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