Promoting inclusive, resilient and sustainable development and environmental management.
Myanmar has committed to a series of policy reforms on environmental governance, climate change and disaster risk reduction. Recent high growth rates and the transition to a more open economy, requires that economic growth in Myanmar is more inclusive, resilient and sustainable. UNDP works across the country to promote inclusive, resilient and sustainable development and environmental management, implementing programmes at the state, region and township levels.
UNDP covers two broad areas of work to advance sustainable inclusive growth:
- Promoting sustainability and resilience through improved disaster risk reduction, environmental management and climate mitigation and adaptation. This means supporting the government in addressing the economic, social and environmental impacts of development and support in implementing climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. UNDP promoted coordination and financing of environment-related initiatives and the management of protected areas (for example, Inle Lake in Shan) and the conservation of ecosystems and wildlife (for example, in Kachin and Tanintharyi). UNDP’s approach is to promote community-based natural resource management and conservation, integrated land use and participatory management of protected areas. UNDP also promotes innovative conservation efforts that connect terrestrial, coastal and marine resource management, whilst utilizing a conflict sensitive approach in post-conflict areas.
- Inclusive economic growth and promotion of entrepreneurship amongst women and youth. Together with other UN agencies, UNDP promotes inclusive economic growth through improvement of policy coherence and coordination across government, enhancing its capacities to promote inclusive entrepreneurship. UNDP also works to build an enabling environment for micro and small businesses and supports innovative digital financial services for women and youth to unlock their economic potential for the country.