Using an integrated package of development assistance for local governance in rural areas of Myanmar with high poverty incidence and post conflict settings, UNDP and UNCDF provide assistance to strengthen and nurture institutional capacities of government, civil society and media to work in synergy to support human development and national integration.
The Human Development Initiative is now closed. It was implemented across Myanmar at a time when UNDP was operating under a restricted mandate in the country. The programme implemented interventions having grass-roots level impact in a sustainable manner.
The project promote the participation of and benefits for local communities in adaptation, preparedness and mitigation responses for natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. Working with local, regional and national level government authorities, support will also be provided for gender responsive policy advice on climate change, disaster risks, energy and environment-related issues, ensuring that environmental impact analysis, environmental standards and procedures, and multi-hazard risk information include gender dimensions.