A year-long Training of Trainers concludes promising more good governance support to official and civil society bodies
Oct 18, 2016
In partnership with the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Directorate of Iraq’s Council of Representatives and the Government of Sweden, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) marked today in Baghdad the conclusion of a one-year Training of Trainers project addressing the needs of NGOs in good governance practices.
EU/UNDP Innovation for Development Initiative positions Iraq on the Social Good Summit global map with 6 youth gatherings
Oct 9, 2016
Positioning Iraq on the Social Good Summit global map and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the EU/UNDP Innovation for Development Initiative under the Local Area Development Programme (LADP) organized six innovation gatherings in Baghdad, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra and Diwaniyah over the period of 9 September to 8 October 2016.
Efforts continue to mainstream Results-Based Management fundamentals into government planning and monitoring
Oct 5, 2016
Within the framework of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) support to Iraq’s Government Programme (2014-2018), the sixth round of capacity development workshops was conducted in Erbil over the period of 24 September to 4 October 2016. The objective is to enhance the National Capacity for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Results, and more specifically to upgrade the skills of participants from targeted public sector institutions.
A new Funding Facility for Economic Reform is being established to accelerate reforms in the Kurdistan Region
Sep 28, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement today in Erbil with the Ministry of Planning of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to establish a new Funding Facility for Economic Reform (FFER).
Third contribution from the Republic of Korea for stabilization in Iraq
Sep 27, 2016
The Government of the Republic of Korea has contributed US$3 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).
Leaving No Woman Behind: UNDP and COMSEC collaborate to integrate gender perspective in Iraq’s public sector
Sep 22, 2016
In collaboration with Iraq’s Council of Ministers Secretarial (COMSEC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a conference on the integration of gender perspective as a basic pillar of the Sustainable Development Goals (2015 – 2030). Titled Leaving No Woman Behind: Towards Transformative Inclusive Development, the conference was held on 22 September at Al Nahrain Center in Baghdad, under UNDP’s Iraq Public Sector Modernization Programme (I-PSM).
New Zealand contributes to stabilization in Iraq on the eve of the Mosul operation
Sep 21, 2016
The Government of New Zealand has contributed US$1 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).
UNDP and Government of Iraq commence missions to assess rule of law needs and challenges at provincial level
Sep 8, 2016
At the request of the Government of Iraq (GoI), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been helping counterparts to reform the Security Sector and broader Rule of Law priorities in the country. In order to ensure the reform plans are robust and address both national and provincial level priorities, UNDP’s Rule of Law team undertook a field mission to Basra from 6 to 8 September 2016. Also represented were the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Baghdad Security Sector Reform Civil Society Network.
Civilian Policing Working Group meets with the participation of Iraq’s Ministry of Interior
Aug 29, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is assisting the Government of Iraq (GoI) in its efforts on Security Sector Reform (SSR) through a well-established partnership with the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA). On 29 August, UNDP and ONSA co-chaired the first meeting between the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and international partners within the Civilian Policing Working Group, at Al Nahrain Centre for Strategic Studies in Baghdad.
UNDP is proud to support the fight against corruption
Aug 11, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Iraq signed an agreement today in Baghdad to help strengthen the capacity of the Government to detect, investigate and prosecute high-profile and complex corruption cases.
Norway’s contributions to stabilization efforts in Iraq reach $10.7 million
Aug 9, 2016
The Kingdom of Norway has contributed an additional US$3 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). With this contribution, Norway has channelled $10.7 million to UNDP's FFIS during 2016.
UNDP is helping to ensure safe water for over one million people in the Governorate of Sulaimaniyah
Aug 7, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governorate of Sulaimaniyah signed an agreement to rehabilitate the main water network for Sulaimaniyah City which provides safe drinking water for more than one million people.
Human Rights Committee develops own strategy supported by UNDP and Iraq’s parliament
Jul 28, 2016
Developing a strategy, action plan, and Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) for the Human Rights Committee of Iraq’s Council of Representatives (CoR) was the outcome of a 5-day workshop jointly organized, in Tunis on 24 to 28 July, by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the CoR. Participants were parliamentarians, advisers and technical staff of the Committee. The workshop was conducted under UNDP’s Strengthening Participatory and Accountable Governance programme (SPAG), funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).
Parliamentarians capacitated on management of economic and financial crises and budgeting oversight
Jul 27, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a training workshop on the mechanisms of parliamentary discussions of the National Budget, on 24 to 27 July in Tunis. The training targeted 23 members of the Financial Committee, Financial Office and relevant committees on Budget and Financial analysis in Iraq’s Council of Representatives (CoR), in addition to members of the Financial and Economic Committees of Provincial Councils.
Twenty-six international donors pledge $2.1 billion to address Iraq crisis
Jul 21, 2016
Over $2 billion in new money has been pledged for the people of Iraq in response to Da’esh’s campaign of tyranny that has resulted in enormous suffering, deprivation, and devastation for the Iraqi people. To help address the grave conditions faced by those displaced in Iraq, the international community has surged forward to provide desperately needed humanitarian support such as food, water, and shelter for those in need, and to help create the conditions that will allow the safe and voluntary return of displaced families to liberated areas as quickly as possible. The foundations for long-term stability can be achieved if Iraq’s humanitarian crisis is alleviated and its citizens are able to return to their homes safely, with access to basic services, healthcare, and education, and hope for economic prosperity.
Hundreds of families to benefit from UNDP’s new partnership with Toyota Iraq
Jul 17, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Toyota Iraq signed a flagship agreement today in Erbil to train and place hundreds of displaced people in jobs. This new partnership brings together one of the world’s leading car companies, Toyota, and UNDP, which is actively working to improve conditions for the more than 3.4 million Iraqis who have been displaced by the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
EU funded cleaning campaign collects more than 2,500 tonnes of garbage from Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Jun 16, 2016
More than 2,500 tonnes of garbage were collected yesterday from the Governorates of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq- Erbil, Sulaimaniyah, Duhok and Halabja- as a result of the Let us Clean Kurdistan in One-Day campaign funded by the European Union. With the objective of raising awareness on conservation of the environment, the campaign was supported by UNDP’s EU Local Area Development Programme (LADP), and organized by the Ministry of Municipality and Tourism of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Kurdistan Region Governorates, in collaboration with Clean Organization Environment Friends (COEF).
UNDP partners with a Canadian non-profit institution to advance Iraq’s crises management ability
Jun 12, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Canadian non-profit Institute on Governance (IoG) signed a partnership agreement in Baghdad that aims at advancing Iraq’s crises management ability. Accordingly, UNDP will support IoG to implement Fiscal Federalism, Decentralization and Resilience Building Project, a joint effort to help Iraq to become a stable, federal democracy with sustainable economic growth.
Italy provides additional funding to stabilization activities in liberated areas
Jun 5, 2016
The Italian Republic is contributing an additional US$4.91 million (€4.5 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 follows a contribution of $2.72 million (€2.5 million) in December 2015, and brings the total funds channeled through the Italian Agency for International Cooperation (AICS) to $7.63 million (€7 million).
Support to improve government services continues through training to re-engineer work systems and delivery models
Jun 2, 2016
As part of its support to the Government of Iraq to facilitate effective and efficient access to quality and responsive government services for citizens, UNDP Iraq's Public Sector Modernization (I-PSM) Programme conducted a 5-day workshop on Simplification of Work Systems, Procedures and Service Delivery Models at National and Sub-national Levels. Organized in Amman, this second round in a series of capacity development workshops was built on results achieved in workshops held in October 2015.