As Iraqi authorities began retaking control of cities and towns, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was specifically requested by the Government to help stabilize these areas. In responding to this emerging and urgent need, UNDP established the Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) in June 2015. Starting with an initial capitalization of US$7 million, the Facility has received more than $400 million from 23 donors. Building on the success of the first channel, a second stabilization channel, the Funding Facility for Expanded Stabilization (FFES) was established in April 2016, capitalized at $100 million. More than 800 projects are now underway.More


Water pipes are replaced in the city of Ramadi with support from UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization. Photo: UNDP Iraq/2017more

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The Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization project is designed to support early recovery in liberated towns and motivate millions of displaced Iraqis to return to their communities. Photo: UNDP Iraq/2017

Lessons from a year of post-ISIL stabilization in Iraq

  By Moises Venancio, Adviser, UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States. In Mosul a battle is raging to take back the city from ISIL. As the fightingmore 

A water plant in Tikrit after rehabilitation by FFIS. Photo: UNDP Iraq/2015

Tikrit: A stabilization success following liberation from ISIL

Tikrit, 20 July 2016 - Tikrit was the first city where the Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) was field-tested. Abandoned by its residents, the citymore 

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