Development cooperation

MYA/Support to the Myanmar Peace Fund


The Myanmar Joint Peace Fund (JPF) is a joint fund of nine countries (Finland, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, Italy, UK, Canada, Australia, and USA). Since its establishment, the fund has supported Myanmar's peace actors and peace negotiations, but Myanmar's official peace process was interrupted when the army seized power in 2021. In the current situation in Myanmar, support is needed to remove obstacles to a peaceful political solution, as well as support that allows stakeholders to coordinate, communicate and promote an inclusive, participatory and a negotiated path to peace. In 2022, the fund's goals have been updated to reflect the new political reality by preparing a new strategy. The purpose of the Joint Peace Fund is to support initiatives that strengthen the monitoring and management of the conflict and build the capacities of different parties to initiate a dialogue aimed at reducing violence and peace and to participate in the official peace process in the future. Along with the strategy work, the fund's administrative operating model has also been renewed during 2022. Myanmar is Finland's long-term development cooperation partner country. The Fund supports the implementation of Finnish development policy priority 3. peaceful and democratic societies. The objectives of the Fund also support the implementation of Finland's development cooperation temporary country program for Myanmar (2022-24). Finland´s contribution for the Joint Peace Fund is EUR 6 000 000 for the years 2023-2025.

Funding decision

6 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution 100%

Special target group

  • girls
  • youth
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

YK:n projektipalvelutoimisto UNOPS



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