Reconstruction in Mosul

Project description

Title: Recovery and Rehabilitation in Mosul
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Iraq
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Planning, Iraq 
Overall term: 2017 to 2021

Construction place at city of Mosul


From 2014 to 2017, Mosul and the Nineveh province saw fierce fighting between the Islamic State (IS) terrorist militia and other Islamist groups. The western part of Mosul, in particular, has suffered as a result of the large-scale destruction of public and private infrastructures since being liberated from IS in July 2017. Social services such as health care and education are now only available to a limited extent and very few of the city's inhabitants have paid jobs.


The foundations for peaceful reconstruction have been strengthened. This includes the economic stabilisation of households, the restoration of public infrastructures and the ability of the local population to resolve conflicts peacefully. 

Women in a reconstructed Textileshop in the city of Mosul


Project activities include boosting incomes and improving livelihoods, peacebuilding, and restoring public infrastructures. 

The project runs training courses in conflict mediation and conflict prevention with local leaders, youth groups and women's groups. The training allows participants to act as role models for peaceful co-existence in their communities. Teachers receive training on how to work with traumatised children. The topics of peace and dealing with the past are incorporated into the curriculum. In addition, the project supports theatre and youth groups that work through traumatic experiences.

To revive the local economy, microentrepreneurs and small-scale entrepreneurs receive funding and business management training. Based on a jointly developed business plan, entrepreneurs can start a new business or rebuild or develop their existing business. This ensures that the support is effective in the long term and contributes to strengthening the local economy. 

The project continues to support the construction of schools and a health care facility. This will give the people of Mosul access to important public services again.


  • More than 2,000 people have earned their own income through cash for work activities while rebuilding and repairing public infrastructures such as schools and parks. 
  • At 13 newly built and renovated schools, around 7,200 children can now learn in a better environment.


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