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
The Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) have been partnering since 2007 through the Arab Knowledge Project. The first fruits of the partnership were the Arab Knowledge Reports. Based on a shared vision of promoting knowledge-led development towards achieving sustainable human development, the Arab Knowledge Reports focused on the goal of establishing the knowledge society and economy in the Arab region, i.e. a society where knowledge is the ultimate tool and medium of effective integration between ICT, expertise and governance capacities towards maximizing the gains and sustainability of human development. More
This initiative focuses on trade facilitation through cross-border operations and provides support to League of Arab States towards establishing a customs union to facilitate intra-regional trade. 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
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 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
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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.