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POGAR's program activities relate to Participation, Rule of Law and Transparency and Accountability. These activities include providing policy advice, engaging in institutional capacity building, and testing policy options through pilot projects. Since its inception, POGAR has launched projects to promote dialog about judicial reform; build the capacities of parliaments, and educate governance actors about methods for combating corruption.

Current Activities
Transparency and Accountability
  • Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET)
    ACINET was launched on 30th of July 2008 - with the support of UNDP-POGAR - as the first comprehensive and inclusive Arab-owned platform for knowledge networking, capacity development and policy dialogue in the area of anti-corruption.
  • Parliamentary Development Initiative in the Arab Region
    PDIAR is a joint project launched by UNDP's Global Programme for Parliamentary Strengthening and the Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (POGAR) with the support of the Belgian government to address the increasing demand for parliamentary assistance in the Arab Region.
Rule of Law
  • Public Prosecution Project (Niaba)
    The project entitled "Strengthening the Rule of Law in the Arab States - Modernization of Public Prosecution Offices" was launched by the United Nations Development Programme on Governance in the Arab Region UNDP-POGAR. The Project, which fits within UNDP’s framework of peace, security and human Rights, aims to help modernize the public prosecution offices in some of the Arab countries – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Yemen, and strengthen the institutional capacity within the context of good governance and the rule of law in addition to enhancing citizen security.
Previous Activities
  • Project with IPALMO
    The project is funded by the Italian government and is implemented by UNDP's Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (POGAR) and the Institute for Relations between Italy and Africa, Latin America and the Middle and Far East (IPALMO). The objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the Parliament in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon in relation to its role in fighting corruption, promoting decentralization and in improving its representative function.
  • Gender and Citizenship Initiative (GCI)
    The Arab Human Development Report 2002, launched by the United Nations Development Programme Regional - Bureau for Arab States (UNDP/RBAS), identified 'women empowerment' as one of the three main 'deficits' in the Arab region. To address this deficit, the Gender and Citizenship Initiative (GCI) in the Arab region was launched in December 2001 by UNDP/RBAS through its Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR).
  • Iraq Parliament Project
    The UNDP-POGAR facilitated, in collaboration with the UNDP-Iraq, the organization of workshops and training sessions as part of the project "Strengthening the Capacities of the Iraqi Council of Representatives".
Rule of Law
  • Iraq Legal Database
    The Iraqi Legal Database (the "ILD") aim is to make the entire corpus of Iraqi law available to judges, lawyers, academics, lawmakers, and all other individuals or institutions that rely on legal knowledge in a single, freely accessible source. The ILD is entirely free-of-charge and does not require users to subscribe in any way. [more]
Transparency and Accountability
  • Governance for Development (Phase I)
    The Good Governance for Development (GfD) in Arab Countries Initiative, jointly supported by the United Nations Development Programme – Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), was formally launched by Prime Ministers and Ministers from 18 Arab countries at a regional conference held at the Dead Sea (Jordan) in February 2005. The GfD Initiative was designed to create a forum for results-oriented policy dialogue between policymakers and practitioners from Arab countries and OECD member countries. The first phase of the GfD Initiative (GfD I) extended for three years (2005-2007).
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