Myanmar

Myanmar

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We are developing knowledge resources, promoting institutional development and facilitating inclusive and informed dialogue about democratic reform options in Myanmar. 

As part of the European Union-funded project Support to Electoral Processes and Democracy (STEP Democracy), International IDEA Myanmar has worked with the Union Election Commission (UEC) in support of peaceful, transparent and credible elections in Myanmar. Highlights include the development of a system and regulations to accredit election observers. In 2015, more than 12,000 observers were accredited, animated voter education videos were produced, knowledge products were produced and disseminated, and an Election Risk Management Unit was established within the UEC. Following decades of military rule and local armed conflicts, the 2015 elections represented a significant turning point for Myanmar, which is now undergoing its democratic transition. 

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Challenges and opportunities for women in Myanmar: a constitutional  perspective

Women in Myanmar are facing many challenges as a result of traditional perceptions, institutional barriers, and societal norms. These challenges range from a lack of equal job opportunities to difficulties participating in nation building or the political arena.


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Challenges and opportunities for women in Myanmar: a constitutional  perspective

Women in Myanmar are facing many challenges as a result of traditional perceptions, institutional barriers, and societal norms. These challenges range from a lack of equal job opportunities to difficulties participating in nation building or the political arena.


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Myanmar in News & Events

May
03
2018

City Hall of Yangon. (Photo - CNN)

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Mar
05
2018
21st Century Panglong Peace Conference, Myanmar. Image: UN Photo

21st Century Panglong Peace Conference, Myanmar.

Image: UN Photo

News Article
Dec
22
2017
Participants of the first Inter-Parliamentary Conference on Budget Oversight, Nay Pyi Taw, 23–26 November 2017. Photo credit: Wine Gyi.

Participants of the first Interparliamentary Conference on Budget Oversight, Nay Pyi Taw, 23–26 November 2017. Photo credit: Wine Gyi.

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Jul
20
2017
The conference was a joint effort between International IDEA, the European Union and the Joint Public Accounts Committee of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.  Photo: Giles Dickenson-Jones.

The conference was a joint effort between International IDEA, the European Union and the Joint Public Accounts Committee of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. Photo: Giles Dickenson-Jones.

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Jul
10
2017
Experts from International IDEA and Centre for Policy and Legal Reforms discuss institutional design options for semi-presidential system of governance, Kiev, Ukraine, 10 July 2017. Photo credit: International IDEA.

Experts from International IDEA and Centre for Policy and Legal Reforms discuss institutional design options for semi-presidential system of governance, Kiev, Ukraine, 10 July 2017. Photo credit: International IDEA.

Event
Mar
20
2017
Members and staff of the Joint Public Accounts Committee of the Myanmar Parliament

Members and staff of the Joint Public Accounts Committee of the Myanmar Parliament who participated at the democratic accountability workshop.

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Network & Partners

ASEAN Secretariat
Australian National University
Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF)
Election Commission of Bhutan
Electoral Commission of Nepal
Myanmar Peace Centre
National Assembly of Bhutan
National Council of Bhutan
Nepal Constituent Assembly
Nepal Law Society
Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)
Union Election Commission of Myanmar
University of Gadjah Mada
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Zorig Foundation

Contact

Head of Mission

68B Sayar San Road
Bahan Township
Yangon 11201
Myanmar

 

+95 9 263128104
Mark McDowell
Head of Mission
Regional Director
+95 9 263128104
Leena Rikkila Tamang
Regional Director