What We Do

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Our Goals

For over 50 years, UNDP has been supporting the Egyptian government and people in their efforts to reduce poverty and to promote sustainable human development policies. One of the hallmarks of UNDP Egypt’s success is its long-term support to the Government in building and sustaining strategic national institutions that have added significant value to improving people’s lives in the country.

UNDP Egypt and Democratic Governance

In the area of democratic governance, UNDP uses its impartiality, access to other country experiences and convening power to support Egypt’s transition period by hosting national dialogues and forums, supporting elections, and promoting a culture of human rights.more

Our Stories

  • 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 alwaysmore

  • Emam is one of over 1,200 farmers in Beni Sweif who received extensive training and technical guidance on fertilization, irrigation and pest control management.

    Agricultural Programme Helps Farmers Increase Profits

    “Egyptian farmers are used to planting the same crops year after year, often with diminishing revenues and big losses,” says Eid Emam, founder and head ofmore

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  • Abd El Rahman, a founding member of Al Badary farmers’ association, explains that pomegranates had a promising market locally and internationally.

    Pomegranate Boom

    Profits from enhanced agricultural practices renew small farmers’ hopes for prosperity Al Badary is a village in the heart of Assiut governorate in Upper Egypt. Themore

Projects and Initiatives

Strategic Development Plan for Greater Cairo Region 2050

Given the importance of the region as the urban, political, social and economic capital of Egypt and one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world, the project's main objective is to develop a vision for Cairo till 2050 using a participatory approach. more

Support to the North West Coast Development and Mine Action Plan

In partnership with the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Defense, to support the development of the North West Coast and Inland Desert. more

Conservation of Migratory Soaring Birds

In partnership with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, this project aims to demonstrate the double mainstreaming approach of Sustainable Economic Growth in the Red Sea Governorate, Egypt – funded by USAID LIFE. more

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Latest Millennium Development Goals Reports
Egypt's Progress Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (2010)

This report for Egypt is the fifth in a series of periodic assessment reports that were prepared to provide evidence of progress and identify bottlenecks/gaps that require different policies and strategies to ensure the possibility of reaching the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

Egypt Achieving the Millennium Development Goals - A Midpoint Assessment (2008)

This report on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) for Egypt, the fourth in a series since 2000, is a mid-point assessment that takes into consideration the revised MDG framework approved at the 2005 World Summit, as well as national goals that go beyond the international goals set for all countries.

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