Project Activities


“Fourth Meeting of the MyGovernance Project Steering Committee”

2019-04-10 10:34:17

The Project Steering Committee (PSC) of MyGovernance met for its fourth meeting yesterday in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The PSC guides the project’s implem...

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“Myanmar Civil Society Organisations Partnership for Aid and Development Effectiveness” Meeting

2019-03-29 03:02:20

On the 23-24 April 2018, Myanmar civil society organisations convened at the Hotel H Valley in Yangon to discuss a strategic action plan for the new M...

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Hand-over Ceremony of the Financing Agreement for Enhancing the Education and Skills base in Myanmar

2019-03-26 04:02:48

MyGovernance facilitated a hand-over ceremony of the 'Financing Agreement for Enhancing the Education and Skills Base’ between the European Union an...

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Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop

2019-03-22 07:04:54

Nay Pyi Taw, 13th March 2018My Governance project is providing technical assistance support for Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation within the Min...

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Curricula Modernisation Workshop

2019-03-22 07:03:32

Nay Pyi Daw, 26th March 2018My governance project organised a workshop on ‘Curricula Modernisation’ in Nay Pyi Daw on 22nd March 2018 in cooperation w...

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My Governance Project

Institutional Strengthening and Policy Dialogue Support (ISPDS)

Project Objectives

Overall objective

To contribute to strengthening governance in support of Myanmar's democratic transition process and reform agenda.

Project Purpose:

To strengthen public institutions and non-state actors and develop capacities for policymaking, planning and implementation to respond to citizens' needs and contribute to general socio-economic development.

Project Components

Component 1: Improved institutional capacity for effective policy making, planning and implementation

Principal Activities

Strategies and tools for PAR: policy making cycle, capacity building for civil servants, decentralisation, inclusion of NSAs

  • Support institutional strengthening and policy development
  • Assist the design and implementation of PAR programmes
  • Assist the design and implementation of demand-driven PAR activities at union and regional level
  • Support to central civil service training institutions
  • Design and delivery of training on PAR-related issues and study visits

Key Outcomes

  • Enhanced Public Administration Reform dialogue through studies and on-demand analytical work, and the organisation of events leading to strengthening of the effectiveness of the public administration
  • Decentralisation process and strengthened local governance system
  • Regular European and regional policy dialogues are developed
  • Development cooperation among Myanmar's government and non-state actors, improved
  • Institutional capacities, efficiency, accountability and responsiveness of public administrations/public sector organisations towards citizens improved

Component 2: Sector Reform Support

Principal Activities

Application of strategies and tools to line ministries (agriculture, education), master plans, organisational reform, link to budget functions

  • Advise on policy implementation
  • Draft monitoring and evaluation guidelines
  • Contribute to the implementation of policy and planning
  • Organise training, seminars, workshops and study visits

Key Outcomes

  • Building on the foundations of Component 1 and with emphasis on sector reforms, prioritised in the Multi-annual Indicative Programme 2014-2020.
  • Activities related to improvement of service delivery of some selected line ministries
  • Supporting relevant departments and bodies in implementing national plans and policies
  • Providing technical assistance at national and state/regional level in capacity development and human resources management
  • Support for capacity development to enforce policies strengthened
  • Staff performance (senior level managers and employees) in line ministries developed

Component 3: Enhancing the responsiveness of EU interventions and communications in Myanmar

Principal Activities

Strengthen EU visibility, PR, better alignment with GoUM priorities, visibility materials, media scanning, knowledge sharing, dialogue

  • Communication strategy, media and communication materials to support wider dissemination of EU interventions.
  • Produce videos/photos about EU cooperation programmes
  • Produce professional photographs on EU-financed projects and a video on gender issues
  • Workshop for journalists on EU development cooperation
  • Preparation of press kit and dissemination materials.

Key Outcomes

  • Sustainable EU-Myanmar dialogue mechanisms are in place at different levels.
  • Media and communication materials are produced to support wider building of the foundations of Component 1 and with emphasis on sector reforms and dissemination of countrywide interventions and support by the EUD.
  • Photo videos and galleries are established.
  • Videos on specific issues, i.e. gender, the Peace Process (relevant to EUD- financed projects) produced.
  • People of Myanmar, civil servants, civic society, international donor organisations are more aware of EU support and initiatives in different social, political and administrative development areas in Myanmar.

Component 4: Crosscutting activities in the area of Peace Building

Principal Activities

Implementation of EU 2014 Peace Support Actions, dialogue, coordination

  • Comparative research on the impacts of peace-related projects supported by the EU in selected areas
  • Peace building needs assessment, national political dialogue, ceasefire monitoring, support to the MPC and the national peace process
  • Facilitate organisation of seminars, conferences and study visits related to peace-building initiatives and confidence-building processes

Key Outcomes

  • Institutional capacity improvement for effective policymaking, planning, implementation and service delivery at Union and sub-national level, taking into account the specific context and needs of the peace process.
  • Sound political dialogues at all levels, i.e. Union and sub-national levels, and the role and visibility of the EU as a key partner increased
  • Improvement in the coordination process between all stakeholders in the peace process to improve policy making, planning, implementation and service delivery at all levels in Myanmar.