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

Projects and Initiatives

Catalysing the Use of Solar Photovoltaic Energy

UNDP, with GEF funding, aims to catalyse the adoption of solar power in Iraq, both on and off-grid, to help provide reliable power to the Iraqi people, support development and a better standard of living. Photo: Solar energy, Najaf © UNDP/2014 more

Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme

UNDP leads the UN support to employment and income generation through local NGO partners, so that people are able to take care of themselves and become less dependent on handouts. Photo: Arbat Syrian refugees camps © UNDP/2015 more

Iraq’s contributions to UNFCCC 2015 Agreement

The project builds upon existing capacities to strengthen Iraq’s cooperation and coordination with other UNFCCC Party members and encourage the cooperation between Iraq and other Parties to achieve the ultimate objectives of the UNFCCC. Photo: © UNDP Iraq/2014 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.