The political instability sparked by the military coup of February 2021 has resulted in Australia’s assistance to Myanmar pivoting to meet the immediate needs of the country's most vulnerable people.
ACIAR has redirected development assistance away from regime entities and does not provide funding directly to the regime. To ensure our support benefits the people who need it most, we work through trusted non-government partners including multilateral and non-government organisations.
ACIAR is not supporting any new research collaborations in Myanmar in 2023–24. However, ACIAR continues to consult with international partners to identify potential collaboration consistent with Australian government guidelines.