Working alongside members of Burma’s Union Election Commission (UEC), political parties, national and subnational parliaments and civil society organizations (CSOs), CEPPS aims to strengthen the credibility, transparency and inclusiveness of the electoral process; promote more competitive and representative political parties; and increase government transparency, accountability and responsiveness to constituents.
CEPPS uses a collaborative approach to strengthen the integrity, transparency, and inclusiveness of the electoral process. Rooted in a firm understanding of key aspects of Burma’s electoral processes, including electoral reform, election dispute resolution, as well as polling and counting procedures, this approach builds the UEC’s electoral administration capacity and improves Burma’s legislative and electoral regulatory framework. CEPPS focuses on empowering marginalized populations and first-time voters to improve the effectiveness of civic and voter educational campaigns.
To promote political parties’ peaceful, issue-based, and inclusive participation in Burma’s electoral and democratic processes, CEPPS strengthens the parties’ ability to run issue-based campaigns. We also work to enhance participation among women and youth in politics throughout the country, build coalitions, and conduct outreach to constituents through training, coordinated public opinion research and grants awarded to partner organizations.
CEPPS strengthens Burma’s national and sub-national parliaments as representative, inclusive, transparent and sustainable democratic institutions by assisting members of parliament (MPs) and committees to perform their legislative and oversight roles effectively. CEPPS also works with party caucuses to ensure policy priorities align with legislative initiatives and provides support for international and national CSOs to conduct election observation and raise awareness of inclusion in legislative elections.
CEPPS Key Achievements in Burma:
CEPPS strengthens Burma’s legislative and electoral framework:
CEPPS increases the inclusion of women, youth, people with disabilities, and marginalized groups in Burma’s political process:
Burma’s democratic actors and the public now enjoy access to accurate electoral information and public opinion data: