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.
- Renata Dessallien, UN R/HC and UNDP Resident Representative: Launch of the Human Development Report Mar 22, 2017
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.
Myanmar Business Survey Bridges Data Gap on Enterprises
Feb 9, 2017
A report which provides an overview of businesses in Myanmar and sheds light on the constraints they face, was launched today by the Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance, H.E U Maung Maung Win and the UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Haoliang Xu.
Myanmar Launches the UN-REDD National Programme to Protect Forests and Contribute to Global Efforts to Address Climate Change
Jan 27, 2017
A national programme aiming at preparing the country to participate in an international policy initiative to mitigate climate change through avoiding deforestation and forest degradation was launched in Nay Pyi Taw today by the Union Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, H.E. U Ohn Winn.
UNDP Receives Funds to Support Work with Townships
Dec 21, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has received 310.000 CHF (approx. 326.000 USD) from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to further upscale its ongoing work on strengthening democratic local governance in the South East of Myanmar.
- Peter Batchelor: Knowledge Forum: Bolstering Motivation in the Civil Service through Improved Integrity, Meritocracy and Equal Opportunities Dec 16, 2016
Trust, inclusivity and diversity at the heart of Myanmar’s Civil Service Reform Plan
Dec 15, 2016
After extensive country wide consultations, the draft strategic action plan which lays the foundation for civil service reform in Myanmar made further steps towards finalization today. Myanmar’s civil service is made up of 900000 staff.
- Peter Batchelor: Address at Third Round of Consultations on the Development of the Civil Service Reform Straegic Action Plan Dec 15, 2016