Private Sector Development Programme
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.
The programme supports the government in achieving:
- Sustainable and increased employment opportunities;
- Poverty reduction;
- Enhancement of the legal and regulatory framework for increased and sustained domestic and international investment;
- Development of a legal and regulatory framework for an overall rational, coherent, and economic environment; and
- Diversified future economic growth in Iraq in a gender inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner.
This programme seeks to benefit the 1.2 million citizens across Iraq's Kurdistan Region.
What have we accomplished so far?
- Establishment of a Task Force for Economic Reforms and its seven Working Groups
- Roadmap and strategies for restructuring State Owned Enterprises
- Small and Medium Enterprises Development Policy, including legal and institutional frameworks for a dedicated SME agency
- Investment policy that includes an Iraq Industrial Strategy
- Land management reform
- Gender mainstreaming in private sector legislation and policy
- Local economic planning and pilot projects for economic revitalization were implemented in Basrah, Anbar and Erbil
- Lauched the UN Global Compact (UN GC) Iraq Network to advance Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR
- As an extended result of PSDP-I, UNDP and Shell signed an agreement in 2012 to implement a wide range local-centered development projects in Southern Iraq
|UNDG Iraq Trust Fund||US$ 32,870,000|
To date, this programme has delivered US$ 30,000,000.
- Project Duration
- Geographic Coverage
- Kurdistan Region, Basrah, Anbar
- Focus Area
- Poverty Reduction
- MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, MDG 8: Develop a global partnership for development
- Project Officer
- Shigeru Handa
- Prime Minister's Advisory Commission (PMAC) and Task Force for Economic Reform with seven Working Groups, Central Bank, National Investment Commission, IOM, World Bank, OECD, IFC, USAID, SIDA, STC, Unioncamere, Embassies of the USA, Poland, Romania, EU Delegation, Sweden, Italy, ILO, UNIDO, FAO, UNOPS, UN-HABITAT, UNWOMEN