Sweden provides $3.6m to support UNDP in MyanmarStaff writer ▼ | June 20, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has received an additional 30 million Swedish krona ($3.6m) from the Government of Sweden to support the agency’s work in Myanmar.
Helping NDP has helped improve local governance in Myanmar
UNDP Country Director, Toily Kurbanov said that he was encouraged by the support provided by the Government of Sweden.
“With the initial tranche of funding from Sweden, UNDP has helped improve local governance in Myanmar, with a particular focus on strengthening women’s participation.
“Our partnership with Sweden has enabled UNDP to strengthen democratic institutions such as the Parliaments, and support justice actors to better engage with the people. With this new tranche of funding from Sweden, UNDP will be better able to support Myanmar’s ongoing transition.”
Ann Stodberg, Head of Development Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden's Section office in Yangon, stated that “Sweden is proud to continue its support to the important work being carried out by UNDP and its partners.
“We are convinced that the key areas for the UNDP interventions at local as well as at the national level require long-term commitments, such as the one the Swedish Government has made before and is renewing now.
“We hope to see results in terms of empowerment of both women and men in terms of rights and responsibilities, improved community resilience in the face of external challenges and strengthened government institutions that can respond well to the needs of vulnerable populations”. ■