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Partnership is at the heart of everything UNDP does. Therefore, UNDP in Egypt fosters partnership with a wide range of partners:


The Government of Egypt is UNDP major and most strategic partner. We implement projects in Egypt through National Implementation Modality (NIM) which follows UNDP regulations, rules and procedures while building ownership and implementation capacity of government entities namely:

Ministry of Planning and Administrative Support, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Social Solidarity, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, the National Council of Women.

Bilateral Development Partners

Italy, Japan, Sweden, Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Germany and others whether it is by directly implementing projects funded by bilateral development partners or less directly with joint initiatives.

Multi-lateral Development Partners, International Financial Institutions and Vertical Funds

Green Climate Fund (GCF), Global Environment Fund (GEF), Global Fund against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, European Commission (EC).

United Nations System

UNDP coordinates with all agencies as an active member of the United Nations Country Team in Egypt and currently partners specifically for joint activities with ILO, IOM, UNFPA, UN HABITAT, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIDO, UN Women. UNDP is also providing operational services to resident and non-resident UN agencies and visiting missions.

Private Sector

The private sector in Egypt is an important contributor to development and job creation. UNDP supported the development of the UN Global Compact in Egypt which now hosts over 100 registered companies. UNDP also partners for the implementation of development projects that the private sector is funding or to join forces more informally on initiatives of common interest.

Microsoft, Coca Cola, American Chamber of Commerce, CIB Bank, Alex Bank, Banque Misr, EFG Hermes, Citadel Capital, IBM, El Swidy Electrics, Giza Systems, PwC, Falak, JW Marriot, Al Nada Compound, Carrefour, British School, and Al Hayat School.

Civil Society Organizations and Foundations

UNDP partners with civil society organizations and foundations in programme implementation, funding, activities design and policy advocacy.  

Big Heart foundation, Global Water Challenge, Egyptian Network for Integrated Development (ENID), Sawiris Foundation, Misr El-Kheir, RiseUp, Endeavor, Malaika, ElRehla, Middle East Angel Investors Network (MAIN).

Universities and Think Tanks

UNDP partners with universities and research centers to maximize knowledge generation and dissemination for innovative thinking in new programes. Most recently UNDP partnered with the University of Cairo, the American University in Cairo, the University of Denver Pardee Center for International Futures, J-PA/ MIT.

Goodwill Ambassadors and Advocates

UNDP has long enlisted the voluntary services and support of prominent figures as Goodwill Ambassadors and advocates to shine a spotlight on important issues affecting our planet and its people. These well-known individuals are at the top of their field—whether it's film, television, music, art or sports—with talents and achievements that have made them household names. They all share a commitment to making the planet a better place for all of us.

UNDP collaborated with the renowned Actress Youssra, Actor Hussein Fahmy and Adventurer Omar Samra over the years, who were formerly advocates to raise awareness and mobilize support to help us fight climate change and realize the Global Goals for a future without poverty and inequality.

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