Following decades of conflict and humanitarian crisis, Iraq is becoming more secure and stable and is establishing new policies and programs to benefit the people. 3iS supports its international partners and, most importantly, the Government of Iraq, in accessing and managing the information they need to make effective evidence-based decisions. 3iS is currently implementing projects in key sectors on the country’s path to peace and stability: private sector development, health, and disaster preparedness.

Current Projects

Developing the River Basin Monitoring System for Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
Iraq faces severe climate change impacts, particularly in the form of water shortages, exacerbated by reduced water flow from the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers due to dam construction in neighboring countries. This crisis is driving climate-induced displacement and escalating regional tensions. Iraq relies heavily on these rivers for water and lacks alternative sources, making sustainable water resource management crucial for its security and development. The National Center for Water Resource Management, overseen by the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources, plays a vital role in monitoring these river basins but faces challenges in data analysis and predictive modeling, limiting its capacity to manage seasonal flooding and water shortages effectively.
3iSolution is working towards enhancing the NCWRM’s information management systems so it can get factual evidence data on Iraq’s river basin to estimate water resource availability. Enhancing the river basin monitoring system will allow key decision-makers increased knowledge, while capacity building will ensure that the information is utilized to its maximum potential.
Information Management Capacity-Building and Technical support to the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA)

Iraq grapples with economic and social vulnerabilities aggravated by an inability to mobilize funds for recovery and social support. Climate change further compounds these issues by diminishing water resources, negatively affecting agricultural, fishery, and other water-dependent sectors. To foster long-term prosperity and self-reliance, economic growth is imperative. While the private sector holds growth potential, barriers like limited access to investment capital, insufficient financial and institutional support, and political instability hinder its development.

3iS’ project seeks to address these challenges, bridging information and capacity gaps and aiding public authorities in strengthening the private sector and labor market. This, in turn, enhances prospects for Iraqi youth by improving labor market efficiency and stimulating private sector growth through tailored, interactive online information systems and staff training in information management, monitoring and evaluation, and website development and maintenance.

This project comes in collaboration with the Iraqi Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) and the Department of Employment and Vocational Training, reflecting a comprehensive effort to boost economic growth and support the nation’s youth in the face of pressing challenges.

3iS, in partnership with the German government (GIZ) and the European Union, has published 2 reports on surveys conducted to measure the impact of this project on private sector development activities and on the employment status of beneficiaries.