Strengthening Civil Society in Myanmar: Paung Ku

Progetto concluso

Paung Ku is a prominent Myanmar non-governmental organization that strengthens civil society to drive positive social change, shaping the country to have freedom, justice, rights, peace and development that is pro-poor and environmentally sustainable. It is unique at this point in Myanmar in the reach of its network in the civil society and amongst power holders and the use of its sharp political economy analysis to effect change.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Diritti umani
Partecipazione democratica e società civile
Diritti dell'uomo (diritti delle donne inclusi)
01.02.2014 - 30.06.2019
CHF  3’050’000

Myanmar’s political, economic and social transition offers great new opportunities as well as risks for its citizens and the environment. Civil society (CS) has grown and become more active. To reach its potential, it needs better technical and financial resources as well as interconnectedness.


The overall goal of Paung Ku is for civil society to drive positive social change in Myanmar.

Gruppi target

170,000 community members from Paung Ku's partner directly affected

Effetti a medio termine
  • Civil society actors have increased capacity to address and influence issues that affect their communities and the country
  • Civil society strengthening approaches of Paung Ku and other development actors are informed by learning

Risultati principali attesi:  

  • 100 Civil society actors per year have improved access to financial, technical, human and institutional resources, including mentoring resources
  • Civil society actors have increased opportunities to reflect and learn in order to improve their practices through at least 200 learning platforms per year
  • 25 demands of civil society organization per years will be positively responded by governments and non-government actors by changing policy, laws and regulations and/ or other remedies.  

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

  • PK is registered as an independent organization
  • Governance is restructured: partially new board, new terms of reference and strengthened senior management team
  • Administrative, human resource and financial systems are set up and applied
  • Gender and Diversity Guidelines are developed
  • 173 micro-grants and mentoring have been provided to 132 civil society organizations (2014)
  • 200 learning platforms were supported (2104)
  • 179,000 people have been reached by PK and its partners
  • 24 cases out of 208 instances of PK partners actions, resulted in changes in laws, policies, or regulations and/or other remedies.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera
  • SDC Field Office

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori

Regular coordination meetings will take place with Paung Ku's other donors (DFID, NPA and others).

Paung Ku will continue to participate regularly in the SDC supported regional Local Governance Initiative and Network (LOGIN) activities.

Synergies will be sought between SDC other projects and PK partners at local level

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    3’050’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    3’040’460
Fasi del progetto Fase 3 01.07.2023 - 30.06.2027   (Fase in corso) Fase 2 01.07.2019 - 30.06.2023   (Completed)

Fase 1 01.02.2014 - 30.06.2019   (Completed)