Public Consultations in Myanmar on the Systematic Country Diagnostic and the Country Partnership Framework

The World Bank has completed two series of consultations with multiple stakeholders to help identify opportunities, constraints, challenges, risks and priorities to ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity. The results of these meetings provided critical inputs to a Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) for Myanmar. The SCD formed an input towards the preparation of a Country Partnership Framework (CPF).

Overview

Between February and June 2014, the World Bank Group conducted extensive consultations with multiple stakeholders across Myanmar aimed at identifying priorities for the World Bank Group in supporting the country to reduce poverty and boost shared prosperity. To this end, 16 consultation events were held in six locations in Myanmar, as well as two events in Thailand (Chiang Mai and Mae Sot) and one in Washington DC, bringing together 601 participants from 380 organizations.

Aside from face-to-face consultations, the public is also encouraged to send feedback by email or through the World Bank Myanmar Facebook page.

Phase 1
Consultation Phase
Closed
Consultations: Wed, 02/26/2014 to Mon, 06/30/2014

The first round of SCD-CPF Consultations in Myanmar consisted of a total of 15 meetings, which took place between February 26th and June 4th 2014 in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Ayeyarwaddy Region, Mandalay Region, Shan State and Kayin State.  Stakeholders were also invited to submit written recommendations via email, or to the World Bank Group’s Myanmar Website or Facebook page.
The objectives of these of consultations were:

  • To identify the most critical and pressing issues in ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity in Myanmar.
  • To bridge information gaps between the World Bank and the stakeholders in Myanmar.
  • To validate information collected from study reports

The consultations were attended by a total of 403 people; 134 from the Union Government, 101 from Civil Society Organizations (including Community Based Organizations, National Non-government Organizations, Labor Unions and Political Parties), 93 from Regional, State or Local Government, 28 from Development Partner Organizations, 22 from the private sector, 15 academics and researchers.

Completed Meetings

Date Title Location

Multi-stakeholders Meeting on Urban Poverty

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Yangon, Myanmar

Kayin State Consultation

Hpa-An, Myanmar

Shan State Consultation

Taunggyi, Myanmar

Ayeyawady Region Consultation

Pathein, Myanmar

Mandalay Region Consultation

Mandalay, Myanmar

Consultation with Union Government

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Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Consultation with Private Sector

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Yangon, Myanmar

Consultation with Development Partners

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Yangon, Myanmar

Consultation with Civil Society

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Yangon, Myanmar

Consultation with Academia and Think Tanks

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Yangon, Myanmar
Phase 2
Consultation Phase
Closed
Consultations: Tue, 07/01/2014 to Sun, 08/31/2014

The second series of consultations has completed. These provided input on which key priorities, from among those identified in the SCD, the World Bank Group should address in the CPF. The meetings were held around Myanmar, Thailand (Chiang Mai and Mae Sot), and Washington DC. The consultations have enabled civil society organizations, private sector groups, development partners, Unions, State and Regional Governments, and non state armed groups to share their views on CPF development.

Completed Meetings

Date Title Location

Government Officials

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Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Hpa-Ah regional government, Hpa-Ah regional CSOs

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Hpa An, Myanmar

Mae Sot Non State Armed Groups & Civil Society Organizations

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Mae Sot, Thailand

Chiang Mai Non State Armed Groups & Civil Society Organizations

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Ayeyawady Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector, Academia

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Pathein, Myanmar

Ayeyawady Regional Government

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Pathein, Myanmar

Shan Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector, Academia

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Taunggyi, Myanmar

Shan State Government

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Taunggyi, Myanmar

Mandalay Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector, Academia

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Mandalay, Myanmar

Delopment Partners

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Yangon, Myanmar

Mandalay Regional Government

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Mandalay, Myanmar

Academics and Researchers

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Yangon, Myanmar

Civil Society Organizations

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Yangon, Myanmar

Private Sector

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Yangon, Myanmar