Democratic governance and peacebuilding

Democratic governance refers to the democratic processes and norms of state institutions, both in their internal affairs and in their interactions. Egypt expresses in its Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030 urban development, transparency and efficiency of government institutions as a founding pillar. In 2014, Egypt progressed 20 ranks to reach the position of 94 in the Corruption Perception Index, compared to 114 in 2013, thanks to an improved score of 37 in 2014 as opposed to 32 in 2013. By launching the National Anti-Corruption Strategy in December 2014, the Government has created an enabling environment to enhance transparency and efficiency across the different sectors.

Our Goals

UNDP aims to support national efforts on urban development planning, decentralization and local economic development, supporting anti-corruption efforts, in addition to efforts to enhance access to justice and human rights. In doing so, we support the Government in fulfilling its commitment towards the achievement of Goal 11 which aims to make cities and urban settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable; Goal 16 which aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. We also support the achievement of Goal 5 which aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, by supporting government efforts to combat Female Genital Mutilation and all forms of violence against women.More

E-Government Initiatives

UNDP launched with the Egyptian Government a highly successful e-government initiative resulting in the introduction of a number of online services. Services provided are equally diverse, including the extraction of personal documents such as national ID, marriage, divorce, birth, death certificates, etc. More

Our Stories

A woman and her daughter at a legal aid office
Legal Aid Offices Help Get Families' Lives Back on Track

The majority of litigants facing family disputes are women and children, mostly from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Divorced women in particular suffer to earn the right of... More 

A boy removing canal water that overflows into his house
Governance Assessments Give Citizens a Voice

Despite relatively limited resources, authorities in Egypt have recurrently allocated significant portions of state budget to local service delivery projects. This spending however did not always... More 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution & Peacekeeping in Africa

    The Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) was established in 1994 under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since its establishment, the center has been at the forefront of national, regional and international efforts to provide “African Solutions to African Problems”.more 

  • Support to Legal Aid and Dispute Settlement in Family Courts

    In support of the Government of Egypt’s (GOE) efforts to develop the judicial system, the first phase of collaboration between the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and UNDP started in 2008 and was designed to introduce Legal Aid Offices (LAOs) in Family Courts as well as strengthen the mediation function of Dispute Settlement Offices.more 

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