What We Do

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been present in Iraq since 1976. Since 2003, it has worked to support the Government and people of Iraq in their transition towards reconciliation, peace and stability.  UNDP has also been supporting emergency physical rehabilitation projects in addition to improving the quality of basic service delivery, including health, water and electricity.

Latest Publications
National Human Development Report 2014 on Youth

UNDP Iraq launched in December the National Human Development Report 2014 under the theme “Youth: Challenges and Opportunities”. The report details many challenges for the Iraqi youth, particularly in the field of education and employment. It also shows that youth education is at alarming levels, with a high youth illiteracy rate at 13%; females who have completed their secondary education are only 7.8%. Youth employment is low with a wide gender gap: only 56% of male youth are employed, and 6% of female.

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