Overview

What We Do

Present in Iraq since 1976, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is committed to supporting the Government and people of Iraq during their transition towards reconciliation, reform and stability. UNDP’s support ranges from promoting emergency livelihoods and community dialogue in districts impacted by the humanitarian crisis, to helping stabilize newly liberated areas through its Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), to providing technical assistance in support of governance reforms and decentralization.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. more

Our Stories

Manal (left) paints a message of peace outside Al Taliea Al’uwlaa School for Girls
Painting for pupils: Beautifying Mosul’s schools

A dedicated team of residents from Mosul — mostly women — are earning an income by providing almost 200 schools with new desks, colourful murals and luscious plants.more 

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Abdul Karim at his bakery shop
Samoun in the city

It was his beloved bakery that brought Abdul Karim back to his hometown in western Iraq, almost four years after escaping ISIL.more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Funding Facility for Stabilization

    UNDP established the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) in June 2015 to facilitate the return of displaced Iraqis, lay the groundwork for reconstruction and recovery, and safeguard against the resurgence of violence and extremism.more 

  • Local Area Development Programme (LADP-EU)

    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).more 

  • Rule of Law Programme

    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.more 

  • Strengthening Participatory and Accountable Governance Project

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is assisting Iraq to implement national reform plans. This includes support to institutional reform and good governance through modernizing the Council of Representatives’ (CoR) internal procedures, reinforcing its oversight role, and fostering inclusive participation in legislative processes and public policies.more 

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