The United Nations Development Programme, in line with the National Development Plan of Iraq, supports efforts to improve the country’s governance and thereby improve the quality of life for all men, women and children in Iraq. Drawing from its on-the-ground experience in over 180 countries, UNDP in Iraq utilises its extensive expertise to help Iraqis strengthen participatory processes, increase political equity, enhance institutional accountability and increase access to justice in their country.
UNDP’s Democratic Governance work focuses on development that responds to the needs of all Iraqi citizens, including the poor. Through these programmes UNDP in Iraq aims to promote participation, accountability and transparency at all levels and build effective and capable Iraqi institutions that are accountable, transparent, inclusive and responsive.more
Support to elections
UNDP Iraq train staff on out-of-country voting procedures. UNDP works closely with the Iraq Electoral Management Body (EMB), providing policy and legal advice as well as technical support.more
Projects and Initiatives
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. The objective of this Funding Facility is to diversify the economy, improve the management of national assets, combat corruption, and meet the loan conditionality set by international financial lending institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB).more
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. more
In view of the complex political and security dynamics and underlying challenges in Iraq, UNDP has been investing in upstream conflict prevention and extending engagement to strengthen the rule of law, with a specific emphasis on security and justice. Efforts are underway in support of the Government, civil society, and communities striving to build stronger, accountable and legitimate institutions, and resilient societies. This support is being extended under UNDP’s Rule of Law Programme (RoL).more