- Peter Batchelor | Remarks at Aid and Development Summit - Setting the Scene: Aid Trends in Myanmar and Southeast Asia Jun 14, 2017
- Phillipp Annawitt | Coordination Forum between the Shan State Hluttaw and the Shan State CSO Network Jun 10, 2017
Meet Village Tract Administrator: Daw Naw Ta Bi Thar
Jun 9, 2017
Daw Naw Ta Bi Thar is the first female Ward Administrator of Myittar Ward, Kyauk Kyi Township in Bago Region. Kyauk Kyi township is located in the Bago Region.
Meet Village Tract Administrator: Daw Naw June Ae Nar
Jun 2, 2017
Daw Naw June Ae Nar is the first female Village Tract Administrator (VTA) of War Kha Yae Village Tract, Eain Mae Township in Ayeyarwaddy Region.
- Dawn Del Rio: Remarks at the Validation Workshop on the Strategic Framework for the National Environmental Policy May 19, 2017
Learning from New Zealand: Prioritizing Leadership Development in Myanmar’s Civil Service Reform
May 17, 2017
A high level government delegation, led by the Chairperson of the Union Civil Service Board (UCSB), Dr Win Thein visited New Zealand last week to observe first-hand how the country has implemented civil service reform. The week-long study visit comes at a time where the Union Civil Service Board is finalizing the Government of Myanmar’s Civil Service Reform Strategic Action Plan, expected to be launched in July this year.
UNDP with Support from Norway Provides Indelible Ink for Myanmar By-Elections
Apr 1, 2017
An estimated 2.3 million people elected their representatives for 19 parliamentary seats today in by-elections that were held in 8 States and Regions - Bago, Chin, Kayah, Mon, Rakhine, Sagaing, Shan, and Yangon.
A new approach to participatory township planning tested in Bago Region and Mon State
Mar 23, 2017
Not so long ago it was unheard of for communities in Myanmar to have a say in public sector investments and development planning. Budgets for infrastructure were allocated by the Union or State/region government without, or with little, consultation with representatives from the communities. At the township level, roads, schools or water supply systems were designed and built, using these funds but without consulting the people it affected most. This often left the public’s expectations unmet and led to frustrations with how the government was managing public sector investments.
Myanmar Reaches Medium Human Development Status
Mar 22, 2017
Myanmar has moved up the human development index (HDI), attaining Medium Human Development status and ranking 145 out of 188 countries.
- Renata Dessallien, UN R/HC and UNDP Resident Representative: Launch of the Human Development Report Mar 22, 2017