During the signing ceremony that took place in Erbil, Iraq, the Kurdistan Region Government’s Minister of Planning, Dr. A. Sindy said:
“The Fund will strengthen the development assistance coordination capacity for aid effectiveness within the Kurdistan Region and will provide one window for potential development assistance flowing into it”.
The Facility will serve as the primary vehicle to bring together and leverage United Nations support to achieve the Kurdistan Region Government’s 2020 Vision and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework priorities. It will facilitate resource mobilization and management for the Kurdistan Region Government-United Nations joint efforts for the Vision 2020 and provide a forum for policy dialogue on key inclusive and equitable social and economic development priorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
“We are excited to team up with the Kurdistan Region Government to work together on reaching the strategic development objectives of the region and offer United Nations technical expertise to various Ministries”, said the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Iraq, Dr. Jacqueline Badcock.
The Fund will be administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office on behalf of the United Nations System.