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April 2, 2014

In 2013 UNDP in Myanmar underwent a fundamental transformation as the organization’s mandate in the country was fully restored and the new country programme – the first one after 20 years of hiatus was approved by the Executive Board. In practice this meant crafting a new organizational identity and model of partnerships in Myanmar: from the Human Development Initiative (in 1993-2012) which encompassed NGO-like interventions and limited UNDP’s role strictly to support grassroots communities, to a fully-fledged multilateral development partner and a partner of choice for national stakeholders in their development and reform efforts.