Population Dynamics

A group of children playing in one of UNFPA supported safe spaces for women

UNFPA aims to Increase the national capacity for the production and dissemination of high-quality disaggregated data to inform policies and programmes and to promote the integration of population dimensions in development planning.

UNFPA aims to Increase the national capacity for the production and dissemination of high-quality disaggregated data to inform policies and programmes and to promote the integration of population dimensions in development planning.

This programme output is linked to Outcome 4 of UNFPA’s Global Strategic Plan and contributes to the UNDAF outcome: Government capacity at national and subnational levels enhanced for evidence-based decision-making. The output also contributes to the National Strategic Plan priority of Population and Workforce. Strategies to achieve the output include:

a. Supporting the Central statistical Organisation to conduct large scale population-based surveys;
b. Upgrading national expertise to respond to population data needs and in-depth analysis in humanitarian settings;
c. Improving user-friendly data dissemination
d. Providing technical assistance in support of monitoring the sustainable development goals; and
e. Supporting the development of tools and mechanisms aimed at promoting integration and monitoring of population dynamics in development

Activities

Supporting Central statistical organizations to conduct large scale population-based surveys;
• Provide technical assistance for in-depth analysis of large scale surveys including the Iraqi-Women Integrated Social & Health Survey (I-WISH II)
• Support population data analyses
• Undertake routine IDPs assessments/studies

Upgrading national expertise to respond to population data needs and in-depth analysis in humanitarian settings;
• Train statisticians on population data generation and dissemination, analysis and management
• Support expert meetings humanitarian data generation and analysis

Improving user-friendly data dissemination;
• Revise the existing data dissemination tools

Providing technical assistance in support of monitoring the sustainable development goals;
• Support the national committee for population and development to monitoring and follow-up the progress indictors
• Support formulation of a list of humanitarian and SDGs national indicators reflecting national challenges and priorities

Supporting the development of tools and mechanisms aimed at promoting integration and monitoring of population dynamics in development;
• Develop Kurdistan Regional Population Policy and action plan
• Develop skills of national partners on integration of population issues into sectoral plans
• Support commemoration of major national and international days and events

UNFPA Partners: ·         Ministry of Planning, Central Statistics Office, Kurdistan Regional Government, National Population Commission, National and regional research institutions