The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers today signed in Baghdad an agreement reaffirming the commitment of the UN Development agency to support the Iraqi government in its efforts to achieve its 4-year development programme.
The General Framework for the Government Development Programme 2014-2018 defines strategic priorities for all executive entities in Iraq. UNDP will assist the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and other entities in achieving their goals by providing human resources and technical capacity.
“The Government of Iraq truly appreciates the capacity building of the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and hopes it will contribute to put into practice the government’s development programme,” Dr. Hamid Ahmed, Secretary General of the Cabinet, said while signing the memorandum of understanding with UNDP.
For Dr. Adam Abdelmoula (pictured), Country Director of UNDP Iraq, “today’s agreement is the result of years of cooperation, and confirms that reinforcing the capacity of the Government of Iraq in the modernization of the public sector is UNDP’s highest priority for the future.”
UNDP will help the Iraqi government oversee the implementation of the government’s development programme for the next four years.