at Central Institute of Civil Service

Many people may say they understand the concept of gender, but the question is, do they really? Gender may mean different things to different people, as I discovered last month when I delivered…  


Developing A Rule of Law Handbook for Journalists

After months of reviewing, editing and fact-checking, I finally got to witness the launch of the Rule of Law Handbook for Journalists in Myanmar before a room full of aspiring journalists and civil…  


Women’s Economic Empowerment – A Key Goal for Myanmar

Myanmar continues on its path to join the group of middle income countries. Economic growth rates have averaged some 7.3 per cent annually from 2012 to 2016, outperforming the East Asia and Pacific…  


Indonesia’s Anti-Corruption Drive Inspires Myanmar’s New Anti-Corruption Commission

I had the opportunity to be part of a high level government delegation, led by the Secretary of the Myanmar Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), U San Win to Indonesia to observe first-hand how the…  


What Can Myanmar Learn from Brazil to Decrease Deforestation?

Think about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, usually from the energy and transport sectors come to mind. But globally around 10% of greenhouse gas emissions are generated through forest…  


Myanmar’s State and Region MPs Learning on the Job, and Online

When newly elected Members of Parliament took their seats in Myanmar’s State and Region Hluttaws (Parliaments) in April 2016, the majority of MPs were new to their role, with many having limited prior…  


Everything We Envisioned, Nothing We Could Expect- Civil Service Reforms in Myanmar

Myanmar's new Civil Service Reform Strategic Action Plan is at one and the same time everything that we might have envisioned, and nothing that we could have expected, when we first started working in…  

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Myanmar 
Go to UNDP Global