• A woman leans against a wooden fence holding a child who is wrapped around her in a sling. There are two younger children also standing in front of her next to the fence.

    Duration: May 2010 - December 2012
    Budget: US$4,108,280
    Implementing Agencies: UNHCR, WFP, FAO, UNDP

    Home to several ethnic groups, the programme addressed the complex and interconnected factors resulting in exclusion and inter-community violence. By bringing together multiple efforts in an integrated fashion, the programme improved access to public services, including health care, clean water, and primary education, and strengthened the integration of marginalized groups.


  • An older woman wearing a straw hat bends over in a sugarcane plantation. There are several people working behind her in the photo. There is a hill in the distance and a sugarcane plantation.

    Duration: March 2007 - December 2009
    Budget: US$948,200
    Implementing Agencies: WFP, FAO, UNODC, UNFPA

    The programme’s overriding goal was to protect ex-poppy farming households and poor vulnerable families from losing their livelihoods, improving their food security, and creating the conditions for renewed self-reliance and rehabilitation.


  • A group of men and women dig into a dirt patch. They are holding large digging tools. They are surrounded by a field and trees.

    Duration: March 2004 - December 2006
    Budget: US$1,450,152
    Implementing Agencies: FAO

    Characterized by extreme poverty, high population density, and recurring natural disasters, the programme addressed the growing problem of food insecurity by providing high-quality seeds, strengthening the capacities of local farmers, and improving the availability of locally adapted crop varieties in one of the poorest regions of the country.


  • A group of men stand in the distance as they dig a large long hole in a dirt patch. They are surrounded by a green mountain and trees. They are holding digging tools.

    Duration: April 2003 - September 2004
    Budget: US$1,203,935
    Implementing Agencies: UNODC

    The programme supported the ongoing poppy eradication plan in the Wa Special Region where farmers had depended on poppy cultivation for their livelihoods for more than 100 years. By offering an alternative and viable means of survival to farmers through increased rice production, the programme improved the availability of rice for self-consumption and as a source of income.


  • Women sit at the front of their market stalls in a market alley. They are selling fresh produce.

    Duration: February 2002 - December 2005
    Budget: US$859,074
    Implementing Agencies: WFP

    By addressing the complex challenges facing vulnerable communities in northern Rakhine State, the programme combined the ‘food for work’ and ‘food for education’ initiatives, and contributed to community development through local partnership and capacity building measures.


  • An older woman stands in a poppy field and is inspecting a poppy. The field around her appears to be very dry and there are trees in the backdrop.

    Duration: November 2001 - October 2003
    Budget: US$202,000
    Implementing Agencies: UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO

    The overarching goal of the programme was to reduce illicit drug abuse as well as improve the health status of vulnerable persons residing in the Mong Pawk District of the Wa Special Region. Through the newly established health centers, local health workers were trained to deliver basic health care, raise awareness on the dangers of opium addiction, and treat those dependent on drug abuse.