Fact sheet on "Towards evidence-based and participatory policy-making in Myanmar"

Extending social protection has become a priority in Myanmar and is a core element of the country’s poverty reduction framework1. In his Presidential address at the National Social Protection Conference held in June 2012, President U Thein Sein called for an inclusive and comprehensive social protection system, providing access to health care and income security for all, and for the establishment of a “national high-level institution” mandated to guide and coordinate a broad range of national social protection initiatives in conformity with national development priorities.