Funding Facility for Stabilization in Iraq – Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Reporting Organization:UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,500,000
Timeframe: July 15, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Iraq - $ 2,500,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Infectious & Communicable Diseases (50.00 %)

Primary Health Care (50.00 %)

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The project supports the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) COVID-19 response plan in areas of Iraq that are particularly ill-equipped to manage and/or hardest hit by the pandemic. In response to COVID-19, a portion of Canadian funding to the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) has been reallocated to support UNDP’s COVID-19 response plan. UNDP’s COVID-19 response plan seeks to: (1) prevent the spread of COVID-19, manage confirmed cases and save lives; (2) strengthen the Government of Iraq’s (GOI) crisis management and response; and (3) support the GOI in designing post-COVID-19 recovery strategies to address the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19. Project activities include: (1) raising community awareness and sharing official/authorized guidance on COVID-19, including key gender messages, through an online platform; (2) equipping three medical labs with priority medical equipment to strengthen testing capacity; (3) equipping ten healthcare facilities with 180 beds and 180 single-patient airborne infection isolation rooms, in addition to medical furniture/equipment and personal protective equipment for healthcare workers; (4) supporting the United Nations Country Team in Iraq to develop a gender-sensitive post-COVID-19 Recovery Strategy; (5) reaching 25,000 people, particularly women and youth, through social cohesion activities; (6) undertaking three gender-sensitive socio-economic needs and impact assessments, including an assessment on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the most vulnerable groups; and (7) identifying gender-sensitive short- and medium-term recovery strategies for Iraq.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Adolescent males
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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180 beds in ten healthcare facilities
180 single-patient airborne infection isolation rooms
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened healthcare system in Iraq to prevent the spread of COVID-19, manage confirmed cases and reduce the mortality rate; (2) strengthened integrated crisis management and response to enable the GOI to maintain core functions and manage its response; and (3) Iraq’s post-COVID-19 recovery.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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