Development cooperation ,11.12.2013

MYA/Geology ICI


Reduction of poverty, protection of the environment and promotion of equality, democracy and human rights are fundamental goals for sustainable development. In this context the mineral sector has a continually growing role. The geo-sector forms a basis not only for the use of natural resources but for a considerable part of environment monitoring and protection. Therefore long term good governance and proper management of the whole sector prerequisites good geo-information system. In general the lack of a proper information management system hinders: • Modern communication between governmental institutions and potential user agencies • Access to information supplied by mining operators and mining institutions • Effective promotion of the mineral sector in Myanmar • Cross border environmental monitoring and mineral prospecting • Improved good governance in the field of natural resources • Transparency of the licensing system in order to minimize corruption Myanmar is a typical country at the early phase of development where versatile earth-scientific data and information are required to respond to various plans of infrastructure and resources development. Sustainable use of land and its resources cannot take place without data and information on their characteristics. These needs could be best achieved by developing a “National Geo-information Centre”.

Funding decision  11.12.2013

580 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Aid to environment

Field of activity

  • Mineral/mining policy and administrative management 100%

Special target group

  • women
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

  • Geologian tutkimuskeskus
  • Kehitysmaan julkinen sektori



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