About UNDP in Myanmar

UNDP has been providing development assistance to the people of Myanmar since the 1950s. UNDP operated under a restricted mandate from 1993 until 2012 implementing the Human Development Initiative programme which provided assistance directly to communities and individuals for improving their lives and livelihoods.  Through the fully-fledged 2013-2015 country programme (extended to 2017), developed in partnership with the Myanmar Government, UNDP aims to help Myanmar manage a “triple transition”: nation-building, including securing a sustainable peace with ethnic minorities; state-building, or democratizing and modernizing state institutions; and economic liberalization, moving the country from a closed, command economy to an open and transparent market.

The Standard Basic Assistance Agreement signed between the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and UNDP on September 17, 1987, governs UNDP’s assistance to the country and provides a legal framework for the implementation of the country programme. Read in Myanmar

What do we want to accomplish?

UNDP aims to support Myanmar in the achievement of its development priorities and democratic transformation through strategic capacity development of national institutions.

The new country programme, includes a major focus on responsive, transparent, democratic governance in three priority areas. The first supports institutional strengthening of local governments and civil society, while providing livelihood support and poverty reduction in border and ceasefire areas. The second comprises assistance through policy advice on climate change, disaster risk reduction, energy access, and environment. The third aim is to contribute to reform strategies and help scale up capacity in the national parliament, justice sector, and civil administration. Read in Myanmar

What are our results?

UNDP’s Human Development Initiative improved the livelihoods of more than 5 million women, men, and children covering a total of 8,000 villages in 63 townships across Myanmar.

About 50 % of the self-reliance groups (SRG) formed under the Initiative are in the process of getting registered as cooperatives, 28 township level SRG level leading groups have been formed and 192 cluster leading groups.

UNDP was instrumental in bringing microfinance to Myanmar and is the largest microfinance provider in the country. Through this project UNDP provided loans totaling to 372,000 borrowers in 6133 villages located in 27 townships. More than 90 % of the beneficiaries of the microfinance project are women.  Through the project 415,000 individuals saved a total of almost USD14 million, of which voluntary savings amounted to 17%.  A Beneficiary Welfare Fund associated with the project attracted 376,000 clients and accumulated USD 4.4 million. Read in Myanmar

Who are the decision makers?

The  UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Myanmar is Ms. Renata Lok-Dessallien.

The UNDP Country Director is Mr. Peter Batchelor. The Deputy Country Director is Ms. Dawn Del Rio.

The Programme heads are responsible for the three Pillars under which UNDP’s 2013- 2015 Country Programme Action Plan, extended to 2017,  is organized – Local Governance (Christian Hainzl), Democratic Governance (Emma Morley) and Environment, Climate change, Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction (Lat Lat Aye).

Other managers oversee administrative and support units including finance, human resources, ICT, communications and monitoring and evaluation. Read in Myanmar

How many are we?

Contract Type
Number
Fixed Term Appointment (FTA)
104
Service Contract 59
United Nations Volunteers 13
Total 
176
                                                                           

Our Consultants

The list of consultants who have received USD $30,000. or more in 2016 period.

Consultant

Job Title

Project Title

Amount of Contract USD

1

National planning and budgeting expert

Democratic Governance

64,220

2

Data Survey Specialist

Democratic Governance

34,000

3

PEI Coordinator

Environmental Governance

61,200

4

Team Leader, Democratic Governance and Rule of Law Evaluation

Democratic Governance

57,296

5

Video Producer, Governance Series

Democratic Governance

30,440

6

Lead Facilitator, Parliamentary Leadership Programme

Democratic Governance

30,917

7

Governnace Expert, Social Accounatbility Frameworks

Local Governance

36,000

8

Technical Advisor, National Enviornment Strategic Framwork  

Environmental Governance

180,000

9

Expert, CPD Formulation

UNDP

33,106

10

Expert, Development Efectiveness

 Democratic Governance

288,020

11

Consultant, Eco-system based forestry and watershed management  

 Enivironmental Governance

33,746

12

Senior Planning and Finance Advisor

 Democratic Governance

84,790

13

Consultant, Myanmar Living Conditions Survey

 Democratic Governance

172,220

14

Township Planning Consultant

 Local Governance

41,000

15

Consultant, review of Myanmar Civil Service Regulations and Procedures

 Democratic Governance

35,000

16

Consultant, iWomen App Development

 Local Governance

60,778

17

Civil Service Reform Expert

 Democratic Governance

30,140

18 Parliamentary Learning Centre Specialist  Democratic Governance 92,688
       
       
(Last updated: March 15, 2017)