IOG Supports UNDP’s Efforts to Reform Myanmar’s Civil Service Leadership
Author: Michael A. O'Neill
The Institute on Governance led the second phase of its work on civil service reform in Myanmar with a series of high-level meetings with representatives from Myanmar’s Office of the State Councillor and the Union Civil Service Board (UCSB). The mission was organized as part of the Institute’s work with the UNDP on the development of a senior administrative leadership programme which is one of the three pillars of Myanmar’s civil service reforms. The Institute’s work is focusing on the establishment of a program to prepare individuals to take up senior positions in Myanmar’s civil service. In addition to the meetings with the Office of the Councillor and UCSB the Institute also discussed its work with representatives of civil society organizations, international organizations, and senior officials from Myanmar’s government and parliamentary institutions.
Dr. Michael A. O’Neill, Senior Director at the IOG, who leads the Institute’s work in Myanmar, developed the Institute’s proposals for strengthening Myanmar civil service leadership based on international best practices and relevant experiences of civil services of member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).