Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience ProgrammeIraq Crisis Response and Resilience ProgrammeIraq faces a large-scale humanitarian crisis. UNDP leads the UN support to employment and income generation through local NGO partners, so that people are able to take care of themselves and become less dependent on handouts.

  • Drought Risk ManagementDrought Risk ManagementGiven the frequency of drought in Iraq, its area of effect, and impact on people's lives, it is considered a natural disaster requiring immediate attention and mitigation. This project helps develop a national plan to help Iraq manage the risk of drought.

  • Umm Qasr Sustainable Navigational AidsUmm Qasr Sustainable Navigational AidsOver 25 years the level of maritime traffic in Iraq has significantly declined, and a lack of visual navigation aids have restricted the full recovery of the industry. This project enhances visual navigation aids at Iraq's southern port to meet international standards.


UNDP Iraq helps to enable Iraq's policy and frameworks for rapid economic recovery, inclusive and diversified growth and private sector development. This provides the conditions in which livelihoods can be rebuilt and the social fabric repaired. Increased oil production is one part of this equation and will help revenues, but will do little to create jobs and reduce unemployment in Iraq. The growing private sector requires creating the necessary institutional foundations to facilitate and promote investment and markets, provide pressure points for reform and facilitate the development of key building blocks of the financial sector.