LEAP enables fundamental change in Myanmar’s Civil Service. Five policy papers describe a modern Human Resources Management System (HRMS) with the following functional areas: recruitment and selection, posting and transfer, performance evaluation, human resource planning, and a competency framework and toolkit, being piloted in the UCSB. Partnership with ministry Corruption Prevention Units will promote civil service integrity. The Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA, 2019) study provides quantitative and qualitative analysis on obstacles to women’s equal access to leadership roles. The first-ever Public Perception Survey of Government Services (PPSoGS, 2019) will enable the use of data for evidence-based planning and contribute to the National Indicator Framework of the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (MSDP).
In response to the needs identified by Government, a review and redesign of all training programs and methodologies of the Central Institutes of Civil Service (CICS) includes adult-learning approaches, distance-learning and capacity development for faculty and trainers.
The key enablers of change management are senior civil servants. A Senior Executive Leadership System (SELS) will enhance their capacities and motivation for leadership and management. This includes special training, coaching and mentoring, and a more rigorous merit selection and performance evaluation. Building on UCSB’s commitment to become a leader in ASEAN on Intrinsic Motivation, LEAP will deliver methods and global knowledge-sharing to foster motivation, performance and integrity.
These activities will help achieve Myanmar’s objectives of a more people-centred and results-oriented Civil Service.