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LISTENING TO PEOPLE’S VOICES: How well do public services do in Myanmar?

Myanmar’s first-ever perception survey that uses digital survey data is currently being conducted across the union. The Central Statistical…

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Government commends UNDP’s contribution to advancing sustainable development in Myanmar

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Myanmar completed its annual Programme Board meeting and review of the programmes implemented by UNDP during 2019 as part of the…  


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…  


Demo Day: The Hackathon 2018

The three winning teams – Deca, Divas, and Blind Hat – honed their entrepreneurial skills and reinforced their products through a series of training sessions, first through the Empretec…  


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…  


UNDP and Rakhine State Government sign 2nd Letter of Agreement confirming support to Township Democratic Local Governance Project

A 2nd Letter of Agreement (LoA) was signed by Peter Batchelor, UNDP Resident Representative and H.E. U Kyaw Aye Thein, Minister for Finance, Revenue, Planning and Economics of Rakhine State Government…  


Sweden and UNDP-working together to build a more equal, inclusive and responsive civil service in Myanmar

Sweden and UNDP’s partnership in Myanmar over the last few years has focused on strengthening key democratic governance institutions (e.g. parliament), and enhancing the quality of public service…  


President announces national environment and climate change policies to mark World Environment Day 2019

The Government of Myanmar today announced its vision for the country’s environmental protection and climate action, launching two new policies that will guide Myanmar’s environmental management and…  


UNHCR, UNDP and Government of the Union of Myanmar extend MoU

The Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Union of Myanmar, UNDP, and UNHCR has been extended today for one year following an agreement by all parties.  


Chief Minister, British Ambassador and UNDP Resident Representative inaugurate new road as part of UNDP project in Bago Region

The inauguration ceremony for the newly constructed rural concrete road in Kawa Township, Bago Region was attended by Bago Region Chief Minister, H.E. U Win Thein, Bago Region Planning and Finance…  


International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Raising our voices against homophobia, transphobia, biphobia and intersexphobia on 17 May is a chance to reaffirm our commitment to respect human dignity and to champion human rights. We must do…  


LISTENING TO PEOPLE’S VOICES: How well do public services do in Myanmar?

Myanmar’s first-ever perception survey that uses digital survey data is currently being conducted across the union. The Central Statistical Organizations (CSO) is co-leading the process with the Union…  


Union Hluttaw launches Parliament Intranet as part of e-Parliament System

As an integral part of the e-Parliament system being implemented in partnership with UNDP and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Union-level Hluttaw has launched the Intranet system on 8th May in…  

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