Tag Archives | UN Development Programme (UNDP)

Financial Investigators prepare Taskforce Investigations

Iraqi Judges and Financial Investigators prepare Taskforce Investigations The Federal Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq, the Kurdistan Judicial Council and UNDP Iraq, with support from the U.S. Government, launched a series of workshops for investigative judges, prosecutors, investigators, auditors and financial analysts from all across Iraq in late November 2021. These workshops will aid Iraqi […]

Finland gives additional $1.7m for Stabilization in Iraq

Finland Renews Commitment to Stabilization With New Contribution The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq welcomes an additional EUR 1.5 million (US$ 1.7 million) contribution from the Government of Finland to its flagship programme the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS). The critical support will bolster ongoing efforts to stabilize the five governorates liberated from […]

UNDP and JICA partner for Socio-Economic Development in Iraq

UNDP Iraq and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a renewed partnership agreement to monitor and support acceleration of the implementation of socio-economic infrastructure projects in Iraq. The projects are implemented by the Government of Iraq (GoI) with loan assistance from JICA with the aim of improving the economic recovery and living conditions […]

Joint efforts to Combat Corruption in Iraq

The fight against corruption requires collective action with the full participation of public authorities, the private sector, civil society, the media, and all citizens. It will be essential all actors coordinate and synergize their efforts to enhance effectiveness and achieve significant results for the country. International Anti-Corruption Day is observed annually on 9 December since […]

Germany gives another $22m to Boost Employment in Iraq

Germany Increases Support to Boost Employment Opportunities in Iraq with New EUR 18m Contribution Germany and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have today signed a EUR 18.29 million agreement (US$ 21.78 million) to boost employment and economic opportunities for vulnerable communities in Iraq. The generous contribution is the second provided to the Building Resilience […]

UN calls for Support to help Iraq adapt to Climate Change

As Iraq becomes a Party to the Paris Agreement, the United Nations in Iraq is calling for solidarity with and support to people in Iraq in their efforts to confront climate change. Traditionally known as "the land between two rivers" or Mesopotamia, lush and fertile, Iraq is increasingly experiencing extreme climate events, compounding environmental fragility […]

Big Future for Small Businesses: 35+ Entrepreneurs Exhibit

Big Future for Small Businesses: Exhibition by MOLSA and UNDP Welcomes Over 35 Entrepreneurs Over 35 small businesses from across Iraq have gathered at an exhibition in Baghdad. The event was a part of the joint efforts by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to […]

Drivers of Informality in Iraq's Labour Market

New Report Identifies Drivers of Informality in Iraq's Labour Market A new diagnostic report examining the drivers of informality in Iraq's labour market highlights the multiple and wide-ranging factors contributing to informality and the burdens imposed on the formalisation of enterprises and workers in the country. Iraq's private sector, which accounts to roughly 40 per […]

Young Iraqis Receive Grants to Kickstart their Businesses

Twenty innovative business ideas driven by young people from Kirkuk and Mosul have received a grant of US$ 5,000 each. This will help kick-start their business ideas and boost the local start-up system. The startups include unique solutions to smart home systems, women's health and wellbeing, taxi services for women and environmentally friendly architecture. It is a part of the 'Youth Innovation and Creativity Award' project implemented by the Kurdistan Organization for Human Rights Watch (KOHRW) and the United […]

Climate Change Workshop in Erbil

Climate Change Awareness Raising Workshop The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Iraq, in partnership with UNDP and Ministry of Environment, conducted a two-day training workshop in Erbil on Climate Change within the implementation of the Iraq National Adaptation Plan Project (NAP) aiming at "building the institutional capacity to advance the National Adaptation Plan process in […]

Improved Basic Services in Western Anbar

Western Anbar communities see improved basic services with the completion of USAID-funded projects The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce the reopening of five facilities in western Anbar to provide essential services to more than 210,000 residents. UNDP rehabilitated these facilities with funding from […]

UNDP Restores Essential Services in Western Anbar

Six new facilities providing basic services to 230,000 residents in western Anbar have officially opened thanks to a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, the Governorate of Anbar, and the international community. The facilities, completed under UNDP's Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), were inaugurated as part of a UNDP Iraq visit to Heet, Haditha, Anah, Rawa, Qaim and […]