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“Our partnerships include, in addition to government interlocutors, civil society organizations and the private sector - two pivotal players and agents of change in our societies.” Executive Secretary of ESCWA, Ms. Khalaf.

Since 2014, ESCWA has received $7,129,936 in voluntary contributions to implement national and regional activities. These activities and projects were developed in response to the needs of the region in different sectors including: water; environment; statistics; technology and innovation; social and economic development; and gender. New projects were also developed to respond to the emerging needs of member countries in transition.

ESCWA entered into partnerships with 22 different donors, including Governments, other United Nations agencies, regional funds, private foundations and international development agencies. The most prominent donors in recent years have included: Sweden (through the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)); Germany (through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, BMZ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammernarbeit, GIZ); Norway (through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs); the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD).