The MENA-OECD Governance Programme is a strategic partnership between MENA and OECD countries to share knowledge and expertise, with a view of disseminating standards and principles of good governance that support the ongoing process of reform in the MENA region. The MENA-OECD Governance Programme closely co-operates with national institutions, regional and international organisations, universities, bilateral donor agencies, and representatives of the civil society.

The Programme strengthens collaboration with the most relevant multilateral initiatives currently underway in the region. In particular, the Programme is supporting the implementation of the Deauville Partnership and collaborates with the Open Government Partnership by assisting MENA countries in meeting the eligibility criteria to become members.

The Programme provides a sustainable structure for regional policy dialogue as well as for country specific projects. The projects correspond to MENA governments increasing commitment to pursue public sector reforms in view of unlocking social and economic development and of meeting citizens´growing expectations in terms of quality services, inclusive policy making and transparency.

By drawing on its network of peer experts and policy-makers, the MENA-OECD Governance Programme brings together practitioners from MENA and OECD countries to support MENA countries meet the challenges posed by the ongoing democratic transitions and ensure the sustainability of social development and economic growth in the region.

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