November and December 2016, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar – Joining forces and expertise, UNITAR and UNDP in Myanmar worked together with the Government of Myanmar and more specifically the Union Civil Service Board to modernize Myanmar’s civil service and enhance its professionalism, efficiency, performance, accountability and representativeness.
Two missions took place in November (in lower Myanmar and Nay Pyi Taw) and December (in Nay Pyi Taw) with the overall objective of designing and developing competency frameworks for senior officials of the Government of Myanmar. Through the introduction of competency frameworks, the Government of Myanmar will enable the civil service to attract adequate skills and competencies and to better prepare in-service officials to assume higher responsibilities, thus making the promotion system more meritocratic and transparent.
Several workshops, interviews, focus group discussions, training needs assessments and capacity gap analysis were held during the two missions to gather the quantitative and qualitative date required for the design of the competency frameworks.
UNITAR looks forward to seeing the implementation of the competency frameworks in 2017.