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03 June 2020

Poverty-Environment Action’s Myanmar Governance for Resilience and Sustainability Project achieved concrete measures to mainstream poverty-environment and climate objectives into the heart of the Government’s decision-making in 2019.

Myanmar commenced work with their government counterparts to establish relevant coordination mechanisms in mainstreaming poverty-environment objectives at all levels of government. An Environment Management Fund preparation working group was set up to draft regulations for fund establishment and governance.

In Myanmar, significant technical support was provided to the Environmental Conservation Department to lead mainstreaming of environmental indicators throughout the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan and its associated National Indicator Framework. This overarching, long-term development plan guides all government ministries and sectors. In addition to a dedicated section of the plan which addresses environmental conservation, the draft National Indicator Framework incorporates sustainability indicators.

Myanmar also conducted an assessment to establish gaps in government systems in addressing poverty-environment linkages and gender. These assessments were used to formulate tailor-made strategies to build the required capacity for mainstreaming poverty, environment and gender in the country’s development.

The Governance for Resilience and Sustainability Project is embedded in UNDP Myanmar Country Office’s Governance for Resilience and Sustainability Project (2018–2022).