The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed today in Vienna a new three-year partnership agreement in support of the Arab Development Portal (ADP) – an online multi-source and bilingual (Arabic and English) platform that offers high quality knowledge and data to improve the scope, depth, reliability, availability and use of development information to advance progress in the Arab region
Ongoing conflict in Yemen has already reversed human development by 21 years, according to a UNDP-commissioned study released today
This paper outlines how Arab countries have made significant strides in terms of human development since their independence; or the establishment of their modern state.
There is still a long way to go before we achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, but there is one reason for optimism: young people, in all their diversity.
The Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) was launched in 2015 as an initiative to build the region’s most dynamic network, working at the intersection of youth, innovation and sustainable development.
Civil society organizations are playing critical roles in response to the Syria crisis, both inside Syria and in neighboring countries.

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392.4 million

Population

7.4

People living on less than $1.25 per day

50.6%

Labour force participation rate

0.69

Human Dev. Index

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