Who we are

The Governance Institutes Forum for Training in the Middle East and North Africa - GIFT-MENA – network is a consortium of schools and institutes specialized in the training of government civil servants in the MENA region.

The network includes as well regional and international organizations. It acts as an exchange platform and serves as a networking hub in a collective effort to document and disseminate successful regional experiences and knowledge in capacity development. Its main areas of focus relate to public finance management and state modernization. Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan (Lebanon) hosts the secretariat of the network.
The network is an instrument of development cooperation that was created to allow countries of the MENA region to enhance the development of South-South cooperation in the areas of capacity development for public finance, state modernization and governance reform. 
The project builds upon existing efforts undertaken by MENA training institutions and existing comparative advantages and intends to reinforce the impact of bilateral and multilateral exchange programs.
The network objectives are to: 

  1. Strengthen the institutional capacity of member institutions; 
  2. Promote networking and cooperation among member institutions, including the exchange of trainers, trainees and training programs; 
  3. Act as a platform for the dissemination of good practice among its members; 
  4. Provide access to high quality training modules on financial governance topics, in the Arabic language.

The GIFT-MENA network - 7 years in review  

Consult our founding documents:

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