Luxembourg's development cooperation in Myanmar
Following the progressive opening up of the country and the reform process set in motion by the former President U Thein Sein, Luxembourg formally established diplomatic relations with the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on 31 July 2012. Luxembourg is currently supporting several bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes.
2015 saw the start of an initial Luxembourg cooperation programme bilateral project in Myanmar relating to the development of human resources in the tourism and hospitality areas, as well as to administrative capacity-building in the sector. This project is based on the expertise that Luxembourg's cooperation programme possesses thanks to previous similar projects in Vietnam and Laos.
Development of a second bilateral project began at the end of 2015, this time to do with rural development, an area in which Luxembourg's cooperation programme has previously acquired solid experience in its partner countries.
Luxembourg also provides technical assistance in the banking and finance sector via ATTF / House of Training.
At the multilateral level, the Luxembourg cooperation programme has supported two projects in Myanmar. Since 2012, Luxembourg has contributed 920,000 euro to emergency humanitarian programmes in Myanmar.
At the same time, the Luxembourg cooperation programme, with other donors, supports a fiduciary fund to do with food security and subsistence issues.