Community Revitalization Programme

  • More than41,000 Iraqis directly assisted
  • 498,142 Iraqis benefited from infrastructure rehabilitation
  • More than280 Communities Reached

IOM Iraq’s Community Revitalization Programme (CRP) contributes to stabilization in Iraq by improving the conditions for sustainable economic and social inclusion of vulnerable individuals within communities in governorates with significant populations of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and returnees through direct support for their integration in areas of displacement, and for their reintegration following return to areas of origin. This is effected through the provision of support to local communities and relevant authorities in strengthening local economies, increasing human capital, improving access to basic services, creating safer community environments and promoting good governance at the local level.

  • Access to Basic Services

    through the rehabilitation of essential public services and infrastructure in-line with the priorities of communities and their local and provincial authorities. Priority needs and opportunities for assistance are first established through comprehensive community-based assessments involving the full engagement of community members at every stage of a planning process that looks to utilize existing resources available within the community itself.
  • Supporting Local Economies

    Through the provision of grants and technical support to small business owners, the creation or rehabilitation of value chains, the revitalization of small-scale industries and the promotion of new sectors that respond to market opportunities. Comprehensive market assessments and related analysis will also match the skills and experience of individuals with existing and potential employment opportunities.
  • Enhancing Human Capital

    Through the building of capacity among vulnerable community members with the provision of technical training in order to enhance vocational skills, raise awareness of local job market opportunities, and to increase levels of creative potential enabling the community to effectively engage in economically viable activity.
  • The Promotion of Good Governance at the Local Level

    Through support for civic engagement, government ownership of IOM-supported interventions, the strengthening of local government planning capacity and the development of robust governance structures. The provision of a physical location for community members to receive information, submit complaints and engage in productive dialogue is also supported where possible.
  • Safer Communities

    Through the provision of support for community-led reconciliation efforts which address the multi-sectorial rights and needs of communities through an inclusive process that is applied through a conflict-sensitive lens. Comprehensive community-based assessments allow for a fuller understanding of the operational context and, subsequently, for the mitigation of negative impacts that divide communities and for the maximization of positive impacts that strengthen connections between social groups.