The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Myanmar

Key partners

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

European Union

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. The team also manages the Nexus Response Mechanism and the Myanmar–SECO–UN Trade Cluster for Sustainable Horticulture and Tourism.

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 (RAI3E) and the Tuberculosis Elimination Among Migrants programmes in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

In addition, the team 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.

Key Information

  • 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

  • 282
    Maternal 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 Census

    4.66%
    Current health expenditure
    Current 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)

    67
    Life expectancy at birth
    Life 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)

    54.06M
    Population
    Total 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)

  • Flag MM Contact Details

    UNOPS Myanmar

    12 (O) Pyi Thu Street, 7 Miles, Pyay Road

    Mayangone Township

    Yangon

    Myanmar

    Tel: +95 1 657281-7

    Email: mmoc@unops.org

    Facebook: @UNOPSMyanmar

Funds we manage

Active projects in the region


Key Partners