Myanmar: Service delivery and local governance in a crisis situation

28 January 2022

One year ago, a military coup happened in Myanmar and VNG International project activities came to a standstill. Their project partner, Loka Ahlinn, immediately put all activities on hold, strongly rejecting this illegitimate coup.

In line with the European Union and the Government of the Netherlands, VNG International adopted the principle of non-engagement with the regime but remained committed to support the people in Myanmar and keep our governance focus.

VNG International drafted a paper which captures the Dutch association efforts of the past year, continuing two local governance projects and learning and developing a crisis approach.

VNG International experienced (1) the relevance of ‘keeping a presence on the ground’, (2) the need to allow flexibility to adapt beyond existing project frameworks (3) and the shift from partnership to localised leadership.

Read the whole paper here.

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