Development cooperation

Restoring Democracy in Myanmar (International IDEA )


The International IDEA project (Restoring Democracy in Myanmar 2023-2024) aims to help restore democracy in Myanmar by supporting democratic actors in Myanmar to build a new constitutional framework and form effective and accountable institutions that ensure inclusive and participatory governance at all levels. Project has three outcome objectives; 1. Legitimate democratic actors apply increased knowledge and skills to make more informed choices regarding the design, process and adoption of a new federal democratic constitution and have the knowledge and capacity to govern effectively and based on constitutionalism to implement democratic reforms based on international technical expertise. 2. Democratic stakeholders increase awareness and capacity to effectively participate in political life and engage more effectively with legitimate democratic actors to design and adopt a new constitution and implement it through democratic reform. 3. Disadvantaged groups (ethnic minorities, women, youth, PWD) apply increased knowledge and capacity to engage more effectively and participate in an inclusive manner in decision making at all levels and benefit from democratic reform, which respects the diversity of the peoples of Myanmar. Myanmar is Finland´s long-term development cooperation partner country. The project supports UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16; Peace, justice and good governance. In addition, it supports the implementation of SDG goals 5 (gender equality) and 10 (reduction of inequalities). The project supports the implementation of Finland's development cooperation temporary country programme for Myanmar (2022-24). Finland´s contribution for years 2023-25 is total 800 000 euros.

Funding decision

800 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Legal and judicial development 50%
  • Democratic participation and civil society 25%
  • Legislatures and political parties 25%

Special target group

  • girls
  • youth
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance



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