Joint Development Associates International

Catalyzing Transformational Development

Returnees, IDP's, Vulnerable Iraqis Attain Livelihoods (RIVAL)

RIVAL (Returnees, IDPs and Vulnerable Iraqis Attain Livelihoods) is a two-year livelihoods program funded by the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) and implemented by ZOA (Dutch NGO) and JDA. As agriculture plays a key role in the livelihoods of the target beneficiaries, the program focuses on rebuilding the agricultural activities in the targeted villages as a backbone of sustainable re-settlement of beneficiaries. The program will also rehabilitate homes in a Telkaif district community and improve the socio-economic status of vulnerable groups of IDPs, returnees and host community members in Telkaif in Ninawe and Sumel in Dahuk through the provision of emergency livelihood opportunities. JDA’s role in RIVAL consists of 3 objectives with 6 various components. These activities will reach 3500 direct beneficiaries.


Objective 1 

Support the sustainable return for 1,000 IDP families from Telkaif and Al Hamdaniya districts by enabling relevant conditions via improved socio-economic status.  This includes providing Cash for Work programs.

Objective 2 

To provide IDPs, returnees, workers and small farmers in target villages with access to emergency livelihood opportunities in the agricultural sector.  

Objective 3

To provide 610 women and small-livestock herders  with livestock assets recovery and additional skills and knowledge in fodder utilization and improvement. 

RIVAL Project Interactive Map with Beneficiary Numbers

            The map shows a breakdown of the beneficiaries by location and activity from thru 08/31/2020.