UNDP helps countries of the Arab States region to develop their own integrated, transformative and scalable solutions to tackle the interconnected challenges of poverty, vulnerability, inequality and exclusion, in ways that are economically, socially and environmental sustainability. We assist Arab countries in their efforts to enhance prospects for inclusive growth, jobs and livelihoods at national and local levels, including through economic recovery and resilience-building in crisis and post crisis contexts, focusing on empowering women and youth, and advancing opportunities for the most vulnerable in the Arab Region.
Our goal is to strengthen capabilities and opportunities to reduce poverty and marginalization – focusing on the most vulnerable and excluded population groups – in ways that are sustainable from economic, social and environmental standpoints in the Arab Region
Thanks to an innovative public lighting project, these students in Fezna, Morocco feel safe on their way back from school. UNDP supported the installation of advanced solar power systems in isolated desert towns as part of the country’s new ‘sustainable oases’ programme.
In all our work, we encourage a shift to sustainability, where economic growth benefits poor and marginalized groups, and avoids irreversible environmental damage. Over the past four years, we mobilized nearly US$2 billion in funding for sustainable development.
Projects & Initiatives
The Syrian crisis has devastated the country, setting back development gains by decades and resulting in immense human suffering. The crisis has affected its entire sub-region in multiple ways and continues to threaten development and stability in neighboring countries. The conflict had a negative impact on sub-regional trade and neighboring economies, and the influx of Syrian refugees created tremendous challenges in neighboring countries, especially on the delivery of basic social servicesmore
The humanitarian crisis has reached a catastrophic scale. According to UNOCHA, over 84% (21.1 million) out of Yemen’s total population of 25 million are in need of humanitarian assistance to meet basic needs such as food, water, healthcare, shelter, other basic supplies, and to protect their fundamental rights.more