Myanmar to Reinforce Public Sector Accountability through Performance Management and Delivery SystemAug 28, 2015
[Yangon, 28 August 2015] The Myanmar delegation’s consultations with Malaysia’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) concluded last week with an agreement that Malaysia’s performance management model should benefit Myanmar.
During the four day consultations in Kuala Lumpur, facilitated by United Nations Development Programme, Myanmar government learnt about the PEMANDU’s success in making Malaysia’s public service results-driven and more accountable towards its people.
“Myanmar already applies many of the concepts and practices we have seen here in Malaysia. What we need is to improve their application in Myanmar to reach a results-driven public sector,” said Dr. Myint Han, Director General of the Ministry of Health and Head of Delegation.
The mission culminated in a meeting with Minister Dato Sri Idris Jala, Chairman of PEMANDU, which confirmed the priorities for future partnership.
“Leadership is key and you should invest in your leaders,” said Minister Jala.
PEMANDU will provide technical support and assistance to organise a workshop in October in Nay Pyi Taw on Performance Management and Delivery in Myanmar. This workshop is expected to change mindset of public service personnel and encourage more accountability towards the public. Quality and efficient delivery of services would ultimately result from this process.
UNDP supports public administration reform in Myanmar through its Democratic Governance Pillar with financial support from governments of Australia, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Sweden and United Kingdom.
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