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23 Jan 2013 description

Key Messages

  • The Government expenditure for 2013 totals IQD 138.4 Trillion ($ 118.3 Billion), with an increase of 18% over 2012 and exceeding 70% of GDP. The budget has three main headings: Energy, Security / Defense .and Social Services, accounting for 21%, 14%, and 13% respectively of total budget

  • Investment Expenditure represents 40% (IQD 55.1 Trillion) of government budgeted expenditure, the largest ever for Iraq. Investment in Oil and Electricity amountsto over 43% of the investment expenditure

10 Dec 2012 description

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UN Country Team Iraq Projects Map

The IAU had produced the latest UN Country Team (UNCT)
Map of Projects showing the 503 UNCT active projects in Iraq. The map can be downloaded from the map catalogue of the IAU website at: http://www.iauiraq.org/documents/1789/IAU_3W_2012_9_v4_final.pdf

06 Jun 2012 description

Considered one of the Arab region’s most vulnerable countries to climate change, Iraq faces a unique set of environmental challenges. The impacts of changing weather patterns have already made themselves felt in recent years, with a higher frequency and intensity of extreme weather events and rising environmental degradation throughout the country.

19 Apr 2012 description

The Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit (IAU) is an integral part of the Office of the Resident Coordinator/ Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. It was established in 2008 to provide support in evidence based programming and advocacy in-line with the needs and priorities of the Government and the people of Iraq.

04 Apr 2012 description

Contamination

Years of war and internal conflict have left a dangerous legacy of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO). The widespread contamination is one of the largest in the world.

Contaminated sites cover an estimated 1,730 square kilometres and affect around 1.6 million people in over 1,600 communities. Chiefly, landmines dominate the contamination profile in the north while in the south, in addition to the mines, scattered UXO are more pervasive.

12 Dec 2011 description

Introduction

The Iraq Knowledge Network (IKN) survey is part of a Socio-Economic Monitoring System being developed by the Iraqi Ministry of Planning to advance evidence based planning and improve services provided to Iraqi citizens. The IKN survey data was collected in the first quarter of 2011 from 28,875 Iraqi households. The sample was designed to provide statistics at the district and governorate levels and nationally by urban and rural areas. This factsheet is a brief analysis of essential services data from the IKN.

01 Dec 2011 description

INTRODUCTION:

The Iraq Knowledge Network (IKN) survey is part of a Socio-Economic Monitoring System being developed by the Iraqi Ministry of Planning to advance evidence-based planning and improve services provided to Iraqi citizens. The IKN survey data was collected in the first quarter of 2011 from 28,875 Iraqi households. The sample was designed to provide statistics at the district and governorate levels and nationally by urban and rural areas. This factsheet is a brief analysis of labour force data from the IKN.

01 Jun 2011 description

Executive Summary

Under the heavy burden of daily attacks, killings and damage to infrastructure, Baghdad has suffered the most intense effects of violence and internal conflict since 2006. Tens of thousands of people were killed and more than one tenth of the city’s population of seven million was displaced. Families tended to move to areas where their religion or sect predominated, cementing social divides.

30 May 2011 description

IAU May 2011 newsletter highlights the IAU new products including factsheets on violence against women, water resource management and landmines and UXOs and the Iraq information portal.

04 Apr 2011 description

Contamination

Years of war and internal conflict have left a dangerous legacy of landmines and unexploded ordnances (UXOs). The widespread contamination is one of the largest in the world.

21 Mar 2011 description

Facts and Figures

Three decades of war, armed conflict, sanctions and neglect of infrastructure - combined with limited environmental awareness - have undermined Iraq's water resource management system.

30 Nov 2010 description

Overview

Situated in central Iraq just south of Baghdad, Babil is part of the so-called "Cradle of Civilisation". The governorate is located on the site of the ancient Babylonian civilization, which dates back to the beginning of the second millennium BC. King Nebuchadnezzar II built the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon around 600 BC, but the gardens were destroyed by successive earthquakes around 400 years later.