We aim to achieve sustainable development that leads to transformational change and real improvements in people’s lives. In February 2016, the Government of Egypt launched its Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030, which frames the government’s actions for the next 15 years and acts as its long term development strategy covering the three development dimensions; economic, social, and environmental. We help Egypt strengthen its capacity to integrate the three dimensions of development in national development plans and strategies. This includes work on the sustainable use of natural resources to improve the livelihoods of surrounding communities, especially the most vulnerable.
We aim to achieve equitable and inclusive development by strengthening the capabilities and opportunities of the most vulnerable and marginalized people, leaving no one behind. We promote micro, small and medium enterprises, job creation, social protection and inclusion, entrepreneurship as well as monitoring and reporting on poverty. We help the government design new policies which benefit the poorest. UNDP is also promoting an integrated approach, linking communities to their environment and ecosystem. Through our work on protected areas and biodiversity, our approach links conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources to improve the livelihoods of surrounding communities in partnership with national authorities, NGOs and the private sector, introducing basic services to those areas in order for them to become financially sustainable and first class eco-tourism destinations.More
Projects and Initiatives
UNDP and its long-time partner, the Social Fund for Development (SFD), with the generous support of the Government of Japan, created urgently needed jobs for both women and men, and mostly youth aged 18 and 29 years old, in the poorest and most marginalized governorates of Egypt.more
The project is a joint cooperation between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation established in 2012 to promote an integrated development approach in Upper Egypt.more