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With the support of the Joint Coordination Committee on Hluttaw Development (JCC) and the three Hluttaws at Union level, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) have completed the ‘Survey of Myanmar Members of Parliament: Reflections from the Second Hluttaw’. This report is the result of long-term research with Members of Parliament (MPs) in Myanmar during the current term of the Union level Hluttaws which began in 2016 and will end in early 2021. The report provides evidence-based insights on the roles, functions and practices of Union level MPs to help support the strategic direction and institutional development agendas of the Hluttaws. It is based on interviews and focus groups with 63 MPs, and a questionnaire responded to by 394 MPs. The report complements a Survey of Members of the First Hluttaw conducted by UNDP/IPU in 2015, tracking progress from the first Hluttaw to the second. The findings can help embed and share effective practice by elected representatives in a new democracy.
The National Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan was developed with funding support from European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in close collaboration with the Department of Disaster Management. It aims to minimize damage to property, reduce injury and lives lost, and normalize the lives of those affected in a timely manner in the case of a damaging earthquake in the country. It also seeks to contribute to the achievements of Myanmar Sustainable Development Goals as well as respond to Global and Regional Frameworks which Myanmar has endorsed.