The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
International Development Association
United Kingdom Department for International Development
UNOPS has worked in Myanmar since 1996 contributing to the achievements of a range of partners, including bilateral donors, UN organizations and donor governments. Our fund management, procurement and infrastructure services support initiatives to improve health, livelihoods, rural development and agriculture across the country.
UNOPS manages some of the largest development funds in Myanmar, including the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), Access to Health (ACCESS) and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF).
Furthermore, UNOPS is the Principal Recipient for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) in Myanmar and manages the Regional Artemisinin-Resistance Initiative Towards Elimination of Malaria (RAI2E).
UNOPS Myanmar also manages a diverse portfolio of small and medium-sized individual projects, in collaboration with other UN organizations, national and international implementing partners, and bilateral and multilateral donors.
- UNOPS impact in Myanmar
- +1 million notified cases of all forms of tuberculosis since 2011
- 2.1 million people, of whom 85% are women, served by LIFT-funded microfinance institutions since 2010
- +1.7 million people treated for malaria since 2011
- 233,000 women benefitted from four home visits for antenatal care since 2013
- 99 rural and peri-urban health centres designed and constructed since 2014
- $50 million worth of road construction machinery, bridge parts, agriculture machinery, fertilizers and other goods procured to restore livelihoods after Cyclone Komen in 2015
- 2.28%Health expenditureHealth expenditure, total (% of GDP)
Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation.
Source: data.worldbank.org (2014)
Funds we manage
To improve health equity in Myanmar, Access to Health will support the most underserved and vulnerable populations under a rights-based approach. The programme will help bring services where they are needed most, with particular attention to conflict-affected areas. Managed by UNOPS — with funding from the United Kingdom, United States, Sweden and Switzerland — Access to Health will dedicate funding and resources to strengthening Myanmar’s health system for the long term.
LIFT is a multi-donor fund established in 2009 to improve the lives and prospects of smallholder farmers and landless people in rural Myanmar. LIFT is working to ensure that Myanmar's rural economic transformation is inclusive.
The Global Fund
Since 2011, UNOPS has assisted the Ministry of Health manage grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. These grants are helping tackle epidemics in Myanmar by providing people with improved access to prevention, diagnostics and treatment.
The RAI2E programme aims to accelerate progress towards malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong Subregion. With funding from the Global Fund, RAI2E is implemented with a network of partners to combat malaria, including multidrug resistant strains of the disease. RAI2E succeeds the RAI programme (2013-2017) and will run until 2020.
Joint Peace Fund
UNOPS is the Trustee and Contract Manager of the Joint Peace Fund, a multi-donor fund that supports national efforts to achieve a lasting settlement to decades of internal conflict in Myanmar. It provides financial and technical support to all relevant parties and stakeholders in support of an inclusive process.