The Ministry of Commerce (MoCOM) plays a vital role to develop the national economy through trade. Its mission is to increase trade volume, to encourage private sector development in accordance with the market-oriented economic system, to expand market shares for Myanmar products in the world market through the collaboration with international organizations, to provide support for trade facilitation and To implement consumer rights and ensure products safety. Additionally, the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Commerce, has been serving as the chairperson of the Digital Trade and E-Commerce Development Sub-Committee, as the key sub-committee set up by the Digital Economy Development Committee (DEDC). The Ministry of Commerce is composed of the Minister Office, the Department of Trade, the Department of Consumer Affair and the Myanmar Trade Promotion Organization.
UNDP is on the ground in more than 170 countries, providing global perspective, local insight, technical assistance, policy advice and development support services. Our objective is to support countries to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.UNDP has been providing development assistance to the people of Myanmar since the 1950s. Today, UNDP in Myanmar is committed to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and implementation of the SDGs by bringing in global best practices and international standards. With partnerships and tested approaches established by the UN system, we are building the capacity of the Government and people of Myanmar by providing support to collectively deliver on the 2030 Agenda to promote Myanmar’s development across the country’s economic, social and environmental priorities.
Phandeeyar (“creation place”) is an innovation lab that is spearheading the use of technologyto accelerate change and development in Myanmar. Phandeeyar invests in local technologystartups, trains new entrepreneurs and builds the pool of tech talent. Phandeeyar also helpscivic and social entrepreneurs, CSOs and independent media use technology to increasetheir impact and runs a co-working space out of its 10,500 square foot space located in theheart of downtown Yangon.Phandeeyar offers hands-on and hands-off support for the portfolio startups as well asuprising new founders and startups all seasons, welcoming talented and like-mindedfounders to accelerate change in Myanmar Tech Ecosystem together. Moreover, theorganization has been providing human resources, financial resources and its network topromising Tech startups in Myanmar and enabling an environment for tech startups wouldbenefit long term Myanmar’s economic development.
Ministry of Commerce: Office No. 3, Nay Pyi Taw.
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Supported by UNDP Myanmar
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