UNFPA Iraq

Despite boasting significant natural resources and skilled human capital, Iraq’s development has been marred by decades of wars, international sanctions and internal strife. Active in Iraq since 2004, UNFPA focuses on improving the life of women and youth by providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care information and services, supporting programmes to empower women, encouraging youth leadership and participation, and working to incorporate youth issues into national development strategies. UNFPA also provides support during humanitarian emergencies.

Key results in Iraq between 2014 and 2017

Select strategic plan results achieved between 2014 and 2017, with the support of UNFPA

Coordination of gender-based violence response

Iraq had a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership

Sexual and repoductive health national plan

Costed, integrated national plan developed for sexual and reproductive health

Social behaviour change

Social behaviour change communication strategies developed for adolescents and youth

Participatory platforms

Participatory platforms established to advocate for increased investments in marginalized young people

Skills-building for girls

Skills-building programmes implemented for adolescent girls at risk of child marriage

Gender-based violence in sexual and reproductive health plans

Gender-based violence prevention, protection and response integrated into national sexual and reproductive health programmes

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    726,000
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    10,027
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    588,000
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    31,080
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    19,049
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    202,573
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    217
    Number of safe spaces
    140
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    115
    Dignity Kits distributed
    258,901
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    35
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    1,325
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    110

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Iraq 2017 Programme Activities data

Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
Total Spending:
$48648796
Implemented by:
UNFPA $22061818 (45%)
NGO $26586979 (55%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (1%)
Non-core Resources (99%)
Family planning
Increased national capacity to strengthen enabling environments, increase demand for and supply of modern contraceptives and improve quality family planning services that are free of coercion, discrimination and violence
Total Spending:
$32724519
Implemented by:
UNFPA $21761492 (66%)
NGO $10963027 (34%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (1%)
Non-core Resources (99%)
Sexual and reproductive health in emergencies
Increased national capacity to provide sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$15129987
Implemented by:
NGO $15129987 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (0%)
Non-core Resources (100%)
Sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$794290
Implemented by:
UNFPA $300325 (38%)
NGO $493965 (62%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (38%)
Non-core Resources (62%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$131493
Implemented by:
Gov $131493 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (99%)
Non-core Resources (1%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth and their human rights/needs in national laws, policies, programmes, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$131493
Implemented by:
Gov $131493 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (99%)
Non-core Resources (1%)
Gender equality
Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth
Total Spending:
$910206
Implemented by:
Gov $910206 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (40%)
Non-core Resources (60%)
Ending harmful practices
Increased capacity to prevent gender-based violence and harmful practices and enable the delivery of multisectoral services, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$910206
Implemented by:
Gov $910206 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (40%)
Non-core Resources (60%)
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Total Spending:
$146264
Implemented by:
UNFPA $146264 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (44%)
Non-core Resources (56%)
Programme effectiveness
Enhanced programme effectiveness by improving quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation
Total Spending:
$127143
Implemented by:
UNFPA $127143 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (35%)
Non-core Resources (65%)
Organizational adaptability
Increased adaptability through innovation, partnership and communications
Total Spending:
$19121
Implemented by:
UNFPA $19121 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
Strengthened national policies and international development agendas through integration of evidence-based analysis on population dynamics and their links to sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$61406
Implemented by:
UNFPA $61406 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (89%)
Non-core Resources (11%)
Population dynamics
Increased availability of evidence through cutting-edge in-depth analysis on population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and their linkages to povert
Total Spending:
$61406
Implemented by:
UNFPA $61406 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (89%)
Non-core Resources (11%)

Programme Documentation

UNFPA Iraq Country Programme Document

Cycle:
2016
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2019

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Cycle:
2011
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2014

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Cycle:
2013
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2014

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UNFPA Iraq United Nations Development Assistance Framework

Cycle:
2011
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2014

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UNFPA Iraq Country Programme Action Plan

Cycle:
2011
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2014

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Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Iraq

Issue date: 21 February 2018

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Technical notes and sources
  • The results featured here are only a selection of key results in line with strategic plan 2014-17 indicators. The selection does not reflect the full picture of all results achieved during the strategic plan cycle by UNFPA programme countries.
  • The source of data for most country level indicators is the UNFPA country annual reports for 2014-2017, unless stated otherwise
  • Results featured are cumulative - i.e., achieved between the 2014 and 2017 timeframe, and reflect the net situation, true as of the year selected
  • Majority of the results are captured from 127 UNFPA programme countries
  • Indicators that are marked ‘not achieved’ could imply any of the following conditions:
    • The country may have achieved the result without the support of UNFPA
    • The country has not targeted the given indicator during the 2014-2017 period
    • UNFPA is supporting this area of work, but the result has not yet been achieved

Notes for key results

  • Maternal deaths averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unintended pregnancies averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unsafe abortions averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Number of countries that developed midwifery workforce policies based on international standards: Baseline data not available
  • Number of fistula repair surgeries supported: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that implemented at least 8 out of the UNFPA 10-step strategic-approach to comprehensive condom programming: Results achieved in 2014-2016 only
  • Number of countries that have capacity to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package at the onset of a crisis: UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator; the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a series of crucial actions required to respond to reproductive health needs at the onset of every humanitarian crisis. View here for more information on MISP
  • Percentage of countries affected by humanitarian crises that have functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established comprehensive plan to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators: Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established online national population data platforms that are publicly accessible by users: : Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries in which the capacity of national statistical authorities was developed to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescent and youth: Baseline data not available; UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator
  • Number of countries that generated and used sub-national estimates of population, health and social data: Baseline data not available

The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNFPA concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The dotted line represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.