Poverty Reduction


Through our programmes we aim to promote sustainable human development by reducing poverty and generating jobs and livelihoods that help to improve the quality of life of all Iraqis.

Our Goals

The proposed outcome in this area is to ensure the GoI has the necessary institutional framework to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in line with pro-poor, equitable and inclusive socioeconomic and environmental policies and strategies. UNDP will support Iraq in accelerating inclusive growth to ensure equitable, broad-based human development is attained by all citizens in Iraq. The CPAP is designed to strengthen national structures and processes to systematically track and review progress towards the MDGs by collecting and analysing data disaggregated by gender, age and location.more

Local Area Development

A beneficiary of the Local Area Development Programme proudly stands next to his shop in Emdayna area, Northern Iraq, 2010.

Our Stories

  • An Iraqi family opens a small shop with support provided by UNDP. Photo by UNDP Iraq 2012

    Equality Means Business
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    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

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Projects and Initiatives

UNDP-Shell Partnership

UNDP, through its Iraq Inclusive Growth an Private Sector Development (IGPSD) cluster, entered into a partnership with Shell Iraq in a bid to meet the needs of the people in Basra, in line with the United Nations Development Assistant Framework (UNDAF). more

Reconstruction of the Kurdistan Region's Electricity Sector

This project aims to enhance the outreach and reliability of the electricity network in Iraq's Kurdistan Region by upgrading transmission and distribution systems. more

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