Vision Zero Fund - Myanmar - Midterm evaluation



The present Evaluation Report is mandated by the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Independent Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) of the project entitled “Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in Myanmar supply chains; A Vision Zero Fund (VZF) project - Implementation Phase (Phase II)” (see Annex 1). The Government of Myanmar is engaged in a Reform Process which intends to create the required conditions for improving the safety and health of workers. The GoM has adopted in recent years several new policies and regulations in this area including the OSH Law in early 2019. The VZF-OSH project in Myanmar is a 28-months project, implemented from January 2018 to April 2020. Including Phase I, which ran from May to December 2017, it concerns a 36-months project with a total approved budget of US$1.7 million. It is funded through VZF, a G7 multi-donor trust fund, and is implemented by the ILO. The Mandate of the VZF-Global initiative is “preventing and reducing workplace-related deaths and serious injuries by strengthening public frameworks and establishing sustainable business practices”. The Vision Zero Fund is rooted in the concept that injuries, accidents and diseases at the work place are preventable and that consequently the primary objective of public and private action is to ensure that adequate prevention mechanisms are in place. In Myanmar, VZF is working on two Global Supply Chains (GSC): the garment supply chain and a supply chain in agriculture, which were identified during the inception phase. The objectives of the project are aligned to those of VZF- Global, and the project in particular aims to reduce the number of work-related fatalities and accidents and occupational diseases, and support access to mechanisms to adequately compensate victims and their families in the Garment and Ginger value chains.

Report Details


  • International Labour Organization (ILO)

Report Type

  • Project/Programme


  • Myanmar

Completed Date

  • Aug 2019

Consultant Name

  • Theo van der Loop

Agency Focal Person

  • Janette Murawski

Agency Focal Person Email



  • 750

Joint Evaluation

  • No

Pooled Funding Evaluation

  • N/A


  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth