The United Nations Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit (IAU) has issued a progress report on its operations for 2010.
The unit is an integral part of the Office of the Resident Coordinator/ Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. It was established in 2008 to provide support in evidence-based programming and advocacy in line with the needs and priorities of the Government and the people of Iraq.
The IAU’s main role is to provide support to the UNCT, UNAMI, UNDAF Priority Working Groups (PWGs) and NGOs by conducting analysis of key humanitarian and development issues in Iraq and facilitating collaborative information provision and management while respecting the leadership vested in the mandates and specializations of UN and partner agencies.
The inter-agency unit is supported by core information management and analytical staff based throughout Iraq and in Amman, Jordan, and is financed by UNDP, OCHA, UNFPA and UNAMI. The IAU is supported by a group of technical expert analysts from fifteen UN Agencies and NGOs: FAO, ILO, IMMAP, IOM, MercyCorps, OCHA, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNDP, UNICEF, WFP and WHO.