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Why Climate Change Matters for Myanmar’s Development, and What We Are Doing About It

Op-ed by U Ohn Win, Union Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, and Mr. Peter Batchelor, UNDP Myanmar Resident Representative  


Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP Myanmar to host The Hackathon 2019

Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP Myanmar will co-host the second edition of its collaboration - The Hackathon from 18-20 October in Yangon and Mandalay, in partnership with Impact Hub. The Hackathon 2019…  


Union Attorney General’s Office Presents the Findings of its Assessment of the Strategic Plan (2015 – 2019)

Many of the Ministries that form the Government of Myanmar developed Strategic Plans to guide their reform process over the past five years. However, few have taken the trouble to assess how much…  


The Government of Myanmar launches the National Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan

The Vice President, H.E. U Henry Van Thio, the chairman of the National Disaster Management Committee launched the National Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan in Nay Pyi Taw on 6 August 2019.  


Chief Minister and Swiss Ambassador inaugurate a new school building as part of UNDP Project in Mon State

A newly constructed Basic Education High School (BEHS) building was inaugurated in Shwe Hlay village, Bilin township, Mon state.  


Opening Remarks by Mr. Knut Ostby, United Nations Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (a.i)

Opening Remarks by Mr. Knut Ostby, United Nations Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (a.i) at Launching Ceremony of National Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan  


Yangon Region Government launches Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan

Today, the Yangon Region Disaster Management Committee launched the Yangon Region Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan. The Plan was developed with funding support from the European Union and…  


Winners of the 2018 Hackathon present their impactful innovations

In December 2018, Ooredoo Myanmar and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Myanmar organized a Hackathon with the objective of promoting innovation and entrepreneurship on the theme…  


Poverty in Myanmar has declined substantially, but one in four still poor, according to new report

– The share of the population in Myanmar living in poverty has halved from 48.2 percent in 2005 to 24.8 percent in 2017. This is the key finding of a new Poverty Report launched today by the Central…  


UNDP helps MPs build skills and develop tools for effective constituency work

The very first thing that Members of Parliament do, even before there is legislation to consider or committees are formed, is to represent their constituents. From the moment they are elected, MPs…  

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