What We Do

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been present in Iraq since 1976. Since 2003, it has worked to support the Government and people of Iraq in their transition towards reconciliation, peace and stability. UNDP has also been supporting emergency physical rehabilitation projects in addition to improving the quality of basic service delivery, including health, water and electricity.more

Our Goals

The current programme priorities for UNDP Iraq are in Poverty Reduction, Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention & Recovery and Women's Empowerment. These include: Fostering Inclusive Participation. Government of Iraq and civil society have strengthened participatory mechanisms for electoral processes, national dialogue and reconciliation.more

Local Area Development

UNDP’s Local Area Development Programme (LADP) was launched to strengthen local authorities to plan and manage reconstruction and development activities.

Our Stories

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    Equality Means Business

    Stories of economic achievement of Iraqi women inspire banks into establishing financing facilities for small entrepreneurs A number of remarkable Iraqi women entrepreneurs who managed tomore

Projects and Initiatives

Support to the Independent High Electoral Commission

UNDP supports IHEC 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

Empowering Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Iraq

UNDP helps build the capacity of chosen civil society organisations to hold the Government accountable in the areas of service Delivery, corruption, human Rights and civil rights. more

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Video: International Day of Peace 2014

The Governorate of Basrah and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) marked the 2014 International Day of Peace together with non-government and civil society organisations, in particular women and youth’s groups.

"Basrah is a historic legacy woven with threads of peace,” the youth said in their message.

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