United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

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Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, United Arab Emirates. Photo credit: GPE/Heather Shuker
Education is one of the most effective ways to fight terrorism and radicalization.
Reem Al Hashimy
Minister of State for International Cooperation, United Arab Emirates

Aid to education

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), foreign aid policy is led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

UAE foreign assistance contributes to global efforts to achieve SDG 4, including a strong focus on girls’ education. Investments are guided by the first five-year "UAE Policy for Foreign Assistance (2017 – 2021)", and are focused on three key pillars:

  • women’s empowerment and protection
  • transport and urban infrastructure
  • technical co-operation.

In 2016, the top recipients of the UAE aid were Egypt, Yemen and Jordan.

The UAE is also the first non-DAC donor to report to the OECD DAC Creditor Reporting System (CRS).

Last updated January 25, 2019