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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 helps Iraq Improve Management of Public Funds

United States and Government of Iraq Work in Partnership to Improve Management of Public Funds On Thursday, June 2, U.S. Ambassador Stuart Jones (pictured), together with the Minister of Planning Salman al-Jumayli, and Chief of Staff for the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Mahdi al-Allaq, participated in the Ministry of Planning (MOP) conference entitled “Reforming Development […]

US Commits Another $155m Humanitarian Aid

US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States is providing nearly $155 million in additional humanitarian assistance to displaced and conflict-affected Iraqis within Iraq and throughout the region who are in urgent need of support. This new funding brings total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Iraq humanitarian response to more than $778 […]

USAID in Iraq Seeks IT Specialists

The USAID Mission in Iraq is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in providing the PSC services as described in the attached solicitation. Interested applicants MUST submit the following materials: Most current Curriculum vitae or resume Completed and hand-signed federal form OF-612 (including OF-612 continuation sheets as needed). The OF-612 can be downloaded from: www.usaid.gov/forms/. […]

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 […]