Our Projects

Poverty Reduction

  • Reconstruction of the Kurdistan Region's Electricity Sector

    This project aims to enhance the outreach and reliability of the electricity network in Iraq's Kurdistan Region by upgrading transmission and distribution systems.

  • Private Sector Development Programme in Iraq

    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.

Democratic Governance

  • Support to the Independent High Electoral Commission

    UNDP supports Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission 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.

  • Empowering Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Iraq

    Through this project, UNDP supports CSOs to effectively monitor Government’s compliance with due process and transparency via the creation of CSOs Consortia.

  • Support to national tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS control programmes

    UNDP Iraq helps increase social equity across Iraq for tuberculosis patients and provide services for all, free of charge. Despite the low prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Iraq, this project supports the national programme to develop a five year strategic plan to combat HIV/AIDS.

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Drought Risk Management

    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.

  • Umm Qasr Sustainable Navigational Aids

    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.

Women's Empowerment

  • Family Support, Justice, and Security

    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.