Issue 4
July 2016
About This Issue
This issue features the launch of the Arab Development Portal. You will also read about the Arab Knowledge Index 2015 post-launches in New York and in a number of Arab countries, following its launch last December in Dubai. We also continue to introduce new initiatives: See the launch of phase two of the Youth Leadership Programme (YLP II), which builds on the successes of its first phase. Read these and explore many more...
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Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

More acceleration to Trade Policy Reform and facilitation of Trade and Investment The World Trade Organization Facilitation Agreement is being ratified by WTO members for its effective entry int... The World Trade Organization Facilitation Agreement is being ra...

Regional Conference on “Financing for Sustainable Energy and Water Conservation” brings together governments, private sector and regional organizations to strengthen partnerships on energy and water From 9-10 May, UNDP’s Arab Climate Resilience Initiative (ACRI) co-hosted a “Regional Conference on Financing fo... From 9-10 May, UNDP’s Arab Climate Resilience Initiative (ACRI)...

More acceleration to Trade Policy Reform and facilitation of Trade and Investment The World Trade Organization Facilitation Agreement is being ratified by WTO members for its effective entry int... The World Trade Organization Facilitation Agreement is being ra...

Regional Conference on “Financing for Sustainable Energy and Water Conservation” brings together governments, private sector and regional organizations to strengthen partnerships on energy and water From 9-10 May, UNDP’s Arab Climate Resilience Initiative (ACRI) co-hosted a “Regional Conference on Financing fo... From 9-10 May, UNDP’s Arab Climate Resilience Initiative (ACRI)...

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Inclusive Governance

Partnering with OECD to strengthen internal control in Arab countries Drawing on past cooperation, UNDP joined forces with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ... Drawing on past cooperation, UNDP joined forces with the Organi...

Joining the discourse on the linkages between integrity and economic development The Regional Programme continues to take part in other regional platforms to present the experience on anti-corr... The Regional Programme continues to take part in other regional...

Towards establishing the Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Authority in Tunisia Through the ACIAC project, the Regional Programme supported a national expert team in Tunisia to review the draf... Through the ACIAC project, the Regional Programme supported a n...

Special training for the Egyptian Administrative Control Authority Initiated by the Ministry of International Cooperation in Egypt, a special training on “Preventing and Combattin... Initiated by the Ministry of International Cooperation in Egypt...

Towards a new partnership against corruption in Iraq Upon the request of the Iraqi Prime Minister, following the visit of the UN Secretary-General to Baghdad on 26 M... Upon the request of the Iraqi Prime Minister, following the vis...

Regional workshop on transparency and accountability in priority sectors in the Arab region With the aim of promoting targeted initiatives that prevent corruption in key sectors and enable collective acti... With the aim of promoting targeted initiatives that prevent cor...

Initiating dialogue at the political level on corruption in Lebanon On 28 April, through the ACIAC project, the Regional Programme joined forces with the Lebanese Transparency Asso... On 28 April, through the ACIAC project, the Regional Programme ...

The Arab Development Portal promo spot and video tutorial A 2-minute promo spot and a video tutorial on the ADP database were produced in Arabic and English. The promo sp... A 2-minute promo spot and a video tutorial on the ADP database ...

The first United Nations - League of Arab States Forum on elections The first UN-LAS Forum on Elections was held successfully at the headquarters of the League of Arab States in Ca... The first UN-LAS Forum on Elections was held successfully at th...

Regional Workshop on the Role of EMBs in Enhancing Women’s Participation The workshop on the role of Electoral Management Bodies in enhancing women’s participation, organized in partner... The workshop on the role of Electoral Management Bodies in enha...

Consultations with renowned international organizations for the preparation of the Arab Knowledge Index 2016 The Regional Programme through the Arab Knowledge Project is working on the 2016 Arab Knowledge Index (AKI), whi... The Regional Programme through the Arab Knowledge Project is wo...

AKP holds the Arab Knowledge Index 2015 post-launch event in Cairo The Arab Knowledge Index 2015  post-launch was held in Cairo on 15-16 May as part of the Conference 'Towards Bui... The Arab Knowledge Index 2015  post-launch was held in Cairo on...

The Arab Knowledge Index 2015 post-launch in Algiers The Arab Knowledg Index 2015 post-launch was held in Algeria on 10 May. It was held under the patronage of H.E. ... The Arab Knowledg Index 2015 post-launch was held in Algeria on...

AKP holds the Arab Knowledge Index 2015 post-launch event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York The Arab Knowledge Index 2016 and knowledge portal, www.knowledge4all.com, were launched in New York during a wo... The Arab Knowledge Index 2016 and knowledge portal, www.knowled...

AKP holds the Arab Knowledge Index 2015 post-launch event in Amman As part of the Arab Knowledge Index outreach strategy, the Arab Knowledge Project organized the Amman post-launc... As part of the Arab Knowledge Index outreach strategy, the Arab...

UNDP-RBAS holds the second AHDR Advisory Board meeting UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Arab States held its second Arab Human Development Report Advisory Board meeting on 2... UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Arab States held its second Arab Hum...

ADP workshop on Sustainable Development Goals The Arab Development Portal (ADP) launching ceremony was followed by a one-day regional workshop on the Sustaina... The Arab Development Portal (ADP) launching ceremony was follow...

The Arab Development Portal goes live The United Nations Development Programme and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) launched the Ara... The United Nations Development Programme and the OPEC Fund for ...

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Women Empowerment and Gender Equality

Consultative meetings on Mosharaka strategic directions The regional gender project, Mosharaka, hosted four consultative meetings in April and May on the project's stra... The regional gender project, Mosharaka, hosted four consultativ...

Mosharaka launches phase two of the Youth Leadership Programme Building on the success of its first phase,  UNDP RBAS launced the second phase of the Youth Leadership Programm... Building on the success of its first phase,  UNDP RBAS launced ...

Consultative meetings on Mosharaka strategic directions The regional gender project, Mosharaka, hosted four consultative meetings in April and May on the project's stra... The regional gender project, Mosharaka, hosted four consultativ...

Mosharaka launches phase two of the Youth Leadership Programme Building on the success of its first phase,  UNDP RBAS launced the second phase of the Youth Leadership Programm... Building on the success of its first phase,  UNDP RBAS launced ...

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Social Cohesion and Crisis Risk Management

PSCAR contributes to the workshop titled “Prevention of Violent Extremism for Arab States” The Project on Social Cohesion in the Arab Region (PSCAR) contributed to the workshop on the prevention of viole... The Project on Social Cohesion in the Arab Region (PSCAR) contr...

Roundtable on UNDP’s Preventing Violent Extremism Conceptual Framework On the 12th of May, UNDP RBAS Regional Project on Social Cohesion brought together eight experts in a roundtable... On the 12th of May, UNDP RBAS Regional Project on Social Cohesi...

PSCAR contributes to the workshop titled “Prevention of Violent Extremism for Arab States” The Project on Social Cohesion in the Arab Region (PSCAR) contributed to the workshop on the prevention of viole... The Project on Social Cohesion in the Arab Region (PSCAR) contr...

Roundtable on UNDP’s Preventing Violent Extremism Conceptual Framework On the 12th of May, UNDP RBAS Regional Project on Social Cohesion brought together eight experts in a roundtable... On the 12th of May, UNDP RBAS Regional Project on Social Cohesi...