Toily Kurbanov

Country Director

UNDP Myanmar

English, Russian, Turkmen
Development, Governance, Public policy

Toily Kurbanov was appointed Country Director of UNDP in Myanmar in September 2012. He joined UNDP in 2004 and has worked in the Office of Planning and Budgeting at UNDP Headquarters in New York. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Kurbanov was UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Fiji, where he led UNDP’s programme and operations in nine Pacific Island countries (Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu).

Prior to joining UNDP, Mr. Kurbanov had a distinguished career in the banking industry and with the Government of Turkmenistan.

 Mr. Kurbanov is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School (USA) and Plekhanov Institute of Economics (Russia).


Expert's related links

How UNDP is supporting Myanmar's triple transition. Devex, 9 June 2014


First-year Myanmar Lessons. Op-ed in MyanmarTimes, 22 December 2013



Devex interview on UNDP's support to Myanmar. 6 June 2014


Myanmar TV Interview. January 2013


Partnership with academia. Fiji TV News Broadcast. March 2011