Overview

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

Siwan women sit around a tabluter

In Siwa, Adapted Technologies Improve Women's Lives

By Marwa Elnokrashy and Karim Ezzeldin Fatma Ibrahim, a poor mother of six, has been illiterate all her life. As a child, her hardworking parents mademore 

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 

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 

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Projects and Initiatives

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