UNDP supports capacity development of senior civil servants on public administration

Mar 14, 2014

As part of a programme to support public administration reforms, experts from UNDP participated in a range of training workshops covering topics related to the ongoing reforms in Myanmar

Yangon – An eight-week management training course for senior-level government officials was organized for the second time in Myanmar as part of the country’s efforts to strengthen leadership in public administration reforms. The training organized by the Union Civil Service Board will conclude by the end of March. As part of a programme to support public administration reforms, experts from UNDP participated in a range of training workshops covering topics related to the ongoing reforms in Myanmar.

“Models of democratic governance for local service delivery were presented at the workshop and were a good example for Myanmar government officials working in the area of social development. The knowledge gained in these trainings can be practically applied,” was a comment from one participant regarding presentations from UNDP experts.     

Topics covered by UNDP include good governance standards for the public sector, management of public service delivery, strategic planning, policy development, democratic governance and decentralization, social cohesion, gender and early recovery strategies. The lecturer mixed theoretical presentations with group work, which was highly appreciated among the participants who actively engaged in different assignments. The 49 participants represented a great variety of union and state level staff at a director level.

Daw Thin Thin Aung, UNDP’s public administration specialist in Myanmar, commented that “improving management and administrative skills of civil service personnel in Myanmar will help accelerate the country’s public administration reforms efforts. Public administration support is a key component of the UNDP’s country programme in Myanmar and we foresee that the programme we will contribute to introduce good governance practices,” she said.

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