The UNDAF was prepared throughout 2010, based on the ‘2010 Situation Analysis: Key Development Challenges Facing Egypt’ which remains valid to a great extent. A first draft of the UNDAF was finalized in the beginning of 2011. The revolution of 2011 led to a postponement of the signature of the UNDAF to ensure that emerging issues, opportunities and priorities were reflected in the future work of the UN in Egypt. Therefore, in 2011 and 2012, the UN in close collaboration with the Government of Egypt and its national and international development partners reviewed the draft UNDAF ensuring the integration of these priorities. The UNCT and Government have agreed on the following UNDAF priority areas:
• Poverty Alleviation through Pro-Poor Growth and Equity;
• Quality Basic Services;
• Democratic Governance;
• Food Security and Nutrition; and
• Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resource Management.
A total of 24 UNDAF outcomes indicate the specific results expected in terms of institutional performance or human behaviour for individual and social change. Gender mainstreaming, as a cross sectoral responsibility, is the overarching strategy of the UNCT for making women's and men's concerns an integral dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes in all UNDAF priority areas so that women and men benefit equally and inequality is not perpetuated. Each outcome is accompanied by a limited number of performance indicators to guide programme design and facilitate monitoring and evaluation after implementation.