Middle East Partnership Initiative

The Middle East Partnership Initiative
Supporting Greater Opportunities Throughout the Middle East & North Africa

“…building civil society and providing tangible services to people help result in stronger nations that share the goals of security, prosperity, peace, and progress.” —Secretary Clinton, February 18, 2009

The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), located within the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, is a unique program designed to engage directly with and invest in the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). MEPI works to create vibrant partnerships with citizens to foster the development of pluralistic, participatory, and prosperous societies throughout the MENA region. To do this, MEPI partners with local, regional and international non-governmental organizations, the private sector, academic institutions, and governments.

Through its Washington headquarters and Regional Offices in Abu Dhabi and Tunis, MEPI has contributed over $530 million to more than 600 projects in 17 countries and territories since its establishment in 2002.

Learn more about MEPI’s efforts to expand political participation, strengthen civil society and the rule of law, empower women and youth, create educational opportunities, and foster economic reform throughout the MENA region.

Date: 07/23/2010 Description: MEPI Logo - State Dept Image