Policy Dialogue and Continuous Support to Myanmar’s Education Reform
A policy dialogue meeting between the Myanmar government and the European Union to discuss education sector reform took place yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw with the support of the MyGovernance Project. The meeting was chaired by Union Minister of Education and the EU Ambassador to Myanmar and discussed in particular the current situation regarding access to education for children in the country’s ethnic and conflict affected areas. Following the policy dialogue meeting, the EU disbursed €32 million (51 billion MMK) in support of education reform in Myanmar. This is the second payment from a total of €221 million (MMK 382 billion) in support of the government’s ambitious efforts in improving the quality of education and vocational training in the country. MyGovernance has been a key instrument for the two partners in preparing and operationalising many of the technical aspects of their large-scale cooperation.