Project ID 549IRQ4002

This project was prepared as a response to Covid-19 and its socio-economic impact in Iraq. The overall objective of this project is to contribute to economic recovery as well as to social cohesion through creation of decent jobs in re-construction of historical urban centres of Mosul and Basra as well as support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) active in various sectors and the cultural and creative industries through a financing mechanism. It will build up on the ongoing activities in both cities implemented by UNESCO and IOM in order to provide a quick response to the pandemic and ensure immediate impact on local economies.

  • On-going

USD 15,215,200

Total Project Budget

USD 10,290,751

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2021.01.01
End Date 2023.08.31
Benchmark as of 2022.12.31

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
European Union (EU)
European Union

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Culture
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.CLT1 - Member States capacities strengthened to identify, protect and manage tangible heritage
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 70%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%
  • Youth | 20%