Who we are

Welcome to the Myanmar Education Consortium (MEC). MEC is a programme to improve the number of children in Myanmar accessing and completing quality basic education. MEC started in early 2013 with support from DFAT (Australia) and The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) with DANIDA also joining in 2014 in order to address emergency issues in the education sector.

The MEC programme is targeting  Hard-to-reach children understood as a range of factors, economic, geographic and social that result in children accessing and completing quality education.

With an updated strategy in 2016, the MEC adopted a systems-strengthening approach to provide support for the development of ethnic and monastic education systems. The program works with established education providers to place a focus on improving the quality and inclusivity of education in Myanmar through improved retention, completion and learning outcomes; and with a broader range of diverse stakeholders to address key policy barriers to effective education within a coherent, equitable education system.  In 2018, the MEC set forward plans for progress against two key objectives to achieve its goal;

  1. Strengthen selected complementary education service providers to deliver quality education services that enable students to achieve improved, accredited learning outcomes.
  2. Support the transition to a more enabling policy environment that brings together a broad base of education stakeholders to promote a diverse and inclusive national education system.

We currently support 13 partners across the country in primary and non-formal education programs in the informal (non-government) and formal sectors.

Click the links below to meet with MEC Team, DonorsPartners and find out more about what MEC does here. 


The Myanmar Education Consortium (MEC) operates in a similar manner to a multi-donor pooled fund; in addition to providing funding, all donors contribute towards the overall strategic direction, as well as annual operating plans and procedures.

The program continues to advocate for increased funding across complementary education and is open and welcoming to new donors to support the overall objectives of MEC. The program is designed with a flexible strategy, subject to regular reviews and can be amended to increase the scale and scope, and hence the overall scale of impact of the program, in line with resourcing available.

MEC is housed by Save the Children. The MEC Director reports to a Steering Committee currently comprised of representatives from donor governments and Save the Children. The Steering Committee is responsible for strategic oversight and support to the program and Save the Children is responsible for providing technical, managerial and administrative support to the program. The arrangements allow MEC to benefit from being part of an established and well-respected organization, both nationally and internationally, while also allowing a flexible arrangement where donors are able to play a key role in the strategic oversight in the program. 

Currently in its third phase (2021-2025), MEC is supported by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

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Australia’s aid program

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Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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