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  • Top UN Development Official Chooses Myanmar for His First Official Visit Aug 4, 2017

    Achim Steiner, Chair of the United Nations Development Group and Administrator of the UN Development Programme, will visit Myanmar from August 6 – 8. This will be Mr. Steiner’s first official visit to a programme country since he assumed his responsibilities as the top UN development official in June 2017.

  • Myanmar launches Reform Plan to promote more ethical and inclusive Civil Service Jul 10, 2017

    State Counsellor, H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi launched Myanmar’s four-year Civil Service Reform Strategic Action Plan today at an event in Nay Pyi Taw.

  • EU and UNDP Sign Agreement to Strengthen Earthquake Preparedness in Myanmar Jul 7, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme has received funds (Euro 800,000) from the European Union for a new project that aims to build the resilience of Myanmar’s people and institutions to withstand the impact of earthquakes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A new and comprehensive national environmental policy for Myanmar Dec 12, 2016

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been supporting the government of Myanmar to formulate a new national environmental policy that places environmental considerations at the centre of efforts to promote economic and social development, reduce poverty, and mitigate and adapt to climate change and natural disasters.

  • Domestic Resources Dominate Development Finance in Asia Oct 26, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asia-Pacific Development Effectiveness Facility (AP-DEF) opened a two-day meeting on aid ahead of the upcoming Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. More than 100 government delegates and development experts are exploring how to design integrated national financing frameworks for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia-Pacific.

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