• UNDP Iraq Living Conditions Survey 2004 (12 May 2005)

    The UNDP carried out a survey in 2004 to analyse the living conditions in Iraq. This found that "Iraq [is] now suffering from some of the regionís highest rates of joblessness and child malnutrition and continuing severe deficiencies in sewage systems, electric power supplies and other essential public services"

    Key findings also include:

    • Unemployment among young men with secondary or higher education stands at 37 percent
    • Even though most Iraqis are now connected to water, electricity or sewage networks, supplies remain unstable and unreliable
    • Almost a quarter of children between the ages of six months and five years suffer from malnutrition
    • More young people today are illiterate than in previous generations
    • Just 83 percent of boys and 79 percent of girls of school age are enrolled in primary school.

    See also the UNDP press release.

    The questionnaire used for the survey is available from FAFO

  • UNAMI Reconstruction and Development updates

    Index of monthly updates since April 2005 produced by the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq.

  • Unicef Country Program Document (26 Oct 2006)

    Details of the situation of children in Iraq and the Unicef's work there

  • Early Childhood Development In Iraq (20 Oct 2006)

    Report on the problems and progress with early childhood development in Iraq

  • UN Reconstruction and Development Update (Apr 2006)
  • Second Sixth-Month Report of the activities of UNDG ITF (30 Nov 2005)

    This report is in two parts, with part two containting cluster level progress reports, and part one covering progress as a whole. The report covers Jan-July 2005, detailing the work of the fund. It concludes by noting that though project implimentation is speeding up, extra funds will be needed.

  • United Nations/World Bank Joint Needs Assessment (Oct 2003)