Support to the Independent High Electoral Commission
This programme has been jointly developed by the United Nations and the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) under the leadership of UNDP.
UNDP supports IHEC to become a sustainable government structure able to carry out its constitutional mandate fully, independently, efﬁciently, transparently and accountably, in line with international professional standards.
IHEC is an independent governmental institution supervised by the Council of Representatives. It has the relevant and necessary authority to oversee the electoral process for successful, fair and transparent elections in Iraq.
UNDP works closely with IHEC on a day-to-day basis to identify areas of improvement and lessons learned from previous elections and address gaps and challenges to improve IHEC’s services.
What have we accomplished so far?
- 678 IHEC staff members have beneﬁted directly from initiatives completed by the programme.
- An assessment of IHEC’s complaints process to improve internal mechanisms for electoral disputes.
- Enhanced IHEC staff skills in election data collection and management for ﬁeld coordination purposes and real-time simulation on data aggregation and reporting.
- Improved staff capacity in procurement, logistics, public outreach and complaints processing.
- Review of the electoral legal framework for district and sub-district elections and for Kurdistan Region Governorate Council elections.
- Improved staff capacity on handling and tracking of election materials, and utilizing social media networks for public outreach purposes, including You Tube, Facebook and Twitter.
|Partner Agency||Amount in US$|
|UN Development Group Trust Fund||14,000,000|
In 2012, this project delivered US$ 1,860,600.