UNDP Regional Center in Cairo
The Regional Bureau for Arab States established the Regional Centre in Cairo (RCC), in 2008, to ensure effective, timely and responsive support tailored to the needs and priorities of its Country Offices.
The Regional Center in Cairo serves country offices in 17 Arab countries, with the 18th located in the occupied Palestinian territory with a team of in-house policy specialists that provides advisory services and technical support to country offices and programmes in the region.
The Centre is able to quickly mobilize support by connecting UNDP country offices and national partners to UNDP’s global network of development experts – both inside and outside the organization, and to United Nations specialized agencies.
The Centre works closely with country offices to strengthen UNDP capacities for results based management - to enhance productivity, efficiency and accountability and to improve the delivery of results at the country level.
All UNDP projects and programmes are implemented according to the international PRINCE 2 methodology.
UNDP often shares this expertise with national partners, working to strengthen their own capacities for strategic planning and programme management - based on the principles of transparency and accountability.
Through its team of Practice Leaders and Advisors, the RCC offers support in several forms including:
- Strategic Policy Advice & Advocacy: Helping advocate for development priorities in line with UNDP’s comparative advantage and experience, and providing timely and high-quality strategic advice on policies and programmes to address development challenges
- Programme Development & Technical support: Enhancing the quality of UNDP programming through strengthening capacities in the country offices in programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
- Capacity Development: Supporting the development of human and institutional capacities of country offices and their partners to respond effectively to major development challenges through the identification of global training material, tools and partners, and the development of custom made training
- Policy Research & Analysis: Coordinating policy-oriented research, capturing and codifying lessons learnt, and producing reports, policy briefs and research papers to support development work at the country and regional levels
- Knowledge Services: Collecting, distilling into usable products and disseminating development knowledge and experience from UNDP’s vast global network, providing expert referrals, fostering south-south cooperation and facilitating knowledge transfers and experience sharing between country offices and with regional policy and research institutions.
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