The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Asian Development Bank
Governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America
International Fund for Agricultural 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 Fund (LIFT), the Access to Health Fund and the Joint Peace Fund.
UNOPS is also 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 (RAI3E) and the Tuberculosis Elimination Among Migrants programmes in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
In addition, UNOPS Myanmar 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
- +1.3 million notified cases of all forms of tuberculosis received treatment through the National Tuberculosis Programme via UNOPS-supported partner clinics and programmes since 2011
- +2.3 million confirmed malaria cases treated through programmes via the Global Fund and Access to Health/Three Millennium Development Goal Fund since 2011
- +150,000 people are receiving antiretroviral therapy with UNOPS support to help suppress the HIV virus and stop the progression of AIDS
- 2.6 million people, of whom 91% are women, benefitted from LIFT-funded microfinance institutions since 2010
- 142 rural and sub-rural health centres designed and constructed since 2014
- 282Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births)Maternal mortality ratio in Myanmar
The maternal mortality ratio in Myanmar is 282 per 100,000 live births – the highest in Southeast Asia.
Source: Myanmar Census4.66%Current health expenditureCurrent health expenditure (% of GDP)
Level of current health expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP. Estimates of current health expenditures include healthcare goods and services consumed during each year. This indicator does not include capital health expenditures such as buildings, machinery, IT and stocks of vaccines for emergency or outbreaks.
Source: data.worldbank.org (2017)67Life expectancy at birthLife expectancy at birth, total (years)
Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
Source: data.worldbank.org (2018)54.06MPopulationTotal population
Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.
Source: data.worldbank.org (2019)
Funds we manage
The Access to Health Fund
To improve health equity in Myanmar, the Access to Health Fund supports the most underserved and vulnerable populations under a rights-based approach. The programme helps bring services where they are needed most, with particular attention to conflict-affected areas. Managed by UNOPS, Access to Health dedicates funding and resources to strengthening Myanmar’s health system for the long term.
Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (LIFT)
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 Myanmar to 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 Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative has been expanded with a third phase, the RAI3-Elimination programme, which is a $228 million regional grant to accelerate the elimination of malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion over a three-year period (2021–2023). RAI3E supports increased malaria service coverage for remote populations in border areas and other at-risk populations, as well as case management through health volunteers and strengthening of national surveillance systems.
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.
- SECO-UN Trade Cluster Myanmar
Financed by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the project is implemented by the UN Trade Cluster, led by the UN Conference on Trade and Development and supported by the International Labour Organization, the International Trade Centre and the UN Industrial Development Organization. The project aims to improve the economic situation in Southern Shan through upgrading horticulture supply capacity and sustainable tourism. UNOPS is the SECO trust fund manager and provides coordination support.
- The Nexus Response Mechanism
Initiated by the European Union, the Nexus Response Mechanism is a programme that contributes to peace and national reconciliation, security, stability and sustainable development in Myanmar, while simultaneously addressing humanitarian needs. Its actions are focused on providing support to conflict-affected populations, displaced populations, host communities and returnees by strengthening the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, linking relief with rehabilitation and development. UNOPS acts as the Secretariat and manages the programme.