In February 2008, the
Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit (IAU)
was established, bringing together analysts from
UN agencies and NGOs.
The purpose of the IAU is to improve the impact
of the humanitarian and development response in
Iraq through the strategic use of information.
This inter-agency unit works to ensure a coherent and over-arching
analysis on key humanitarian and development
issues, and build evidence on needs, results and
impact. It defines a common and holistic
understanding of short and long term needs in
Iraq and strengthens partnerships for data
collection and analysis between the
international community, Iraqi governmental
authorities and civil society.
The IAU reports to the Head of OCHA Iraq and the
DSRSG / RC / HC for Iraq.