The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) provides donor funding to support countries in the region that are currently undergoing historic transition and reform. Aligned with the World Bank's regional strategy, the Fund aims to help reduce poverty and enhance shared prosperity by strengthening governance; increasing social and economic inclusion; creating jobs; and accelerating sustainable growth. The cross-cutting themes of gender, regional integration and a competitive private sector are also fundamental principles of the Bank's regional strategy and are supported by the MDTF. The trust fund supports technical assistance for project preparation, analytical studies, capacity building and knowledge sharing. In addition to working closely with country counterparts, the MENA MDTF strongly encourages coordination with other donors to leverage synergies and avoid duplication of effort and resources.