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Poverty in Myanmar has declined substantially, but one in four still poor, according to new report

– The share of the population in Myanmar living in poverty has halved from 48.2 percent in 2005 to 24.8 percent in 2017. This is the key finding of a new Poverty Report launched today by the Central…  


UNDP helps MPs build skills and develop tools for effective constituency work

The very first thing that Members of Parliament do, even before there is legislation to consider or committees are formed, is to represent their constituents. From the moment they are elected, MPs…  


UNDP and Rakhine State Government sign 2nd Letter of Agreement confirming support to Township Democratic Local Governance Project

A 2nd Letter of Agreement (LoA) was signed by Peter Batchelor, UNDP Resident Representative and H.E. U Kyaw Aye Thein, Minister for Finance, Revenue, Planning and Economics of Rakhine State Government…  


Sweden and UNDP-working together to build a more equal, inclusive and responsive civil service in Myanmar

Sweden and UNDP’s partnership in Myanmar over the last few years has focused on strengthening key democratic governance institutions (e.g. parliament), and enhancing the quality of public service…  


President announces national environment and climate change policies to mark World Environment Day 2019

The Government of Myanmar today announced its vision for the country’s environmental protection and climate action, launching two new policies that will guide Myanmar’s environmental management and…  


UNHCR, UNDP and Government of the Union of Myanmar extend MoU

The Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Union of Myanmar, UNDP, and UNHCR has been extended today for one year following an agreement by all parties.  


Chief Minister, British Ambassador and UNDP Resident Representative inaugurate new road as part of UNDP project in Bago Region

The inauguration ceremony for the newly constructed rural concrete road in Kawa Township, Bago Region was attended by Bago Region Chief Minister, H.E. U Win Thein, Bago Region Planning and Finance…  


International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Raising our voices against homophobia, transphobia, biphobia and intersexphobia on 17 May is a chance to reaffirm our commitment to respect human dignity and to champion human rights. We must do…  


LISTENING TO PEOPLE’S VOICES: How well do public services do in Myanmar?

Myanmar’s first-ever perception survey that uses digital survey data is currently being conducted across the union. The Central Statistical Organizations (CSO) is co-leading the process with the Union…  


Union Hluttaw launches Parliament Intranet as part of e-Parliament System

As an integral part of the e-Parliament system being implemented in partnership with UNDP and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Union-level Hluttaw has launched the Intranet system on 8th May in…  

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