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  • Preserving Inle Lake for Future Generations: What Can Myanmar Learn from its Neighbours? Jun 10, 2014

    How can the Inle Lake and its resources be best managed so that its beauty, culture and biodiversity remain intact? What can national and local level government authorities, civil society, communities living in and around the lake as well as the private sector learn and apply from lake management experiences from around Asia?

  • UNDP Myanmar’s Groundbreaking Microfinance Work Enters New Phase Jun 4, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw - In 1997 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) began the “Sustainable Microfinance to Improve the Livelihoods of the Poor” – the pioneer microfinance project in Myanmar. After 17 years of successful implementation, today UNDP marked the end of the first chapter of this nationwide grassroots microfinance campaign that improved the lives of some 630,000 households in Myanmar over a 17-year period, and a new beginning in the provision of financial services by an independent microfinance operator. The important milestone in the development of the national microfinance sector was sealed with signing of the memorandum of understanding between UNDP and the Union Ministry of Cooperatives of Myanmar, as well as a transfer agreement for the project funds and assets with Pact, a non-government organization (NGO), which has been the main implementation partner for this project.

  • UN study to help build a financial inclusion road map May 22, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw - The UN Capital Development Fund and the UN Development Programme jointly launched the results of the Making Access Possible (MAP) Myanmar Diagnostic - a comprehensive study of Myanmar’s financial services sector and an analysis of its potential to enhance financial inclusion as the country’s economic reforms take hold.

  • Rule of Law Centres to be established as bridges to justice Apr 3, 2014

    Yangon- The Coordinating Committee on Rule of Law Centres, chaired by Daw Aung Sung Suu Kyi, decided today to establish two pilot rule of law centres in Lashio and Mandalay before the end of 2014. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has agreed to assist national counterpart in setting up the two pilot centres which will provide training on local justice issues to legal professionals, police and local administration officials, and community representatives.

  • Strengthening Ethnics Unity Mar 11, 2014

    Shan State – “We women can lead all community activities like men do,” a young Shan woman boldly said. Her statement stirred the male audience but received cheers from females who were participating in a debate organised in a traditional way in Shan State of Myanmar.

  • Rule of Law Centres Feb 27, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw - A feasibility study on the establishment of Rule of Law centres in Myanmar will be finalized next month. The feasibility study will allow all parties involved to consider the advantages and disadvantages of a range of options for the Rule of Law Centres in ensuring that local judges and other law enforcement officials are better equipped to perform their functions.

  • DenmarkFundsUNDP Jan 23, 2014

    Yangon – The Government of Denmark and United Nations Development Programme signed a cost-sharing agreement whereby Denmark will contribute 23 million Danish Krone (approximately 4.2 million US Dollars) towards implementation of UNDP's country programme for Myanmar. The agreement was signed by Danish Ambassador H.E. Mikael Hemniti Winther and UNDP Country Director Toily Kurbanov.

  • JapanAmbassadorVisitRakhine Jan 23, 2014

    SITTWE – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and World Food Programme (WFP) had the opportunity to introduce His Excellency Mikio Numata, Japanese Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, to the activities implemented by the agencies in Rakhine State from 20 to 22 January 2014.

  • NewRC-RR Jan 10, 2014

    Myanmar - The new UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Renata Lok-Dessallien, has arrived in Myanmar to take up her tour of duty. On the 8th of January, she presented her credentials to H.E. U Wunna Maung Lwin, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Nay Pyi Taw.

  • ParliamentariansStudyVisit Jan 8, 2014

    Myanmar – A delegation from Myanmar’s Parliament concluded its nine-day visit to Norway, Denmark and Sweden in December bringing home experiences of diverse but useful law making practices.

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