Workshop planned on improving Myanmar’s civil service

Civil service participants discuss different federal concepts during group work session in 2014. Photo: Hanns Seidel Foundation Myanmar

Efforts are being made in Myanmar to revamp the country’s antiquated civil service.

The Union Civil Service Board (UCSB) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is organising a Consultative Workshop on Civil Service Reform Strategic Action Plan from 24-25 August 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw at the Myanmar International Convention Centre, according to an August 19 press release.

The consultative workshop is organized with the aim of developing the Civil Service Reform Strategic Action Plan which will serve as a blueprint for establishing a modern and competent civil service. Transforming Myanmar’s civil service into a modern institution that better serves the people of Myanmar is one of the government’s top priorities.

The event will be officially opened by the U Myint Swe, Vice President, of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Dr. Win Thein, Chairperson of the Union Civil Service Board and Ms. Renata Dessallien, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator will deliver opening remarks.

The two-day consultative workshop offers a mix of plenary and group discussions and will be attended by a broad range of government and non-government stakeholders, including Members of Parliament, including Parliament staff, Union ministries and government institutions, State and Region Governments, civil society organisations, academia and think tanks, the Union Civil Service Board (UCSB) and Central Institutes of the Civil Service (CICS), donors and development partners and the media.

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