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Revised January 2007

Economic Pillar

Entrepreneurship

Middle East Entrepreneur Training in the United States ( MEET U.S. )
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, the Palestinian Territories

University of California San Diego, Beyster Institute 
FY05 $3,970,000

This program implements the Middle East Entrepreneur Training in the U.S. (MEET U.S.) program and includes the following activities: 1) delivery of ICT and business services seminars, 2) provision of business development training and mentoring to entrepreneurs at Centers of Entrepreneurial Excellence in Bahrain and Morocco, 3) a businesswomen's summit for more than 200 women from the region, 4) establishment of a network of businesswomen's hubs and speaker bureaus in eight countries, and 5) delivery of resource mobilization training to civil society and non-governmental organization managers from the region.

LaBIP (Legal and Business Internship Program)
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, the Palestinian Territories

AMIDEAST
FY05 $2,160,000

The program brings approximately 40 Middle Eastern women from the business and legal professions to the United States to participate in a month-long graduate-level law or business program followed by a five-month internship at leading U.S. legal or business institutions.

Trade/Transparency

G-8 OECD Governance and Investment for Development Initiative
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, the Palestinian Territories

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
FY05 $500,000

The project improves public governance and investment with a view to promoting economic development, job creation and human and social development in 16 countries in the region. It is comprised of two initiatives: 1) modernizing public governance and 2) mobilizing investment for development. Both initiatives utilize working groups of influential leaders to identify and analyze barriers to reform as well as develop strategies for overcoming barriers. The working groups then develop national action plans and strategic frameworks to implement the plans.

Education Pillar

Student Leaders Study of the United States Institutes
Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestinian Territories, Iraq

Georgetown University, University of Delaware, Benedictine University, Montana State University, and Dickinson College
FY05 $2,500,000

The program supports Student Leaders Study of the United States Institutes, intensive six-week training sessions hosted by U.S. universities that introduce highly motivated students from the Middle East to American culture and values and that provide instruction in leadership, problem-solving, entrepreneurial skills, and civic rights and responsibilities.

English ACCESS Microscholarships
Morocco, Algeria, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
FY05 $5,000,000

The English ACCESS Microscholarships Program for English Language Study provides the opportunity for underserved young people to improve their English language skills and to gain a better future through access to expanded education environments. English language instruction is given in the context of American history and democratic principles, supporting democratic objectives and improving mutual understanding between countries in the region and the U.S.

Arab Civitas
Egypt, Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Yemen, Tunisia, Algeria, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, UAE

USAID and Center for Civic Education
FY05 $2,460,000

Funding supports a civic education program in elementary and secondary schools throughout the region. The program utilizes the center's Project Citizen curriculum and materials, as well as its Foundations of Democracy, both adapted and translated for use in each country. The program enhances the quality of education and strengthens democratic processes by fostering public awareness and acceptance of civic rights and responsibilities. Students are active in their school and local communities through service projects that work to solve problems.

Women's Pillar

Women in Democracy

Gulf Campaign School for Women
Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia

International Republican Institute
FY05 $375,000

Potential women candidates and campaign activists from the Gulf region take part in ongoing political skills training in order to more affectively wage professional and credible campaigns at the national, regional and local level. Training includes campaigning, monitoring elections, and managing organizations democratically.

Women in Technology
Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen

Institute of International Education
FY05 $1,250,000

This program builds a turn-key model of sustainability for women's organizations in the Gulf by providing them with cutting-edge business and technology training. In addition to improving their own skills, each organization will, in turn, be responsible for training other women in their community. Participating groups will receive the training and resources necessary to (a) diversify their economic structure, (b) more effectively serve their existing clientele, and (c) attract, educate and mentor a new, younger audience. As a result, with a cost-recovery model in place, the groups will reinforce their economic and political engagement and broaden their role in the advancement of a pluralistic society.

Women's Rights/Empowerment

Innovative Collaboration to Empower Women in the Middle East
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

ICF Consulting
FY05 $ 1,599,977 

This project advances and increases women's participation in society by providing support for conferences, summits, and workshops on a range of women's rights issues with NGOs, public and private sector partners and other stakeholders.

Building Capacity for Arab Women NGOs to Advocate for Reforming Family Laws
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

Demos Institute, Morocco
FY05 $400,000

This funding supports the second phase of the program. This project builds the capacity of Arab women NGOs and groups in the three sub-regions of the Middle East and North Africa region to launch and participate in campaigns to reform family laws. In the first phase, a model “toolkit” by the founders of the family code movement in Morocco was created to go beyond documentation and provide strategies and tactics on “how” the women in Morocco created a reform movement to achieve their successful outcome -- reform of the Moudawana.

Women and the Law

Arab Women's Legal Network
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

American Bar Association
FY05 $850,000

This association brings together women from across the MENA region in a network of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals to exchange expertise and information, promote women as decision-makers, provide professional development training and mentoring, and help to secure women's equal rights under the law. With this funding, the network is developing sub-regional hubs in three countries to conduct professional development programs reaching more than 500 women legal professionals.

Women's Economic Empowerment

Businesswomen's Network
Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, UAE

Beyster Institute
FY05 $850,000

As a result of feedback and demand at the first annual Businesswomen's Summit held in Tunis from May 24-26, 2005, this new program is building a network of Middle East and North African businesswomen in order to add value to women's businesses and advance the role of women in society, foster democratic change, and promote a regional culture of women's entrepreneurship. The network's activities will be run from hubs in seven countries across the region. The hubs will serve as focal points for programmatic activity, skills training and mentoring. A core objective is to launch a speakers' bureau to transfer knowledge between influential regional and US business people and the network's local businesswomen.

Legal and Business Internship Program
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

AMIDEAST
FY05 $2,160,000

The program brings approximately 40 Middle Eastern women from the business and legal professions to the United States to participate in a month-long graduate-level law or business program followed by a five-month internship at leading U.S. legal or business institutions.


Previous May 16, 2006 Update 

 

Political Pillar: Civil Society and Reform Advocacy

Enhancing the Role of Arab Women in the Legislative Process

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

 

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

FY04 $236,359

 

Political Pillar: Civil Society and Reform Advocacy

Strengthening the Democracy Assistance Dialogue

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

 

No Peace Without Justice

FY04 $700,000

 

Political Pillar: Civil Society and Reform Advocacy

Civil Society Strengthening

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

 

United Nations Development Program

FY03 $142,000

 

Political Pillar: Rule of Law
Middle East Legal Development Initiative
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

American Bar Association and Institute for the Study and Development of Legal Systems
FY03 $2,900,979
FY04 $2,140,000

This program educates foreign public defenders, prosecutors, and judges on critical principles of code reform for criminal and civil law, constitutional reform, human rights, and methods to preserve judicial independence. It fosters the creation of a Middle East Justice Institute, a regional framework to support capacity development of individuals and organizations working in the judicial and legal sphere.

Political Pillar: Media
Middle East North Africa Development Initiative Alliance (MENA Media)
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

International Research and Exchanges Board
FY04 $3,474,726

MENA Media supports the increased professionalism and sustainability of independent media in the Middle East and North Africa by targeting the commercial, regulatory, and political factors that underpin the growth of independent media: an open operating environment; professional, quality-driven outlets; and public-oriented, objective content. Program activities include: 1) support for organizations promoting the rights of media and journalists and the independence and transparency of regulators; 2) assistance to new and emerging independent media in business management; 3) fellowships and training opportunities to emerging broadcast media leaders; and 4) opportunities for networking between media professionals. An advisory council of leading regional media executives and media reformers informs the MENA Media project on the needs of the media community and the opportunities for productive project activities.  

Political Pillar: Media
Media Sustainability Index
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

International Research and Exchanges Board and Academy for Educational Development
FY04 $700,000

This program extends the media sustainability index (MSI) developed to measure media reform into the Middle East and North Africa. The MSI provides a comprehensive measurement of all key objectives required for the development of independent, professional, and sustainable media systems, specifically: 1) legal enabling environment; 2) professional journalism; 3) plurality of news sources; 4) business management; and 5) supporting institutions.

Economic Pillar: Investment

Partnership for Financial Excellence Part I

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

Financial Service Volunteer Corps

FY03 $8,241,855

 

Economic Pillar: Investment

Partnership for Financial Excellence Part II

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

U.S. Department of Treasury

FY03 $3,000,000

 

Economic Pillar: Investment

Commercial, Judicial, and Legal Reform

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

Commercial Law Development Program

FY03 $3,900,000

FY04 $600,000

 

Economic Pillar: Investment

Middle East and North Africa Investment for Development Initiative

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

FY04 $400,000

 

Economic Pillar: Investment

G-8 BMENA Technical Assistance

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

International Finance Corporation

FY04 $15,000,000

 

Economic Pillar: Entrepreneurship

Middle East Entrepreneur Training in the U.S. (MEET U.S.)

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE, Iraq

 

Beyster Institute, University of California-San Diego

FY03 $1,500,000

FY04 $2,040,614

 

Economic Pillar: Entrepreneurship

Economic Education and Job Skills Training in the Middle East

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

Junior Achievement International

FY03 $2,421,745

 

Economic Pillar: Trade/Transparency

Trade and Investment Framework Agreement , World Trade Organization, and Free Trade Agreement Assistance

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

U.S. Patent and Trade Office

FY03 $1,704,055

FY04 $925,000

 

Economic Pillar: Trade/Transparency

WTO Accession and Compliance Technical Assistance

Yemen, Algeria, Saudi Arabia

 

Booz Allen Hamilton

FY03 $600,000

 

Economic Pillar: Trade/Transparency

Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) and Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Technical Assistance

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

Booz Allen Hamilton

FY03 $1,000,000

FY04 $1,160,000

 

Economic Pillar: Trade/Transparency

Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, World Trade Organization (WTO), and Free Trade Agreement Technical Assistance

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture

FY03 $1,565,000

FY04 $1,725,000

 

Economic Pillar: Trade/Transparency

Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, World Trade Organization, and Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Technical Assistance

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

FY03 $640,000

FY04 $550,000

 

Economic Pillar: Trade/Transparency

Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), World Trade Organization, and Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Technical Assistance

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

U.S. Department of Labor

FY03 $490,000

FY04 $500,000

 

Economic Pillar: Trade/Transparency

Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, World Trade Organization, and Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Technical Assistance

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

FY03 $335,000

 

Economic Pillar: Trade/Transparency

Middle East Finance Corporation Due Diligence

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

Chugach

FY03 $275,945

 

Economic Pillar: Trade/Transparency

Middle East Free Trade Area Technical Assistance

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

Export-Import Bank

FY04 $100,000

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FY04 $300,000

 

Education Pillar

Student Leaders Study of the United States Institutes

Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE

 

Georgetown University, Purdue University, University of Delaware, Benedictine University, and Montana State University

FY03 $1,200,000

FY04 $1,300,000

 

Education Pillar

U.S.-Middle East University Partnerships

Algeria , Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE

 

Association Liaison Office

FY03 $1,200,000

FY04 $2,354,000

 

Education Pillar

Arab Civitas

Algeria , Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen

 

Center for Civic Education

FY03 $1,700,000

FY04 $1,926,000

 

Education Pillar

G-8 BMENA Global Learning Portal

Algeria, Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE

 

Academy for Educational Development and Sun Microsystems

FY04 $1,000,000

 

Education Pillar

English ACCESS Microscholarships

Morocco, Algeria, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen

 

FY04 $5,000,000

 

Education Pillar

Partnership Schools Due Diligence and Education Summit

Region-wide

 

Chugach System International

FY03 $661,565

 

Women's Pillar: Women in Democracy

Arab Women's Forum

Algeria , Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

 

Egyptian Center for Women's Rights

FY03 $120,000

 

Women's Pillar: Women and the Law

Arab Women's Legal Network

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

 

American Bar Association

FY03 $2,500,000

 

Women's Pillar: Women's Rights

Survey of Women's Freedoms

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

 

Freedom House

FY04 $487,250

 

Women's Pillar: Women's Economic Empowerment

Business Internship Program for Young Middle Eastern Women

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

 

International Research and Exchanges Board and Amideast

FY03 $2,000,000

FY04 $2,000,000

 

Women's Pillar: Women's Economic Empowerment

Women's Middle East Entrepreneur Training in the U.S. (MEET U.S.)

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, UAE

 

Beyster Institute, University of California-San Diego

FY03 $999,006

 

Cross Pillar

Small Grants

Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories

 

Various

FY03 $1,250,569

FY04 $1,283,172

 

Field-generated small grants programs focus on empowering and building the capacity of local civil society and private-sector organizations.

  

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