Severe economic challenges impose enduring hardship on the livelihoods of the Iraqi populations. To help bridge the divide between the state and society and to support the process of socioeconomic development and reform, this project aims to develop capacities of relevant Iraqi government stakeholders, private research institutions, think tanks, and NGOs to act as an intermediary between state and society. It further assists project participants to work jointly on a sustainability strategy for the promotion of dialogue and participation in Iraq that would contribute to policy reforms. After a thorough mapping and needs assessment, the implementing organizations will define tailored capacity development measures and activities for Iraqi partners.

Duration: December 2021 - June 2022 

Team: Sebastian Sons (contact person, CARPO), Kawa Hassan (Stimson), Mirjam Schmidt (CARPO), Desirée Custers (Stimson) 

Donors: German Development Cooperation