Sector Social Affairs
Program/Project Title Social Contract Advisory, Monitoring and Coordination Center
Location Egypt
Duration 36 months
Start – End date 01.05.2010-30.06.2013
Budget LE 26,673,874 (IEDS)

LE 4,018,350 (UNDP)

LE 5,804,001 (IDSC)

Aid Channel Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap Programme – II Phase
Type of Support Grant
Applicant/Local Counterpart United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Implementing Institution Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC)
Description The purpose of this project is to support the Social Contract Advisory, Monitoring and Coordination Center within the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) at the Prime Minister’s Office. The Social Contract Center is working closely with other IDSC units to provide first class policy advice and policy options, monitoring the implementation of the MDGs-based poverty action plan –as proposed in the UNDP Egypt Human Development Report 2005 and adopted by the Government as the national development plan ,– as well as coordinating with various stakeholders to define, develop and articulate a vision for a new social contract and a paradigm shift in state-citizen relationship, in Egypt, rooted in principles of democratic governance and modern concepts of citizenship.
Expected Results 1.      National awareness has been created concerning the principles of the “New Social Contract” , successful development and partnership models as well as the 55 Social Contract Programs


2.      Capacities of SCC staff and partners (in the government and, in local communities) have been strengthened in the following areas:

–          Methodological issues

–          Active citizenship and civic engagement

–          NGOs institutional reforms

–          The 55 Social Contract Programs


3.      Evidence-based policy advice has been disseminated, more transparency in public policies has been realized, progress towards achieving the MDGs, and different dimensions of governance have been monitored and disseminated and, impact of implementation of the 55 Social Contract Programs has been evaluated.

Target Beneficiaries Government, Egypt Citizens, Academia/Think Tanks, Media, Private Sector, Civil Society Organizations and Donors/partners in development
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