Societies require effective public and private institutions in order to meet the social, economic and civic needs of their people. Programs focused on building the capacity of institutions to effectively implement their missions and respond to local demand for quality services are at the heart of successful development.

We are working with local, regional, and international partners to assist efforts to strengthen and build institutional capacity across the Middle East and North Africa region. These efforts are concentrated in four vital areas: education, legal and judicial reform, public administration, and civil society.


  • Improving the Education Sector Education provides the critical foundation for a better future.  With this in mind, AMIDEAST has engaged with public and private partners in the Middle East and North Africa to advance a wide range of projects targeting improvement of education at all levels.  [ + ]
  • Legal and Judicial Reform Working with local judicial and legal authorities, AMIDEAST is supporting efforts to reform and modernize the judiciaries in Egypt and Lebanon.  [ + ]


  • Strengthening Civil Society Training, technical assistance, and grants are helping to build the capacity of citizens to engage in their local communities.  [ + ]


  • Advancing Good Governance Public sector efficiency, transparency, and accountability is lacking in many countries in the region.  Programs designed to train public administrators are making a difference.  [ + ]