Tag Archives | U.S. Agency for International Development

US Govt, Basrah Launch Takamul Project

The U.S. Consul General, Timmy Davis, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director, Dr. William Patterson, met with Basrah Governor, Asaad al-Idani, the Acting Provincial Council Chairman, Waled Ghaitan, and other provincial council members on November 6. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the new USAID Iraq Governance Performance […]

Funding Opportunity for Return of IDPs

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office in Iraq has issued a call for expressions of interest to fund activities that assist in the voluntary return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Ninewa Plains and western Ninewa, and to encourage those who are already in their communities to remain. Ambassador Douglas Silliman […]

Children Prepared for Flood Emergencies

UNDP and UNICEF to promote emergency preparedness amongst children in Iraq The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are joining efforts to conduct child-centric advocacy and promote school-based preparedness along the Tigris River flood path in Iraq. The two sister agencies signed a partnership agreement in this regard in […]

UN Food Relief reaches Shirqat

For the first time in more than two years, the United Nations food relief agency has distributed urgently-needed food for people in and around the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat, which was under siege and cut off from humanitarian access from 2014 until earlier this month. “Families in Shirqat are in a desperate need of […]

US and Iraq Collaborate to Improve Service Delivery

By John Lee. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Alonzo Wind joined the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Secretariat, Dr. Ali Al-Allaq, in opening the Third National Conference on Excellence in Services at the Sheraton Hotel in Baghdad on March 24. The two-day conference provided an opportunity to recognize […]

Conference on Legal Aid for Vulnerable Populations

On Wednesday January 22, Deputy Chief of Mission John P. Desrocher joined the Secretary General of Council of Ministers, Mr. Ali Mohsen Al-Alaq, in opening the First National Conference on Legal Aid Clinics at the Royal Tulip Hotel in Baghdad. The event was attended by ministers, members of parliament, and regional and local government officials […]

USAID Heads Visit Iraq

On December 4 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein and Acting Assistant Administrator Alina Romanowski concluded a two-day visit to Iraq as part of a regional tour of USAID missions. In Baghdad, the Associate Administrator and Acting Assistant Administrator met with Prime Minister Maliki’s Chief of Staff, Dr. Hamid Ahmed, to […]

New $357bn National Development Plan

On Monday, September 16, the Ministry of Planning launched Iraq’s second National Development Plan (NDP) 2013-2017 at Baghdad’s Al-Rasheed Hotel. The Ministry of Planning (MOP) played a key role in producing the new NDP, with support from other Government of Iraq institutions and line ministries. The launch for the NDP was hosted by Minister of […]

USAID Supports Iraq’s Young Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), sponsored Baghdad’s first Startup Weekend June 28-30. More than 100 young Iraqi entrepreneurs participated in the three-day event to discuss tech-oriented business ideas and how to turn the best ideas into viable companies. A panel of successful entrepreneurs judged the business […]

US, Iraqi Ministry of Health Sign Agreement

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Iraqi Ministry of Health, outlining U.S. support for the Ministry to strengthen its service delivery and overall management. The agreement is part of the U.S. commitment to support efforts by the Government of Iraq to improve […]

US Promotes Growth Through Tijara Program

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Stephen Beecroft (pictured) and USAID Deputy Mission Director David Harden celebrated on February 25 the completion of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) five-year, $192 million Provincial Economic Growth Program-Tijara. Through partnership and joint cooperation with the Iraqi Ministry of Trade, project beneficiaries, and representatives from microfinance institutions, the Tijara […]

US and Health Ministry to Improve Healthcare

The U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Iraqi Ministry of Health, hosted the Second Annual Conference of Primary Health Care and Preventive Medicine in Baghdad February 26 – 27. The Iraqi Minister of Health, Dr. Majeed Hamad Ameen, and USAID Deputy Mission Director, David Harden, attended the conference. USAID […]