The video highlights how UNDP's economic empowerment programme DEEP helped a Palestinian family in Gaza rebuild its life and overcome poverty.
Nothing in Nesrine Berhouma’s destiny pointed to snail farming. Yet, at just 27 years old, this young Tunisian has courageously taken on a relatively novel activity.More
“We used to sit on rocks and walk in mud during winter season. But now the road is paved, so the market is accessible and clean.”More
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Regional Projects and Initiatives
Responding to the multiple dimensions of the crisis will enable communities to improve their capacity to absorb the shock of this and future catastrophes - that is, to regain and enhance their resilience. In Syria and in host communities in neighbouring countries, UNDP is working with affected households and communities to address the immediate needs, while also laying the building blocks for medium- and long-term recovery and development. More
Qatar and UNDP signed an agreement specifying the financial contributions Qatar will make to UNDP’s "Anti-Corruption and Integrity in the Arab Countries" (ACIAC) project – an initiative that brings together multiple stakeholders in the region, including governments, civil society organizations, businesses and international development partners, to take collective action against corruption. More
The Programme on Governance in the Arab Region -POGAR- supported key regional and national governance institutions to address governance needs and concerns, with the aim of enhancing good governance practice and governance reform in the Arab world. POGAR’s activities ranged from promoting policy dialogue and creating strategic partnerships, to capacity building and knowledge sharing among government officials, civil society organizations, academics and donor agencies. More
The goal of the Water Governance Programme for Arab States (WGP-AS) is to improve the effective use and management of scarce water resources in Arab countries. It aims at supporting the achievements of the MDG 7 particularly with respect to improved water supply and sanitation, by promoting an integrated approach to water resources management in the Arab Region. The WGP-AS acts as a catalyst for effective water governance in the region. More
The objective ACRI is to support and build resolve among national partners and regional stakeholders to formulate integrated, cross-sectoral and regional responses to the challenges of climate change and to facilitate practical and cooperative adaptation to ongoing and future impacts, whilst furthering gains in human development in the Arab countries. More
This regional initiative aims to harness the power and energy of youth through volunteerism, drawing on the inherent core values of self-help, solidarity and social cohesion. The programme will strengthen the infrastructure necessary to build the skills and capacities of youth in the region. It will thereby enhance their social inclusion and active participation in the socio-economic development of their countries. The programme is implemented in five countries: Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen. More
Video: Economic Empowerment for the Poor in Gaza
02 Oct 2015:Collecting stories from chaos
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Rethinking Economic Growth
The report examines Arab labour market trends and structures over the two decades leading up to the Arab Spring in 2011, offering insights into the underlying causes for the uprisings that have since spread from Tunisia across the Arab world.