Support to Iraq’s Electoral Process

Title: Support to Iraq’s Electoral Process
Status: Ongoing
Duration: Continuous
Coverage: National
SDG: SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partners: The Governments of Iraq and Kurdistan Region

Programme Summary

UNDP supports the Office of Electoral Assistance (OEA), established by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) in 2003, to provide technical assistance to the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), through capacity building and knowledge sharing. UNDP provides specialized technical support through the placement of technical experts, specifically addressing electoral management systems, databases and planning, and training for the relevant national institutions.


Participants from different political coalitions during a workshop to strengthen women capacities and participation in the Democratic Government in Iraq. Photo: UNDP Iraq/2018


What we have achieved so far

  • Support for the inclusive development and adoption of a strategic plan for the IHEC involved;

  • Improved inter-unit communication within the IHEC through regular meetings;

  • Assessment of and recommendations for the improvement of IHEC results management system and database;

  • Support to improve IHEC public information site to encourage transparency and accountability.