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.