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Democratic Governance

and Peacebuilding

Overview

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in line with the National Development Plan of Iraq, supports efforts to improve the country’s governance and thereby improve the quality of life for all men, women and children in Iraq. Drawing from its on-the-ground experience in over 180 countries, UNDP in Iraq utilises its extensive expertise to help Iraqis strengthen participatory processes, increase political equity, enhance institutional accountability and increase access to justice in their country.

UNDP’s democratic governance work focuses on development that responds to the needs of all Iraqi citizens, including the poor. Through these programmes UNDP in Iraq aims to promote participation, accountability and transparency at all levels and build effective and capable Iraqi institutions that are accountable, transparent, inclusive and responsive.

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More than four years ago, the United Nations (UN) Member States unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda…

Baghdad, 2 June 2019 – On 28 May 2019 senior officials of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, together…

In June 2019, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Inteirior's (MoI)…

Baghdad 17 February 2019 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Jointly with the…

Erbil, 20 February 2019 – Hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq will benefit from two new projects…

Mosul- On 21 February 2019, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the…

“We choose peace because we want to connect people”

“When we return from the street, we are not walking in mud and dirt, which is great for a home of 39…

About half of Iraq’s engineering graduates are female — but proving to find work after studying is…

As the lead Site Engineer for the Domeez electricity substation in Mosul, Nibras is challenging…

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One year ago, west Anbar was liberated from ISIL, clearing a long-awaited path to freedom for the…

UNDP believes that partnerships are fundamental for building broad-based consensus, resource…

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in line with the National Development Plan of Iraq,…

People of all ages, ethnicities and religions, men and women alike, were served by UNDP Iraq’s…

The mutual agreement between the Government of Iraq and the United Nations Development Programme to…

UNDP has been present in Iraq for more than 35 years, and currently operates under an agreement…

This landmark study, produced in collaboration with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and Iraq's…

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