Contract Type: Final Evaluation
Sector: Health, Gender, WASH, Peace
Start Date: 1-Jun-23
End Date: 1-Nov-23
Implementing organization: UNDP
- Wasi Haider
- Sayyeda Samina
- Bilal Riaz
From October 2016 to December 2022, ICRRP, under six outputs (1-Integrated Recovery Support- KfW 777 & KfW 40836, 2-Resilience Building- Employment (KfW 733), 3-Employment Investment Program (EIIP), 4-Resilience Building in Iraq_II (JSB2018), 5-Strengthen Crisis Management (Austria), 6-Building resilience of internally displaced persons, Syrian refugees and host communities (USAID, France & Rapid Financing Facility phase II funding)) funded by the German Government, USAID, Japan, Austria, France and UNDP Funding Window on Poverty and Inequality), focused on light infrastructure rehabilitation through a Cash-for-work modality as well as transition livelihoods interventions (e.g. asset recovery grants (cash and in-kind), job placement, and vocational training) for IDPs, Returnees and Host communities. This support became even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns across Iraq. These interventions complemented those supported by UNDP Iraq’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which continued to facilitate the returns of IDPs through the rehabilitation of critical community infrastructure, the provision of capacity support to municipalities, the initiation of peaceful communities through social cohesion activities and the provision of immediate livelihood support through cash-for-work initiatives.
As of June 2022, approximately, 1.17 million Iraqis remain internally displaced and 4.96 million are returnees. Presently, more than 90% of IDPs and returnees are residing in central and north Iraq (Anbar, Diyala, Ninewa, Salah al din, and Kirkuk)2. Over time, the pace of returns has slowed, leaving the remaining IDPs either in or at high risk of protracted displacement with few opportunities for alternative durable solutions. In total, Iraq currently hosts approximately 0.25 million Syrian refugees requiring continuous assistance to avoid negative coping mechanisms3.
City-Country: Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, and Halabja Diyala, Anbar, Ninawa, Salah-al-Din, and Kirkuk