Saturday , 16 January 2021


The Cooperation with Arab Donors (CAD) programme coordinates with the following organisations:


Abu Dhabi Fund for DevelopmentAbu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development was established in 1971, as a leading national entity to provide development aid to developing countries in the form of concessionary loans and administering grants on behalf of the Abu Dhabi government. Its aim is to finance development projects in order to help developing countries to achieve sustainable economic development and to alleviate poverty and in order to support regional and international development initiatives.


aden-bigAden Microfinance Foundation, Yemen

The Aden Microfinance Foundation aims at improving the living standards of limited-income clients, particularly women, through providing them with distinguished financial and non-financial services in the Yemeni rural and urban areas.



al-Amal BankAl-Amal Bank for Microfinance, Yemen

Al-Amal Microfinance Bank is a non-profit organisation seeking to offer sustainable financial services to limited and low-income households in Yemen who are excluded from the formal banking sector, particularly small and micro-entrepreneurs, through the provision of inclusive financial services.



AFESD-logoArab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), Kuwait

The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development is an Arab regional financial institution which was established by the Arab League in 1968. The Arab Fund provides finance for public and private investment projects as well as grants and expertise for the member countries of the Arab League.



Arab-Gulf-Program-for-DevelopmentArab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND), Saudi Arabia

The Arab Gulf Programme for Development is a regional organisation which was established in 1980 upon the initiative of His Royal Highness, Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. The key objective of AGFUND is to support human development, by targeting the neediest and disadvantaged groups in developing countries, particularly women and children.



amf-logoArab Monetary Fund (AMF), United Arab Emirates

The Arab Monetary Fund is a regional Arab organisation, founded in 1976 by the Economic Council of the League of Arab States. Its main objectives are to improve Arab monetary cooperation, to encourage the development of Arab financial markets, to facilitate trade between its member states as well as to foster pan-Arab development projects.



cawtarCenter for Arab Women Training and Research (CAWTAR), Tunisia

The Center of Arab Woman for Training and Research was created in 1993 in response to the request of a number of Arab governments and civil society organisations in order provide the region with a research centre relating to gender and the status of women. Its mission is to empower women, to promote gender equality, and to reduce gender gaps as a means of achieving sustainable development in the Arab Region.


IsDBIslamic Development Bank (IsDB), Saudi Arabia

The Islamic Development Bank is a regional development bank linked to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that became operational in 1975. IsDB sees itself as an organisation of South-South cooperation, which pursues the objective of economic development and social progress of its member countries in accordance with the principles of the Shari’a.



Jordan River FoundationJordan River Foundation (JRF), Jordan

The Jordan River Foundation is a Jordanian non-profit, non-governmental organisation established in 1995 and chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. Through its work, the Foundation aims to engage Jordanians to realise their full economic potential and overcome social challenges, especially child abuse.



Madrasati_InitiativeMadrasati Initiative

Madrasati (“My School”) is one of Queen Rania’s eight affiliations that work on improving education in Jordan and translating Her Majesty’s vision into action. It is the first initiative of its kind in Jordan, and to some extent in the region, which sets out to rejuvenating the overall learning environment in 500 public schools, in dire need of assistance, across the country. Currently the GIZ and OFID are co-financing the Initiative to extend its activities to 8 schools in Jordan.


Ministry of International Cooperation and DevelopmentMinistry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), United Arab Emirates

MICAD was established in 2013 following a Cabinet decision endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Ministry pursues an enhanced regional and international profile of the UAE in international development and cooperation and seeks to support international development through UAE foreign aid policy, development programmes, and enhanced cooperation with national, regional, and international actors.


mopicMinistry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC), Jordan

MOPIC is responsible for the formulation of policies and procedures to enhance and develop relations with donors and international financing institutions as well as the formulation of the national economic and social policy. Furthermore, the Ministry is providing, coordinating, and managing the necessary funding for development projects from different funding sources through soft loans, grants and technical assistance, and developing aid coordination mechanisms.


National Microfinance Foundation (NMF), Yemen

The National Microfinance Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation aiming at increasing cooperation and solidarity within Yemeni society by helping the poor to start income-generating activities and adopt saving habits in order to improve their economic and social conditions towards poverty alleviation and self-dependence.


OFID_logoOPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Austria

The OPEC Fund for International Development was established in 1976 with the objective to foster South-South development cooperation to provide help to the poorest countries in the world, based on partnership and financial cooperation between its member countries and developing countries.



the_saudi_fund_for_development_logoSaudi Fund for Development, Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Fund for Development was founded in September 1974 and commenced its operations in March 1975. As defined in its charter, the Fund’s main objectives are to finance development projects in developing countries via loans and to encourage Saudi non-crude oil exports by financing and insuring them.



Silatech_Eng_HighSilatech, Qatar

Silatech was established in 2008 through a $100 million endowment made by Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Misned. Silatech promotes job                                                                  creation and entrepreneurship for young people across the Arab world,                                                                with a special focus on the private sector.


sedf-logoSmall Enterprise Development Fund (SEDF), Yemen

The Small Enterprise Development Fund is an independent government institution with the objective to provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with adequate financing.




Women National Committee (WNC), Yemen

The Women National Committee is the technical committee of the Supreme Council for Women Affairs. It is responsible for designing and evaluating programmes, shaping legislation, raising awareness and carrying out research related to women affairs.


ywuYemeni Women’s Union (YWU), Yemen

Yemeni Women’s Union was formed in 1990 as an NGO with the goal of promoting women’s rights and the empowerment of women. Over the years, the focus of services has gradually shifted from direct delivery of material assistance to increasingly include awareness raising and legal services.