Our Partners

mmH.E. Dr. Khin San Yee, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development (R) with UNDP Country Director Toily Kurbanov (L) at UNDP's first steering committee meeting. Photo: Alex Nyi Nyi Aung/UNDP

Partnership is at the core of UNDP’s support to the Government of Myanmar to help achieve democratic transformation and poverty reduction in the country.  UNDP has established partnerships with government institutions, international partners, development partners, civil society, private sector and other specialized organizations. UNDP constantly seeks partnerships with local organizations where local capacities can be built through joint programmes. UNDP seeks to establish, strengthen and leverage partnerships with our partners in order to strengthen relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of development results.

Strong partnership with the Union government is most crucial across the entire range of programme activities. We also closely cooperate with Union ministries to align our activities with ministerial work plans so that in the longer term our work can be sustainably carried forward by national counterparts. Close partnerships with the parliament, judiciary, and state and regional governments are crucial for their effective capacity building and for long-term sustainability of local governance institutions.

Partnerships with civil society, private sector and academia and research institutions are also indispensable for us to deliver programme results in effective, efficient and sustainable fashion. Joint programmes with other UN organizations help us leverage the breadth and depth of UN’s intellectual and technical expertise.

Our strong partnership with development partners ensures vitality of our programmes, synergies with other development and aid programmes and efficient programme delivery.

Below is a list of UNDP’s key partners in Myanmar:

Republic of the Union of Myanmar Government

  • Office of the President
  • Ministry of Border Affairs
  • Ministry of Cooperatives
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry 
  • Ministry of Finance and Revenue
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Home Affairs 
  • Ministry of Information
  • Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development
  • Ministry of Social Welfare
  • Parliament
  • Myanmar National Human Rights Commission
  • Office of the Supreme Court of the Union
  • Union Attorney General’s Office
  • Union Civil Service Board

Bilateral and Multilateral Development Partners

  • Government of Australia
  • Government of Japan 
  • Government of Norway
  • Government of United Kingdom
  • Government of United States
  • European Commission
  • International Monetary Fund
  • World Bank

Academic Institutions and Civil Society

  • Yangon Institute of Economics
  • Myanmar Development Resource Institute
  • Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry

In the area of economic development, UNDP currently works with the following Non Governmental Orgnaisations (NGO) to provide financial services.

  • Care Myanmar
  • GRET
  • PACT Myanmar

UNDP works with the following local NGOs and civil societies in the areas of environmental protection.


  • DEAR Myanmar and Doe Taung Thu
  • Ecology and Economic Development Company Limited (EcoDev)
  • Ecosystem Conservation and Community Development Initiative (ECCDI)
  • Ever Green Group (EGG)
  • Friends of Wildlife
  • Farm Business Development Technical Group (FBD)
  • Myanmar Agro Action (MAA) and Lanthit Foundation
  • Myanmar Ceramic Society (MCS)

Civil Societies

  • 24-Hour Electricity Supply Committee for Inle Region (ESCIR)
  • Danu Literature, Culture and Development Association
  • Golden Plain Agriculture Products Co-operative Society Ltd.
  • Inle Drinking Water Supply Organization (IDWSO)
  • Inntha Literature, Culture and Regional Development Association
  • Pwehla Village Environment Conservation and Development Organization
  • Sein Hla Nanda Regional Development Association
  • Thirimay WDC


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