The Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) was a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to examining how genuine democracies could develop in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and how the United States could best support that process. Through dialogue, research, and advocacy, POMED worked to strengthen the constituency for U.S. policies that peacefully support democratic reform in the MENA region.

POMED was envisioned in 2004, when a small group of graduate students at Georgetown University began meeting regularly to discuss the need for a stronger voice in Washington in support of democratic norms in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2006, this group formally established POMED and over 17 years built partnerships with democracy champions in the Middle East and influenced policymakers across the U.S. government.

In 2024, POMED merged with the Freedom Initiative to form the Middle East Democracy Center (MEDC).