UNDP extends partnership with Social Fund for Development in Egypt

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed Thursday an agreement to extend its partnership with Egypt’s Social Fund for Development (SFD) for three additional years.

The partnership aims to strengthen the capacities for SFD in order to: (i) enhance institutional and operational efficiency, (ii) improve planning, monitoring and evaluation for development results, (iii) increase access to improved financial and non-financial services for SMEs, and (iv) improve methodologies and business processes targeting human and community development interventions to become more sustainable and aligned with the local environment.

The partnership will continue its support to the Public Works Programme to provide jobs to the most marginalised people throughout the country as a form of social protection since 2012, with the generous financial support from the Government of Japan.