UNDP, through its Iraq Inclusive Growth an Private Sector Development (IGPSD) cluster, entered into a partnership with Shell Iraq in a bid to meet the needs of the Iraqi people, in line with the United Nations Development Assistant Framework (UNDAF) to the Government of Iraq (GoI).
The Private Sector Development Programme for Iraq (PSDP-I) seeks to create and enable an effective framework for private sector development across Iraq. The programme addresses national and local needs, with activities in three priority governorates, Basrah, Anbar and Erbil.
UNDP Iraq is supporting the Ministry of Interior in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to apply e-governance for better service delivery. The project started in March 2017 with the aim of i) building capacities in the Ministry of Interior through transfer of knowledge using the South-South framework, ii) establishing an inter-sector coordinating mechanism for the wider application of e-governance in public service delivery, and iii) identification of pilot projects though which services could be delivered to the public through e-governance means.
In January 2017, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partnered with the Implementation and Follow-up National Reconciliation Committee (IFNRC) to launch the project Support for Integrated Reconciliation in Iraq (SIRI). This project is supporting efforts to promote reconciliation as a pathway towards a more non-violent, representative and resilient Iraq.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is assisting Iraq in its efforts towards implementing key economic reform initiatives. To this end, UNDP and the Office of the Prime Minister of Iraq signed a project document establishing the FFER-Federal on 29 January 2017.
In response to the fragmented process of local development in Iraq, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been supporting Governorates in building capacity for effective planning and implementation of local development strategies through the Local Area Development Programme (LADP). Funded by the European Union (EU), the Programme duration is envisaged for 3 years to target 12 Governorates: Anbar, Basra, Diyala, Duhok, Erbil, Kirkuk, Missan, Muthana, Ninewah, Qadisiya, Salah al-Din, and Sulaimaniyah.
Over 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.
Given 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.
Iraq 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.
The project enhances the capacity of formal and informal institutions to establish family protection systems and facilitate law enforcement and access to justice for the victims of violence. It aims to create mechanisms to empower victims, target groups and communities as well as a system that assists reintegration of victims back into the communities.