Baghdad, Iraq - 11 March 2019 – The Ministry of Planning and the Council of Ministers Secretariat in Iraq have launched the National Platform for Reconstruction and Development jointly with UN-Habitat. The platform provides up-to-date information on key reconstruction and development projects.

A web-based GIS data system containing analytical reports, statistical data on projects and interactive maps of project locations, the platform enables stakeholders to coordinate for better project planning and implementation, share project information, and avoid duplication. Accessible to the public through an interactive window, the platform will also enable the Government of Iraq to receive feedback on the reconstruction and development projects from its citizens, thereby helping to build trust between the Government and people.

“The platform will advance delivery of the commitments made at the Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq,” said Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Dr. Mahdi Al-Allaq, while Planning Minister Dr. Noori Al-Dulaimi commented that “through the platform, projects will be managed in a transparent manner and monitored by the international community.”

Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Resident Humanitarian Coordinator, Ms. Marta Ruedas observed that by providing an overview of the projects implemented, the platform enables evidence-based planning and decision making.

UN-Habitat has worked closely with the Ministry of Planning to develop and launch the platform over the past one year, with generous funding from the Iraq UNDAF Trust Fund, a multi-donor trust fund.

The Data Platform is accessible at: