The SET programme is working with the Aung Myin Hmu (AMH) Garment Skills Training Centre, based in Yangon, Myanmar, to support its long-term sustainability, and to influence the development of the Myanmar Government’s skills development law, specifically a proposed skills development fund (SDF).
Initial analysis of SDF models in other Asian countries was presented to stakeholders including senior figures at the Myanmar Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population (MOLIP) at a meeting in Yangon in August 2018. Following the meeting, a multi-stakeholder SDF Technical Committee was set up by MOLIP, and Dr Krishnan addressed its first meeting on 11 August.
A final report, drawing out lessons specifically for policymakers in Myanmar, will be presented to government and other stakeholders in September 2018.
Photo: Shopkeeper working in a souvenir shop at the Bogyoke Market in Yangon. Asian Development Bank via Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.