The Governorate of Duhok launched its Provincial Development Strategy 2016-2018 in a ceremony organized in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU), and NOREL non-governmental organization.
Conceptualized with the support of UNDP’s EU funded Local Area Development Programme (LADP), the Strategy seeks progress in six areas: Multi-sector economy, geographical location, governmental services, investment environment, administrative and financial efficiency, and human resources.
Introducing the Strategy, Governor of Duhok, Mr. Farhad Amin Atroshi, underscored:
“Citizens of Duhok deserve the highest social and economic welfare levels and a governance system that invests resources efficiently. We are strongly committed to achieve this through the Provincial Development Strategy that was tailored to address the needs and aspirations of Duhok and its people.”
The Head of the EU Liaison Office in Erbil, Mr. Patrick Geysen, noted:
“The EU is investing in development of the Kurdistan Region which has suffered for more than three decades of instability, sanctions, invasions and conflict. Promoting good governance, we have no doubt that the Provincial Strategy will be a success in Duhok.”
The Provincial Strategy launch was marked with a two-day exhibition, Made in Duhok, that featured the richness of the region through traditional crafts, arts works and variety of hand made products, produced by Syrian refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and host communities.