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Supporting policy development and education practices in Myanmar

Professor Marie Lall, UCL’s Former Pro-Vice-Provost for South Asia, travelled to Myanmar, with Jonathan Dale from UCL Institute of Education’s London Leadership Centre.


24 February 2023

International policy case study

Research title: Supporting policy development and education practices in Myanmar
Faculty: The Bartlett School of Architecture
Activity: Consultancy
Policy type: International education policy
Country/Region: East Asia
Policy partner: FCDO/UK Government Overseas, Non-UK Governments (non-EU)


In 2017, Jonathan Dale and former Pro-Vice-Provost (South Asia) travelled to Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar to deliver workshops on school leadership and policy development.

In Nay Pyi Taw Professor Lall and Mr Dale delivered a one-day workshop on policy development to 18 Ministry of Education (MoE) officials. All were senior civil servants, most holding the post of director general of their departments. After the workshop, they were asked to do an interactive briefing with government MPs sitting on the education select committees of the Lower and Upper Houses of Parliament.

As a consequence of this activity, Professor Lall and Mr Dale recently won a new £150,000 British Council grant focused on ‘Supporting the Transformation of Higher Education in Myanmar’.


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