• Meet Village Tract Administrator: Daw Htu San Jun 23, 2017

    Daw Htu San became the first female VTA of Mone See Village Tract, Tar Moe Nyae Town, Kut Khine Township in Northern Shan State.

  • UN Statement on Resident Coordinator in Myanmar Jun 21, 2017

    The UN strongly disagrees with false and inaccurate statements in recent media reports about the UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar, Renata Lok-Dessallien.

  • Meet Ward Administrator: Daw Mon Mon Khine Jun 16, 2017

    Daw Mon Mon Khine, 36, has been leading various community development activities since 2005. She became the very first female VTA of Ya Hine Phyar Village Tract, Gwa Township in Rakhine State.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Disaster Alert Notification Application to Improve Myanmar’s Preparedness Oct 21, 2016

    A mobile application that bridges the information gap on disaster risk communication in Myanmar was released in Nay Pyi Taw last week.

  • Bringing Smiles back to Shwebo Farmers Oct 18, 2016

    The current renovation of the diversion canal along the Kin Tat irrigation system is being undertaken as part of a joint Adaptation Fund, Government of the Union of Myanmar and United Nations Development Programme project - Addressing Climate Change Risks on Water Resources and Food Security in the Dry Zone of Myanmar.

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