Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) is a regional organization, established in 1980 by the initiative of His Royal Highness the late Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz and the support of the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council. AGFUND aims at the roots of human development problems, targeting all segments of society without discrimination.
AGFUND works in the following programmes:
AGFUND contributes to the achievement of the sustainable development agenda 2030 by financing projects that meet its standards and through Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development , which is an incubator for projects targeted by AGFUND.
AGFUND has established 5 specialized development organizations:
- Arab Council for Childhood and Development,
- Arab Women Center for Training and Research
- Financial inclusion Banks,
- AGFUND has established 9 banks in the Arab region and Africa,which innovate products contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals SDGs, solvine economic and social problems, and integrate needy segments to the developmental mobility and the financial system. AGFUND is currently deploying financial inclusion banks in West and Central Africa
- Arab Open University ,
- Arab Network for NGOs.
- AGFUND has partnerships with 444 international, regional, and governmental organizations, through which it supports development projects.
1578 projects in 133 countries