Project profile — Strengthening Federalism and Inclusive Governance in Myanmar


Forum of Federations (CA-CRA_ACR-3887251429)
2019-09-16 - 2024-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Myanmar (100.00%)


• Decentralisation and support to subnational government:
Decentralisation and support to subnational government (15112) (30.00%)
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (30.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (30.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to strengthen gender-sensitive federal governance in Myanmar. The project helps to strengthen capacity, awareness, leadership and dialogue for implementing gender-sensitive federal policies and legislation, and strengthen the participation of women as decision-makers in decentralization. The project works with stakeholders including civil society organizations and women’s groups, media, and academia to support governance that is more inclusive for all, especially marginalized groups and women. Project activities include: (1) multi-stakeholder training sessions on key thematic areas of decentralization and the impact on gender equality; (2) development of gender-sensitive curriculum and education materials on federalism; (3) delivery of diploma courses; (4) support for public dialogues on diversity and rights, including women’s rights, democracy, and federalism; (5) a leadership program to strengthen the skills and knowledge for established and young women leaders to advance gender equality and federalism; and (6) an awareness raising program for men and women on the nexus between gender equality and federalism including public dialogues.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) stakeholders develop and implement gender-sensitive federal policies and power-sharing options for a proposed federal state; (2) more equal participation of women with men as decision-makers at all levels in designing a proposed federal state.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) provided training to 2,638 stakeholders (1,342 men, 1,283 women and 13 others) to increase their capacity to develop and implement gender-sensitive federal policies and power-sharing options in which 100% of participants indicated an increase in their ability to do so; (2) provided courses to 230 people (124 men, 101 women and three others) on federalism and inclusive governance; and (3) developed and distributed 15 different gender-sensitive educational materials on federalism, such as papers and videos.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $433,182
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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