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COVID-19: Looming crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

Income losses are expected to exceed $220 billion in developing countries, and nearly half of all jobs in Africa could be lost.  

Statement by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner on UN COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today launched a $2 billion global humanitarian response plan to fight COVID-19 in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. This response plan…  

On International Women’s Day, more women still needed at top decision maker level in Myanmar

Insights and recommendations for Gender Equality in Public Administration in Myanmar  

International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day 2020

25 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action set out a clear path on how to achieve gender equality, the world has witnessed remarkable progress.  

Almost 90% of Men/Women Globally Are Biased Against Women

The Gender Social Norms Index measures how social beliefs obstruct gender equality in areas like politics, work, and education, and contains data from 75 countries, covering over 80 percent of the…  

Largest data collection exercise in Myanmar since the Census provides evidence on what influences welfare

The report, “Myanmar Living Conditions Survey: Socio-Economic Report” was jointly launched today by the Deputy Minister of Planning, Finance and Industry, H.E U Set Aung, the UNDP Resident…  

Ooredoo and UNDP launch Innovation Hub in Yangon to Promote Digital Entrepreneurship

Ooredoo Myanmar and United Nations Development Programme Myanmar today launched the “Innovation Hub – Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals” (the Innovation Hub). Strategically located at the…  

Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP collaborate to promote climate resilient farming practices while enhancing and diversifying income by leveraging innovation technology

Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP Myanmar today signed a Partnership Agreement to support the implementation of the Sustainable Enterprises and Agricultural Development (SEAD) Project.  

UNDP & UNODC supported the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day

UNDP together with UNODC supported the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2019. In parallel to the main event in Nay Pyi Taw, corresponding…  


This week we're celebrating our partnership with Australia in our efforts for a sustainable planet without poverty and injustice.  

New UNDP report: Human development in Asia-Pacific region advances dramatically, but unevenly

The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed the steepest rise globally in human development. It leads the world in access to broadband internet and is gaining on more developed regions in life expectancy,…  

Ooredoo and UNDP Announce the winners of the 2019 Hackathon

On Sunday, the joint Ooredoo-UNDP Hackathon 2019 announced six winning teams. Around 200 participants competed in this year’s competition, striving to develop new prototypes and business models over…  

Ooredoo-UNDP Hackathon 2019 brings Myanmar’s youth together to innovate for social good

Bright young business minds and creative university students from across the country came together in Yangon and Mandalay to celebrate the opening of the joint Ooredoo-UNDP Hackathon 2019 at the…  

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.  

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