Myanmar

Myanmar

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Naypyidaw

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. 

Myanmar in News & Events

Dec
11
2018
Myanmar's Pyithu Hluttaw (Upper House of Parliament). Source: Wikipedia

Myanmar's Pyithu Hluttaw (Upper House of Parliament). Source: Wikipedia

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Nov
09
2018
Training of sub-commission and poll workers. Image credit: International IDEA

Training of sub-commission and poll workers. Image credit: International IDEA

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Sep
17
2018
Image credit: Kyaw Soe Satt Photography

Image credit: Kyaw Soe Satt Photography

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May
18
2018
Group Photo of Multi-Stakeholders Dialogue on the new draft YCDC Law. (Photo credit: DIPD)

Group Photo of Multi-Stakeholders Dialogue on the new draft YCDC Law. (Photo credit: DIPD)

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Databases & Tools

Network & Partners

ASEAN Secretariat
Australian National University
Democracy Reporting International
European Union
Myanmar Peace Centre
Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD)
Union Election Commission of Myanmar

Contact

Asia and the Pacific Region

99 Northbourne Avenue Turner
2612 Canberra ACT Australia
Postal address: P.O. Box 6156
O'Connor ACT 2602

+61 2 6178 150
Leena Rikkila Tamang
Regional Director
Myanmar

68B Sayar San Road
Bahan Township
Yangon 11201 
Myanmar

+95 9 263128104
Mark McDowell
Head of Mission