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2012/13 Expenditure

$26.9 million

2013/14 Proposed Expenditure

$11.3 million

 

Expenditure is total official development assistance inclusive of DFAT’s bilateral program, flows from DFAT regional and global programs and other government departments.

Implementation of the revised 2013-14 budget is currently under discussion with partner governments and organisations.

 

Australia’s development assistance is supporting Iraq transition to a stable, prosperous nation by providing assistance in line with Iraq’s National Development Plan (2010-2014) and in niche areas where Australia has comparative advantage, namely agricultural productivity; public sector management and basic service delivery.

Australia has invested more than $94.5 million in development assistance to Iraq over the previous three years. Our investment has contributed to important development results including:

  • improving the lives of 100,000 Iraqi primary school students by working with UNICEF to deliver water and sanitation infrastructure to 200 schools in vulnerable communities;
  • clearing nine million square metres of land from mines and other explosive remnants of war
  • training more than 1350 paramedics, doctors, nurses, fire fighters and police officers in emergency medicine.

More results can be viewed under the ‘see our results’ tab above.

Australia expects to provide $26.9 million in development assistance to Iraq in 2012-13. We will:

  • continue to train doctors, nurses and public officials in life-saving emergency medicine and first aid
  • support UNICEF to improve water and sanitation facilitates in 200 schools
  • clear an additional 1.2 million square metres of land in Northern Iraq
  • provide vocational education and training to over 2 500 female-headed-households.

More on expected outcomes can be viewed under the ‘See our results’ tab above.

 

Health

Results to June 2011

  • Trained more than 1,350 paramedics, doctors, nurses, fire fighters, police officers and master trainers in emergency medicine.
  • Australia through UNICEF delivered safe water and sanitation infrastructure in eight rural and urban com-munities to 61,000 Iraqis in 2010.

Commitments 2011-2012

  • Continue to train doctors, nurses and public officials in life-saving emergency medicine and first aid.
  • Help improve the lives of 100 000 Iraqi primary school students, by working with UNICEF to deliver water and sanitation infrastructure to 200 schools in vulnerable communities.

Read more on health

Education

Results to June 2011

  • Rehabilitated 12 schools in Baghdad and Northern Iraq, benefiting more than 11 000 students.
  • Provided wheelchairs and mobility aids to more than 2500 people with disabilities and injuries since 2009.

Commitments 2011-2012

  • Improve access to education and learning opportunities for marginalised children and youth by constructing and/or rehabilitating learning spaces in 30 schools, benefiting around 7,900 students (77 per cent girls.)
  • Train more than 400 teachers to set up inclusive classrooms to allow 900 students with special needs to participate in school and reach their full potential.

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Economic development

Results to June 2011

  • Trained over 500 Iraqi farmers and scientists in the use of conservation cropping technologies that are increasing crop productivity, profitability and sustainability in the dry lands of northern Iraq.
  • Australian Aid and ACIAR are undertaking a 2 year research project to help identify on-farm approaches to mitigate the impact of salinity and increase the resilience of Iraqi farmers.
  • Cleared 4 million square metres of land from mines and other explosive remnants of war.

Commitments 2011-2012

  • Expand the program of conservation cropping to cover an additional 3 provinces. The program was initially implemented in 1 province.
  • Undertake research to increase small ruminant productivity to help improve the livelihoods of poor farmers.
  • Continue to support mine clearing operations in Iraq

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Governance

Results to June 2011

  • Since 2008, provided specialist training to more than 600 Iraqis to:
    • help manage borders and promote trade
    • introduce more effective and accountable public financial management

Commitments 2011-2012

  • Continue to provide courses to public officials to improve governance, particularly in financial management, and human rights.

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Humanitarian

Results 2010-2011

  • Australia has partnered with UNHCR to build shelters for Iraqi IDPs, returnees and host communities.

Read more on humanitarian

 
 

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Australia provides aid to Iraq to improve the lives of the Iraqi people and help them to rebuild after decades of war and dictatorship.

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Australia works in partnership with the Government of Iraq to achieve better development outcomes in agriculture, public sector governance and basic service delivery.

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  • Eradicate extreme hunger & poverty
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability

Demographic and development statistics for Iraq

 
 
 
 
 

Last reviewed: 18 January, 2014