Projects and initiatives


Support to Elections during the Transitional Period (SETP) in Yemen

The aim of this substantive project revision is to align technical and financial support to the electoral cycle following Phase II of the transition in Yemen. The fund is 2,000,000 (USD). The project period is from April 2013 to mid 2014. In Support for development of a credible voter registry, the project finalized the procurement of large scale procurement voter registration kits through international bidding process with 13 bidders and it supported several SCER missions to enhance their capacities and capabilities in electoral management administration. more


Social Contract Center- Enhancing Broad-based Participation in Public Dialogue Processes relating to Egypt's Democratic Transition

SCC will build upon its achievements and niche as a responsive, impartial and stabilizing entity. SCC has recently been entrusted by the Ministry of Planning to spearhead a societal dialogue on social justice in the National Plan 2013/2014, bringing together the government and civil society as well as experts- from the ruling party and the opposition. The project period is from April 2013 to mid 2014. The fund is 2,000,000 (USD). Project completed the planned six village level training programs of social accountability to NGOs and community village representatives. The achievement of this project is that three training workshops were implemented in three villages in Fayoum's Tameya centre and three were implemented in Senoras Centre. Six community evaluations on basic services were completed; 66 participants including 75% of which under the age of 35 were trained. more


Consolidating credible electoral practices and institutions in Egypt

The aim of this project is to establish and consolidate of a permanent electoral management body able to conduct elections and referenda in an independent, impartial, efficient and transparent manner. The fund is 1,000,000. The project period is from March 2012 to February 2013. The project supported the creation of a coordination unit within MSAD to manage efforts and procedures to provide mobile units in marginalized areas, in order to support for the issuance of two million national ID cards for women in rural areas over a period of three years. As of December 2012, a total of 6,000 women have received their IDs more


Consolidating credible electoral practices & instituions in Egypt- Phase II

The project intends to continue operations in the immediate future. Capacity building and long term approach are the key concepts of the project upcoming phase as these best fit implementation in the political nature of democratic transitions. The fund is 2,000,000 (USD). Project period is from April 2013 to mid 2014. The achievement of this project is a new agreement was signed with the Ministry of State for Administrative Development to issue 189,931 ID cards until April 2014, bringing the total number of issued ID cards under the Citizenship Initiative since the date of inception to 340,000. more


Building Trust between the security services and the Citizens (SSR) in Tunisia

The objective is to strengthen the trust between Tunisia’s internal security forces and the citizens by providing a security service that follows the rule of law. The project also contributes to the strengthening of the democratic overview of security forces and to improve their internal governance. The fund is 1,000,000 (USD). Project period is from April 2013 to mid 2014. The project is supporting the Ministry of Interior in identifying the organizational structure gaps and to recommend a new structure based on best practices together with recommended mechanisms that are needed to enable the police address the evolution of any security risks that may threaten the country more


Support to Electoral process in Tunisia

The aim of the project is to enhance the capacity of stakeholders in the electoral process to ensure improved public participation and confidence in the democratic transition process. The fund is 1,000,000 (USD). The project period is from April 2013 to mid 2014. the outcome of this project should be that Tunisian citizens are able to make an informed choice, the direct beneficiaries will be 210 representatives of civil society organizations involved in electoral public outreach and 200 university students pursuing careers related to the electoral process as well as at least 500,000 voters, particularly women and people in rural areas. more


Paving the way for a More Effective national Integrity System (Anti-corruption) in Tunisia

The objective of the project is to pave the road for concrete steps to be taken in fighting corruption with an integrated approach. The fund is 247,000 (USD). The project period is from April 2013 to mid 2014. The outcome of this project should be Inclusive policy reform supported for the implementation of the UNCAC more


Support to Somali Federal Police Force

The project aim is to increase the ability of the Ministry of Interior and Police Headquarters to manage the police through a functional review of the police headquarters and the provision of a comprehensive package of training to police managers. The fund is 5,200,000 (USD). The project period is from April 2012 to October 2012. UNDP has provided stipends to the Somalia Police Force to supplement the salary paid by the Federal Government. The three-month training curriculum in use was carefully developed by UNDP in consultation with other international partners giving attention to the human rights framework and its application to the role of the police officer, to gender sensitivity as well as community policing; resulting in a comprehensive curriculum aiming to produce professional police officers who can perform their duties in accordance with, and with respect for, human rights more


Strengthening Transitional Governance in Libya

Project will prioritize initial capacity I the following needs: support decentralization process in a post conflict situation, Support transitional authorities in implementing rule of law programmes to restore public confidence and Support to broad based processes for public representation. The fund is 5,050,000 (USD). The project period is from March 2012 to February 2013. The project achievement is that around 11 judges participated in a tailored training program in the Zech Republic; More than 143 judges and lawyers participated in "Access to Justice for All in Transitional Libya" conference. Furthermore, More than 15 dialogue sessions organized by UNDP & local NGO partners (Forum for Democratic Libya "FDL") in charge with implementing the project "Open Dialogue for Libya’s New Constitution". more


Support to the Constitutional, Parliamentary & National Dialogue Process in Tunisia

This project contributes in the strategy of UNDP for the transition period in Tunisia (2011-2013) by helping parties to reinforce their capacities and benefit from previous foreign experience to find solutions for the transition in Tunisia. The project aims to reinforce the capacity of civil society. The fund is 7,600,000 (USD). The project period is from 31 January 2012 to 31 January 2014. The achievements are to Support the constituent Assembly in the implementation of a participatory process of Constitution-making, strengthen the capacities of the constituent Assembly to assume its legislative duties, control and representation and Establish of a support mechanism for dialogue through a national platform for consultation and consensus building. more

Our Results
  • 1,200 young men and women found employment and started small businesses as a result of UNDP’s Youth Economic Empowerment project in Yemen
  • 5 million jobs were created in Iraq
  • In Egypt, 76,000 national identity cards were issued to women in rural
  • 1,700 women in Tunisia were trained on democratic processes and citizenship
  • In 2012, Jordan was declared the first country in the Middle East to attain mine-free status
  • In Sudan, 17,520 former combatants have been successfully
    re-integrated into society
  • 5,200 households in Puntland and south central Somalia now use energy efficient solar cookers.
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Japan and UNDP in the Arab States: Partners for Development

In 2013, UNDP and the Government of Japan marked two decades of cooperation to promote development in Africa through the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD). Nine UNDP offices in the Arab region are located in Africa and have benefited from this partnership.

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