We create opportunities for people in the East Asia region and around the world. We help societies achieve change in education, skills, the public sector, civil society and justice. 

British Council has been working in cultural relations and international development for over 60 years and has an established track record with multiple donors, including Asian Development Bank, Department for International development, European Union and World Bank. 

Our strong local networks have enabled us to develop a solid understanding of the challenges facing the people globally. This understanding paired with our global expertise in key sectors enables us to deliver value for money solutions that are both effective and sustainable.

Our work in Burma


MyJustice is a European Union-funded and British Council implemented programme in Myanmar. The aims of the programme are to equip people in Myanmar, especially the poor,  to have the knowledge, confidence and opportunities to have their disputes fairly and equitably resolved.  

Find out more about the MyJustice project.

Capacity Building for Rule of Law Promotion

In Capacity Building for Rule of Law Promotion, experienced Yangon-based lawyers work with lawyers and civil society organisations in six provincial locations across Burma to support the development of a legal-civil society network with the knowledge and expertise necessary to improve the quality and success of civil society interventions.

Find out more about the Capacity Building for Rule of Law Promotion project.

Comprehensive Education Sector Review

The government of Burma has launched a landmark Comprehensive Education Sector Review, organised by the Ministry of Education and involving other key ministries. The British Council worked alongside a number of development partners on the project. Our focus was research into the area of language of instruction with specific reference to English.

Find out more about the Comprehensive Education Sector Review project.

Pyoe Pin

As part of the Pyoe Pin programme we support local organisations and individuals in Burma to act co-operatively in addressing the needs and aspirations of the country’s people. Building on the success of phase one of the programme, we bring together stakeholders through issue-based projects aimed at developing more effective services; improving economic opportunities for farmers, businesses and families; ensuring greater community influence over natural resources; and strengthening the rule of law. 

Find out more about the Pyoe Pin project.


Contact us to find out more about our international development work or call our partnerships team at our office on 1254658 (Rangoon)

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