UNDP project to develop performance of Yemen’s institutions
The objective of the project is to provide logistical and technical assistance to key local institutions, such as the president’s office and the office of the cabinet. The project will include the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the Ministries of Human Rights, Industry and Trade and the advisory committees of the national dialogue. The secretariat of the national dialogue conference, which is scheduled to take place this year, will also participate.
The project is designed to streamline the GCC initiative and its implementation mechanism.
The program will provide the required assistance to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, in order to conduct economic studies during the transitional period. The program will also support the Ministry of Human Rights, which is responsible for contacting youth and encouraging them to participate in the upcoming national dialogue.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, resident representative of the UNDP, confirmed UNDP’s support to the government and to the people of Yemen. Ahmed pledged that the UN would work to improve livelihoods by strengthening these institutions’ performance on the one hand, and fostering an enabling environment to implement the GCC Plan, on the other hand.
The total amount of the project amounts to USD 8.5 million. The program is scheduled to start May 2012 and last until the end of the two-year transitional period on December 31, 2014.