Tag Archives | USAID

New Water Treatment Plant opened in Sinjar

The newly built Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System in al-Qayrawan, Sinjar, has officially been opened with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ninewa Governorate. The newly built water treatment system will provide uninterrupted access to clean drinking water to over 9,500 people living […]

Digitization of Pension Management System in Kurdistan

UNDP, USAID and KRG support digitization of the Public Pension Management Information System in Kurdistan The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new Public Pension Management Information System (PPMIS) in Kurdistan. The system […]

New Delivery App plans Expansion in Iraq

By John Lee. A Beirut-based delivery startup has said it will use new funding to support expansion in Iraq. Toters last month raised more than $15 million in series-B funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), March Holding, and BY Venture Partners, having previously raised over $5 million in two previous rounds. According to Naharnet, […]

After Destruction, Sinjar Court House Officially Reopens

After Destruction, Sinjar Court House Officially Reopens with Support from USAID and UNDP The Sinjar Court House has been reopened with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Court House, which provides important legal services such as administration of justice, was left severely damaged […]

Incubator for Creators: Startup Demo Day

From 51 Labs: It is our utmost pleasure to see entrepreneurs thrive! With the generous support of USAID, we concluded the 2022 Incubator for Creators program with a Startup Demo Day event. At the end of the event, three of the participating startups won seed funding prizes totaling $30,000 that would help them push their […]

WHO marks 5 Yrs of Strategic Partnership with USAID in Iraq

WHO marks five years of strategic partnership with USAID in Iraq The World Health Organization (WHO) marks the five-year milestone of its strategic partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the provision of life-saving and essential healthcare services to vulnerable populations in Iraq. Over the past five years, USAID has […]

Iraqi Agri-Tech Company receives Investment

Nakhla, an Iraqi-based agri-tech social enterprise, has received a six-figure investment from Euphrates Ventures, an Iraq-focused venture fund. The investment was facilitated by the Iraqi Angel Investors Network (IAIN) and marks the first investment round completed by an Iraqi agri-tech startup. Nakhla is the Arabic name for date palm tree and has long been associated […]

Partnership Supports Private Sector Development in Kurdistan

New partnership supports private sector development in Iraq's Kurdistan Region The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry of Planning (MoP) have today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will boost the private sector by encouraging the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The MoU […]

US gives $19m to Vulnerable Families in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a timely and generous contribution of US$19.24 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID-BHA). The funding will help provide life-saving assistance to 181,000 displaced Iraqis and 72,000 Syrian refugees in the form of cash transfers that support their immediate food needs. The U.S. […]

US provides Additional $3m COVID-19 Assistance to Iraq

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is pleased to announce an additional $3 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Iraq. USAID's contribution will help Iraq better detect and diagnose COVID-19 infections, reduce COVID-19 cases and deaths, and broadly increase access to vaccines for Iraqis nationwide. This assistance, implemented by […]

Orisdi signs 6-figure Deal with Al Sharqiya TV

By John Lee. Iraqi e-commerce company Orisdi has signed a six-figure deal with Al Sharqiya TV. Sharqiya is one of the largest media groups operating in Iraq, having launched the country's first fully independent privately-owned satellite TV channel in 2004, complemented by the addition of the Sharqiya News channel in 2008. The investment round was facilitated […]

IOM highlights evolving Economic Needs in Iraq

IOM assessments highlight evolving economic needs under unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 in Iraq Necessary measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 combined with volatile oil prices and a decrease in the value of the Iraqi dinar brought an end to two years of sustained economic growth in Iraq, heavily impacting individuals and communities affected by […]