November 15, 2019
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ADB to allot $200000 for development strategies

The education sector has made progress in recent years, especially in primary education. However, post-primary education is still lagging behind with net enrollment estimates for secondary education ranging from 53% to 58%. (Photo: ADB)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide  $225,000 in order to facilitate participation of civil societies in Myanmar in the implementation of strategies and projects which are being carried out with financial support from ADB.

The announcement states that the grant aims to invite civil societies to collaborate in drafting and discussions on development strategies which are supported by ADB.

“It is a rare opportunity to have various civil societies cooperate in drafting strategies and discussion projects that are financially supported by ADB. We have followed examples of other countries while drafting the strategies to ease the difficulties when businesses start launching in Myanmar”, said a specialist from the South East Asia Department for Civil Society from ADB.

ADB provided $5.4 million to amend the Electronic Act, handle the unprecedented number of tourists in January 2012, and evaluate post-elementary education. In Myanmar, Grade 1 to 5 is termed as Elementary level and the post-primary education indicate a combination of primary level with one or two secondary levels such as  Grade 6 and Grade 7.

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