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Initiative timeframe: 2008/2015

Total initiative costs

€ 4,902,800.0
Reparted as
  • Loans € 4,585,000.0
  • Grants € 317,800.0


Not available




The interest of Italian Cooperation in this project is motivated by the social and productive impact of the re-establishment of a weather control and forecast network due to its fundamental relevance for different activities and sectors, such as: - Short-term forecast of extreme climatic conditions in specific places (cyclones, sand storms, river floods) - Transport security (by air, land, water) - Management of hydrogeological resources - Alert for all troubles concerning civil defence - Weather conditions hostile to human health - Improvement of the agricultural production thanks to the forecast of negative events to crops. read more close

Main outcome

The overall goal of the project is to boost the economic and social development of Iraq through the reorganization of IMO, in order to re-establish the national capacity for weather forecast. The ability of weather forecasting is, actually, an instrument capable of giving essential information for the social and economic development of various public and private sectors such as agriculture, public health, transport, water resources, management and control of catastrophic natural events

Initiative data

Initiative number 008156
Purpose Environmental policy and admin. mgmt
Sector General Environment Protection


Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority OMI
Other financiers -


Iraqi Meteorological Organisation (IMO) Iraqi Ministry of Transport (IMT) Iraqi Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC)

Title € Committed € Used
Rehabilitation of the Iraqi Meteorological Organisation 4,585,000 -
Project without name 285,000 285,000

The latest report by the implementing partner informs us of the non-acceptance by the Iraqi Authorities OMI to purchase Italian equipment (soft loan tied

Delay in the programme implementation

Actions taken

The DGCS is considering , given the unacceptable delay , the cancellation of the programme.


Status On Going
Type Works, Supply, Services
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice -


Status On Goigng
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice -


Status On Going
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Direct Contracting/Direct Assignment
Procurement notice -