Support to Democratic Governance in Myanmar


DGImproving E-governance: Civil servants attend a training to improve their computer skills. Photo: Union Civil Service Board

UNDP aims to ensure accountability of emerging democratic institutions, including the Parliament, the judiciary and public administration, media and civil society. This project provides support to democratic transition in Myanmar through work on public administration reform, development effectiveness, rule of law and access to justice as well as legislative strengthening.

The public administration component of the project will work with selected ministries to build institutional capacities to support the public administration reform process as well as work with the Union Civil Service Board and other ministry training institutions to train and establish a professional, transparent and representative civil service.

The legislative strengthening component of the project will focus on supporting the Union Parliament and sub-national parliaments to provide consultative, inclusive and transparent law-making processes, oversight as well as strengthen their capacity to support dialogues as part of the peace processes.

The rule of law and access to justice component of the project will help build the capacities of justice sector institutions and their staff to effectively implement the justice sector reform. An access to justice mapping exercise will also be used to determine the needs of the justice sector actors as well as the priority justice needs of vulnerable people. The project will also work to enhance the legal awareness of vulnerable groups, including women in selected townships and villages.

The development effectiveness component of the project will promote the collection and use of accurate socio economic data for use in policy making. Read in Myanmar

What we hope to achieve

UNDP aims to help Myanmar democratize and modernize state institutions and bring out greater transparency and accountability. Through this project, UNDP is helping to improve governance by strengthening the rule of law and access to justice for poor men, women and children; developing institutional capacities of core government institutions; and developing systems and training civil servants so that the public sector reforms can be effectively implemented. Read in Myanmar


Organisation  2013 - 2015 Funds (USD)
UNDP core
UNDP non core $30,210,000
Total $43,925,000

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