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  • Capacity building initiative launched to enhance institutional readiness for developmentJan 31, 2016Within the framework of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) support to Iraq’s Government Programme (2014-2018), a capacity development initiative was launched on 31 January to enhance the institutional readiness and build national capacity in planning, monitoring and evaluation for development results. Under UNDP’s Iraq Public Sector Modernization (I-PSM) Programme, the initiative will further support the Government in its efforts to adopt and mainstream Results-Based Management fundamentals into the programme cycle management.

  • UNDP’s governing body convenes at start of crucial first year for 2030 Development AgendaJan 25, 2016The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Executive Board, the Organization’s governing body, was in New York City today for its first meeting of 2016, at the start of the year which marks the formal launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 goals aimed at ending poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and tackling climate change by 2030.

  • Government officials trained on humanitarian standards and crisis management in ErbilJan 19, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a training workshop in Erbil on Humanitarian Principles and Crisis Management for the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Center (JCMC), the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) and their respective government networks. Over the period of 17 to 19 January, twenty-three Government officials received, from RedR UK, training funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID).

  • Norway contributes additional funding to help stabilize newly liberated areas in IraqJan 19, 2016The Kingdom of Norway has contributed an additional US$2.8 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This is the second contribution from the Kingdom of Norway in recent months, and will be dedicated to restoring livelihoods for people returning home.

  • The Czech Republic contributes funding to help stabilize Iraq’s newly liberated areasJan 14, 2016The Czech Republic has contributed US$200,000 to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) which channels fast-track support to help rehabilitate civic infrastructure, kick-start local economies, boost government capacity and promote community reconciliation.

  • Women Leaders Forums launched in Basra and MissanJan 11, 2016Two Women Leaders Forums (WLF) were launched in the cities of Basra and Missan on 10 and 11 January, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and local authorities.

  • Denmark contributes $3.3 million to support participatory and accountable governance, security sector reform and stabilization in IraqDec 24, 2015The Kingdom of Denmark has signed a US$3.3 million contribution agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support participatory and accountable governance, security sector reform and stabilization projects in Iraq. Denmark’s generous contribution will be earmarked for three projects: Strengthening Participatory and Accountable Governance, Support to Security Sector Reform Phase II, and the Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization. These three initiatives are part of UNDP’s support for Government efforts to build a more secure, prosperous and democratic Iraq.

  • Italy contributes $2.72 million for stabilization in IraqDec 23, 2015The Italian Republic has contributed US$2.72 million (2.5 million euros) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which channels fast-track support to help rehabilitate civic infrastructure, kick-start local economies, boost government capacity and promote community reconciliation in Iraq. This agreement formalizes part of a larger $7.63 million (7 million euros) pledge that Italy has made in support of stabilization activities, which have recently been expanded in the Governorates of Salah al-Din, Diyala, Ninewah and Anbar.

  • UNDP is accelerating its resilience and stabilization work thanks to a $33 million contribution from GermanyDec 22, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the German Development Bank (KfW) signed financing agreements for contributions totaling US$33 million from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to support stabilization in newly liberated areas and resilience programmes across Iraq.

  • The Republic of Korea is generously providing more funding to help stabilize newly liberated areas in IraqDec 21, 2015The Republic of Korea is contributing a further US$1 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) to finance fast-track initiatives in areas of Iraq liberated from the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Republic of Korea has already contributed to FFIS earlier in the year. The new donation will be used to repair civic infrastructure, including schools and primary healthcare centres, in newly liberated areas in Diyala, Salah al-Din and Anbar Governorates.