Paung Ku was established in 2007 by a consortium of international and local agencies. At that time, it had just one donor and two Yangon-based staff. As of 2017, Paung Ku is an independent, registered local NGO with more than 40 staff members and more than 150 CSO partners, who between them work in every one of Myanmar’s 14 States and Divisions.
Support to civil society is now coordinated from two Paung Ku offices located in Yangon and Mandalay. In addition, Paung Ku has been funded by Misereor to develop a learning centre in Bago.