Empowering Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Iraq

Project Summary

Through this project, UNDP supports CSOs to effectively monitor Government’s compliance with due process and transparency via the creation of CSOs Consortia.

The projects will build the capacity of chosen CSOs to hold the Government accountable in the areas: Service Delivery, Corruption, Human Rights and Civil Rights. The Project will contribute to opening up permanent and sustainable channels between CSOs and the Government to support. CSOs contributions are taken into consideration during the public policymaking process. This is a joint programme with UNOPS.

Accomplishments

  • The conditional selection of eight potential grantee CSO Consortia was completed and project implementation was initiated.  Projects cover most Governorates of Iraq and relate mostly to enhancing accountability on local services through citizen participation and networking between CSOs and local authorities. Other projects include raising awareness on human rights and particularly minority rights and promoting better governance through enhanced women participation in the public sphere.
  • Trainings have been carried out to address  the capacity gaps of the participating CSOs in project management and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Plans are underway to create a web-based platform to increase interaction and knowledge sharing between the CSOs.
       

Donors



Donor
Amount
UNDAF Trust Fund US$ 2,113,466

Delivery

In 2012, the project delivered US$ 204,333

Overview
Status
Active
Project Duration
2012-2014
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Focus Areas
Capacity Building, Democratic Governance
MDGs
MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women; MDG 6: Developing a Global Partnership for Development.
Project officer
Teresa Benito
Partners
UNOPS and DANIDA
Related Documents
Projects Document