Iraq Fiscal Decentralisation and Resiliency-Building Project for Global Affairs Canada
The IOG is continuing its work with the Governments of Iraq and Kurdistan with a three-year project on Fiscal Decentralisation and Resiliency-Building upon receiving $7.8 million in funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC).
The Fiscal Decentralisation and Resiliency-Building project started in the fall of 2015. The IOG is working with the Federal Government of Iraq (GOI), the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the provinces to adapt the best practices, relationships, and institutions of federal states to help transition the country from a highly centralized form of government to a federal parliamentary democracy. IOG staff have offices in Baghdad and Erbil, and local staff have been hired to assist with research, needs assessments, and project management. Iraqi study missions to Canada will expose Iraqi and Kurdistan government officials to the roles and responsibilities of elected and senior officials in a federal Parliamentary democracy. This work with GAC will carry on through to December 15, 2018.
GAC is funding this project in order to achieve two main objectives: 1) assist the GOI, the KRG and other governorates to stabilize their fiscal and program responsibilities and relationship through the design, implementation and management of predictable and sustainable intergovernmental fiscal transfer programs supporting more rapid decentralization; and 2) assist by strengthening capacity to manage the current humanitarian crisis in the near and long-term.
The Institute on Governance has been working in Iraq since 2011 on several projects, including building capacity for senior public service executives – a Senior Executive Service – funded by the UNDP.
The latest news on this project can be found on the IOG blog:
PHOTOS FROM MODULE 1 – COHORT 2 IN BAGHDAD:
Cohort 2 plenary discuss the issues
Cohort 2 participants plot key events
PHOTOS FROM IOG MEETINGS IN IRAQ – AUGUST, 2016
IOG meeting with the President of Iraq on August 16 in Baghdad. From left to right: Aeman Al Shammary, Senior Officer, Prime Minister’s Advisory Council, Government of Iraq; Steve Tierney, IOG; Maryantonett Flumian, IOG; President Fuad Masum, President of Iraq; Dr. Hamid Ahmed, Deputy Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council, Government of Iraq; Crystal Procyshen, Charge d’Affaires, Office of the Canadian Embassy in Iraq; Lorraine Cole, IOG.
Maryantonett Flumian meeting with the Kurdistan Minister of Education Dr. Pishtwan Sadiq in Erbil on August 7
PHOTOS FROM IRAQI DELEGATION TO OTTAWA – APRIL 18-22, 2016
Group photo with Minister Dion, from left to right: Dr. Othman Ghailan; Dr. Abdulrazzaq Muhammed; Mr. Mohammed Othman, MP; Ms. Maryantonett Flumian; Mr. Soran Ismael, MP; The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion; Dr. Jamal Ameen; Dr. Hamid Khalaf; Mr. Aemen Al-Shammary; Mr. Mahmood Redha, MP; Mr. Mohammed Al Robayee
Studying the issues at the IOG, from left to right: Mr. Tom Shenstone; Dr. Abdulrazzaq Muhammed; Dr. Jamal Ameen; Ms. Sandra Hassan, Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Central Agencies Portfolio, and Counsel to Finance Canada; Mr. Soran Ismael, MP.
The Iraq and Kurdistan delegation (right), accompanied by Ms. Maryantonett Flumian (left), meet Minister Dion (second left)
Visiting the House of Commons, from left to right: Dr. Othman Ghailan; Dr. Hamid Khalaf; Dr. Jamal Ameen; Mr. Tom Shenstone; Scott Lemoine, Clerk of Finance Committee, House of Commons; Mr. Danny Saikaley
Studying the issues at the IOG, from left to right: Dr. Othman Ghailan; Dr. Hamid Khalaf; Mr. Mahmood Redha, MP; Mr. Mohammed Othman, MP; Mr. Waad Sulaiman; Mr. Mohammed Al-Robayee.
Studying the issues at the IOG, from left to right: Dr. Abdulrazzaq Muhammed; Dr. Jamal Ameen; Mr. Roger Charland, Director Federal- Provincial Relations, Finance Canada; Mr. Tom McGinn
Studying the issues at the IOG, from left to right: Ms. Sahar Alnakeb; Mr. Warren Newman, Senior General Counsel, Justice Canada; Dr. Othman Ghailan; Dr. Hamid Khalaf; Mr. Mahmood Redha, MP.
Studying the issues at the IOG, from left to right: Dr. Abdulrazzaq Muhammed, Dr. Jamal Ameen, Ms. Maryantonett Flumian, Mr. Soran Ismael, MP Mr. Danny Saikaley