The quality of its democratic institutions is the key determinant for a country’s economic and social development. Myanmar’s transition towards a peaceful democratic federal Union in its first decade has led to economic growth, more inclusive governance and limited fiscal decentralization. This transition to a more inclusive and responsive model of governance increases the demands on institutions to act in a more coordinated way, to devise better governance processes, to deliver better services to more people and to communicate and engage more directly with people.
SERIP is a 5-year initiative that aims to strengthen the effectiveness of Myanmar executive and legislative institutions in responding to the needs and aspirations of all Myanmar’s people. This requires increased capacity across government institutions in formulating, planning, implementing and evaluating public policies, legislation and budgets.
Key Interventions Areas
- Data for development
- Policy Management
- Parliamentary processes
- Subnational Governance
The project provides technical support at both Union and Region and State levels, ensuring stronger links between Union and subnational institutions on policy-making and public service delivery. The project will ensure throughout its activities the imperative of leaving-no-one-behind as defined in the Agenda 2030, introducing inclusive annual planning, mainstreaming gender equality and inclusiveness in its interventions. With SERIP, UNDP assist government to gradually shift into a more inclusive and decentralized system for public sector management and service delivery.