Humam Miscone*: In Iraq: 73 Development Documents Were Prepared Since 2003, But What about Implementation, Outputs and Impact Assessment?

Since 2003, a total of 73 development policy, strategy, plan, roadmap, masterplan and government programme were prepared on the national, regional, local and sectoral levels. A list of these documents arranged in chronological sequence of the date of completion or approval is provided at the end of this article.   These documents covered most of the economic, social,

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GIZ-PSD Iraq and Iraqi Economists Network (IEN) Joint Initiative to Promote Young Iraqi Economist researchers – Remider an Extension of the Deadline

CALL FOR PROPOSALS   The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal enterprise with worldwide operations. GIZ supports the German Government in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ is also engaged in international education activities around the globe. Through our work we assist people and societies i

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The ‘Construction Council’ Bill 2019 – A Critique. By Dr Amer K. Hirmis*


The nearly year-old cabinet of Adel Abdul-Mahdi, the prime minister, has, in its regular weekly meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, “approved the draft ‘Construction Council’ Bill [Miswadat Qānūn ‘Majlis al-I’mār’ - 2019] and forwarded it to the Council of Representatives”- the Iraqi Parliament for approval (

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