Egypt, UNDP chart partnership roadmap through 2027

Doaa A.Moneim , Thursday 23 Dec 2021

Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat met on Thursday with Alessandro Fracassetti, resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to chart the new roadmap for the Strategic Partnership Framework 2023-2027 and assess the results of the 2018-2022 Partnership Framework.


Al-Mashat said that the 2018-2022 framework includes 45 projects implemented in 20 governorates to the tune of $250 million.

Regarding the 2023-2027 framework, Al-Mashat noted that Egypt's priorities include localising the global goals and echoing international roadmaps.

The Ministry of International Cooperation’s portfolio includes 34 projects that meet Goal 7 of the SDGs (clean and affordable energy), totalling $5.95 billion and representing 23.2 percent of official development assistance (ODA).

During the meeting, Al-Mashat referred to the discussions that take place under the presidential Decent Life initiative, which is the largest national project meant to achieve integrated development for more than half of the population, targeting impoverished rural communities in particular.

Fracassetti said the UNDP is proud of its strategic partnership with the Ministry of International Cooperation and that the programme is looking forward to more fruitful cooperation with the Egyptian government, particularly in regards to the Decent Life initiative and Egypt's hosting of COP27, scheduled for 2022.

Since 1945, Egypt has been a strong partner of the United Nations, hosting around 38 United Nations offices and is regarded as one of the largest regional centres for the international body.

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