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Discovering Beyond the Known During 2020: Innovative Approaches from UNDP Accelerator Lab in Iraq

Humans have existed on earth for millions of years, adapting quickly to different circumstances and crises to sustain mankind. The coronavirus pandemic further tested our adaptability to new…  


Design Thinking Methodology: Experimenting Local Solutions in Iraq

Experimentation is an infinite learning journey saturated with ambiguity, fear, and risk, while it is also coupled with excitement to test the innovative solutions. At the UNDP Accelerator Lab in…  


Support to implement and monitor the SDGs

The numerous social, economic, political and environmental challenges faced in post-conflict Iraq and their limiting effects on human development, demonstrates the need to make the 2030 Agenda for…  


Protecting communities from COVID-19: Canada commits funds to tackle growing pandemic in Iraq

The Government of Canada has contributed US$1.85 million to support the Government of Iraq’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  


In pictures: Building a foundation for Iraq’s recovery from COVID-19

The continued growth of the COVID-19 crisis in Iraq could result in long-lasting health, security and economic implications for the nation’s most vulnerable people.  


Finding local solutions through the power of words and communication patterns

As people, we think and act uniquely, and when it comes to words, we express things differently depending on the way we coexist and interact with our surroundings. The Accelerator Lab has been working…  


The land between two rivers adapts to its most recent challenge

Iraq has struggled with many challenges in recent decades; the emergence of a pandemic has added a new layer of complexity to its recovery.  


COVID-19 pandemic

UNDP is working with its partners to combat the spread of the disease and to support the most affected countries where health systems are weakest and people are at their most vulnerable.  


Decentralization and Fostering of a pilot governorate towards SDGs LOCALIZATION

More than four years ago, the United Nations (UN) Member States unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an action plan for…  


Funding Facility for Stabilization

In mid-2015, at the request of the Government of Iraq and with the support of the Global Coalition Against Daesh, UNDP Iraq established the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) to carry out…  

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