Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning Dr. Maher Hammad said that this workshop on monitoring and evaluation of the poverty alleviation strategy is an update of the previous workshop, one of the ways to integrate follow-up, outputs and indicators related to sustainable development. "In a speech held during a workshop held by the Ministry in cooperation with UNDP, (Towards a comprehensive and integrated monitoring and evaluation system for Iraq's poverty reduction strategy) that the previous workshop included the same theme of follow-up to the poverty reduction strategy as a key component of sustainable development (RIA), which discusses the strategy and puts it in line with the sustainable development agenda (2020-2030), which addresses the main points. The poverty reduction strategy takes two main items from the sustainable development agenda (2020-2030) Of poverty and hunger reduction. He pointed out that the strategy of poverty alleviation will be one of our main goals in the sustainable development agenda (2020-2030). Therefore, we must refer to the basic components and I mean here to alleviate all dimensions such as education, health and others, indicating that this matter is essential and very important.
For her part, said the director of the project to support the Iraqi government in the implementation and follow-up goals of sustainable development in the United Nations Development Program six Sundus Abbas: We in the United Nations Development Program very proud in partnership with the Ministry of Planning and what has been achieved so far in all areas, especially work on the agenda of sustainable development 2020-2030) and the goals of sustainable development, as we value the effort exerted by both sides. She added that the main idea of this workshop is how to crystallize the vision and make use of it to work on the agenda of sustainable development (2020-2030), stressing that it is an important step did not occur in many countries of the world and will be mentioned in the UNDP regional office in Amman as an example Good and positive. Abbas pointed out the importance of continuity of work at this pace in order to mature and develop the working method. She explained that the work of this momentum, methodology and mechanisms adopted by the Ministry of Planning and other sectoral ministries is an important opportunity to be the first voluntary report of Iraq and distinctive and wonderful, stressing the importance of continuing to work at this pace in the next phase in order to achieve the right way.
The two-day workshop will discuss the strategy of poverty alleviation in Iraq and its compatibility with sustainable development goals as well as the National Development Plan and the policy on post-conflict reconstruction and development. It is worth mentioning that the workshop was held with the participation of a number of general managers in the Ministry of Planning and representatives of ministries and entities not affiliated with the Ministry, as well as a number of international experts, academics, university professors and related parties as well as representatives of the United Nations Development Program.