Project facilitation costs covering planning, implementation and resources as part of ODA projects in Iraq
Strengthening cultural and educational development by building skills and capacity and by creating new opportunities and connections with the UK
Understanding current capability gaps in the Iraqi justice and rule of law system, specifically aimed at developing evidence base investigation techniques.
To respond to the needs of communities in areas reclaimed from Daesh, and improve the capacity of the Iraqi government to implement recovery and stabilisation activities to ensure displaced communities can return to their homes safely. This will be achieved by restoring access to basic services (water, health, electricity, education) in liberated areas, and improving livelihoods of communities affected by conflict through cash for work programmes, small business grants and vocational training. This programme will improve governance through facilitating a dialogue between local government and communities, and provide technical assistance that will enable the international community to better target stabilisation activities and assistance. It will also improve understanding of drivers of migration within Iraq and from Iraq to Europe through research. It will also ensure third party monitoring to programmes to improve performance and reduce the risk of misuse of funds.
This programme will provide humanitarian aid to vulnerable populations in Iraq by (1) Responding to the needs of extremely vulnerable people including women and girls and (2) Supporting improvements in the UN humanitarian system. The programme will deliver life-saving assistance through: Flexible responses to sudden-onset emergencies through the Humanitarian Pooled Fund; and Assistance to protracted IDP caseloads through cash grants and improved access to public welfare. The programme will also fund research aimed at enabling a shift from humanitarian aid in-kind to cash grants. Support will also strengthen the humanitarian response such as the development of Government contingency coordination centres, improving safety and access reporting for NGOs and strengthening the UN response. The programme will contribute towards DFID Strategic Development Plan objectives 1 (strengthening global peace, security and governance) and 2 (strengthening resilience and response to crisis).
Assistance in line with UK objectives on Chevening Scholarships in Iraq which enables students to pursue postgraduate study at UK higher education institutions, returning to contribute to the development of their home country
This programme seeks to support the Government of Iraq in newly liberated areas and in Basra to make governance and the delivery of services more effective, responsive and legitimate. It will build two-way communication and consultation mechanisms between citizens and local governments, empowering civil society and communities to engage, influence and hold local government to account. It seeks to achieve this through the following strands: (1) Rehabilitation of critical infrastructure in liberated areas, restoring essential services like water and electricity for citizens, and supporting the return of internally displaced people. (2) Build and use political will and capability among sub-national government institutions and leaders (men and women) in liberated areas and Basra to respond more effectively to citizens’ needs (men, women, girls and boys).
This programme aims to support the Government of Iraq to build stronger, more responsive and more accountable security sector institutions, and support the conditions for effective and sustainable community-level reconciliation. It seeks to achieve this through the following strands: (1) Supporting effective national, sub-national and local security institutions to be responsive to the needs of all Iraqis (men, women, boys and girls). (2) The programme will support gender sensitive community-level reconciliation to rebuild trust within communities who have lived under Daesh. This is an ODA and non-ODA blended programme. The spend reported against this programme is the ODA element alone.