Promoting fair, inclusive and accountable governance 

Sone Sie promotes inclusive, accountable and fair governance in Myanmar to underpin a more open, democratic, prosperous and peaceful society. 

Through technical advice, facilitation, and small catalytic grants, we aim to strengthen the capacity of civil society to participate in decision making at the local, state and national level. 

Our approach is to use a political economy analysis (PEA) to identify issues and when the conditions are such that there is the potential to tip the balance toward positive change. 

In a PEA, our specialists consult widely, seeking to understand the political and economic interests and incentives of communities, local organizations, government and the private sector. Then we apply that insight to help identify and create the conditions that align these interests to work together to create laws, policies and institutions that are fair and accountable. 

The programme (under its former name, Pyoe Pin) won the British Expertise Award for ‘Outstanding International Development Project in a Fragile State’ in 2015, and was shortlisted for the Bond Collaboration Award in 2017. It has also been showcased by ODI in their report “Politically Smart, Locally Led Development”. 

Over the years the programme has worked in many thematic areas including forestry, agriculture, legal aid, land distribution, fisheries, extractives, rule of law, health, the economy, HIV/AIDS, and ethnic language education. 

The themes and issues on which we work are always changing as the needs, interests and conditions in Myanmar evolve. At present Sone Sie is focused on the management of natural resources as it supports the consolidation of peace and federalism in Myanmar. 

Contact details

Sone Sie Programme
No. 23, 1st Floor (right)
Strand Mansion
40th Street (Lower Block, entrance from Merchant Street)
Kyauktada Township
Yangon, Myanmar

Telephone: +95 (0) 1 254658