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UK aid from the British people

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Burma’s aim is to harness its potential to help create a better governed, more peaceful and prosperous Burma that uses its increased wealth to improve education and health services, and reduce poverty. The remarkable process of change has given the UK a great opportunity to transform the lives of vulnerable people in Burma.

Top priorities

  • promoting good governance, including improved transparency and the rule of law
  • promoting inclusive growth and responsible investment
  • strengthening parliament and elected bodies at sub-national levels
  • helping the process of peace building and ethnic reconciliation
  • supporting productive and sustainable livelihoods and improved access to better health and education services

Further resources

Burma Operational Plan
Burma page on GOV.UK website

Key Info

  • Project budget approved for 2017/2018 More information about the total project budget £54,218,631
  • Project budget as % of DFID budget More information about the total project budget 0.75%
  • Active Projects 17
  • Population (2015, source World Bank): 53.9 million
  • Fertility rate (2014, source World Bank): 2.2
  • GDP growth rate (2015, source World Bank): 7.29%
Sector groups as a percentage of country budget More information about the sector groups
Project budget total by year More information about project funding
Budgets approved at a project level to date. This may be different from the overall operational plan budget for Burma.