Project profile — Supporting Democratic Action in Myanmar


ActionAid International
2022-10-03 - 2026-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Myanmar (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Educational research (11182) (5.00%)
• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (5.00%)
• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (50.00%)
Media and free flow of information (15153) (5.00%)
Human rights (15160) (20.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (15.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant 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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports local civil society, journalists, researchers, media, and networks to improve service delivery and support democracy and non-violent advocacy in Myanmar, especially in light of the recent military coup. Project activities include: (1) building the capacity of individuals and civil society organizations (CSOs) to advocate and deliver services; (2) strengthening networks and resiliency of democratic movements; and (3) supporting gender-responsive pro-democracy women-led research to assist long-term policy development. This project benefits youth and women, fellows, activists, citizen journalists, CSOs, young women researchers, and community members. The Project aims to benefit 37,905 people directly, including 18,990 women, and approximately 67,800 people indirectly.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased resilient national network of grassroots, feminist youth leaders and CSOs or CBOs (civil society organizations or community-based organizations) that energize pro-democracy movements; (2) increased individuals’ capacity to navigate national and international pro-democracy networks to promote local testimony, stories and research; and (3) strengthened women researchers to facilitate research on women’s role in mobilizing peaceful movements and use research for gender-responsive programming and advocacy.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $635,287
Planned disbursement $700,000
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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