Photo: Claire Thomas/UNDP Iraq
Photo: Claire Thomas/UNDP Iraq

Midterm evaluation of the Funding Facility for Stabilization, 2015-2020

Denmark/Iraq (2021)
CLIENT: UNDP Iraq (via AARC Consultancy and Tana Copenhagen)


The  Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) represents UNDP's stabilization response to the immediate needs of the new liberated areas of Iraq supporting the Government of Iraq's stabilization efforts in 31 locations across liberated governorates. It is funded by 28 donors with a total budget of around USD 1.3 billion and consists of two funding facilities. The first is the Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation covering four windows namely: 1) Rehabilitation of priority light infrastructure, 2) Support to immediate income generation opportunities, 3) Capacity development of Government authorities, and 4) Initiatives promoting social-cohesion. The second is the Funding Facility for Expanded Stabilization rehabilitating priority, medium-size infrastructure. The purpose of the evaluation is to inform decision-making relating to project implementation and the next and last phase of implementation.

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Stonemark is team leader of the evaluation. The evaluation uses mixed methods and a blended approach of in-country and remote data collection in light of the covid-19 pandemic.