Fast Facts 2017: Strengthening Participatory and Accountable Governance

19 Apr 2017
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Summary

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is assisting Iraq to implement national reform plans. This includes support to institutional reform and good governance through modernizing the Council of Representatives’ (CoR) internal procedures, reinforcing its oversight role, and fostering inclusive participation in legislative processes and public policies. Under Strengthening Participatory and Accountable Governance project (SPAG), UNDP is also extending support to the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I), and Provincial Councils.

This Fast Facts sheet summarizes key areas of engagement and achievements in 2016.

Highlights

  • 2 CoR Committees supported to produce and adopt National Strategic Plans and Standard Operating Procedures
  • 47 CoR members sensitized on legislation and oversight mechanisms
  • 150 civil society organizations capacitated including on project proposal drafting, fundraising, and good governance

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