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  USAID: Assistance for Iraq - Acquisition and Assistance Activities
In response to Iraq's post war unemployment levels and the 30-year absence of rule-of-law, which has left Iraq with a political and economic governance vacuum, USAID/Iraq will procure technical assistance to help Iraqis overcomes the overarching problems of legal, fiscal, institutional and regulatory frameworks and functions that complicate private investment and trade flows.
As Iraq transitions to a fully representative democracy, its citizens must be able to exercise their freedom to associate, express their views publicly, openly debate public policy, and petition their government.
The purpose of this activity is to implement a broad scale vocational and technical training initiative in Iraq in response to the challenges of unemployment, an under skilled workforce, needs of an emerging private sector, and capacity gaps at the ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLSA).
www.usaid.gov /iraq/activities.html   (2820 words)

  Reconstruction of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reconstruction of Iraq is the term used for attempts to make repairs to infrastructure damage in the aftermath of the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
It states: "The people of Iraq, striving to reclaim their freedom, which was usurped by the previous tyrannical regime, rejecting violence and coercion in all their forms, and particularly when used as instruments of governance, have determined that they shall hereafter remain a free people governed under the rule of law."
Iraq is a nation recovering from years of totalitarian rule, economic sanctions, and several wars, including the 2003 invasion itself.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reconstruction_of_Iraq   (2950 words)

 Post-invasion Iraq, 2003–2006 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The establishment of a new civilian government of Iraq was complicated by religious and political divisions between the majority Shi'ite population and the formerly ruling Sunni Arabs.
Iraq and weapons of mass destruction : The Iraqi government's use, possession, and alleged intention of acquiring more types of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) during the reign of Saddam Hussein.
Iraq disarmament crisis : Issue of Iraq's disarmament reached a crisis in 2002-2003, after demands of the complete end to Iraqi production and use of weapons of mass destruction and that Iraq comply with UN Resolutions requiring UN inspectors unfettered access to areas those inspectors thought might have weapons production facilities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2003_occupation_of_Iraq   (8877 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Iraq disarmament crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Iraq's supposed acquisition of African uranium was a feature in Colin Powell's speech to the UN Security Council in February and in George W. Bush's State of the Union Address.
Iraq disarmament crisis: In an interview on BBC Radio 4, Clare Short, a member of Tony Blair?s cabinet, describes his stance on Iraq as "deeply reckless", and says she would resign if he committed the UK to war without an unambiguous mandate from the United Nations.
Iraq says that it considers the Monitoring and Verification Plans adopted by Resolution 715 to be unlawful, and states that it is not ready to comply with the Resolution.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Iraq-disarmament-crisis   (853 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Reconstruction of Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Mass media is a term used to denote, as a class, that section of the media specifically conceived and designed to reach a very large audience (typically at least as large as the whole population of a nation state).
Reconstruction of Iraq is the term used for the period following the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
The Reconstruction of Iraq is the transitional period following the U.S. led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, after U.S. led forces transferred power in Iraq to the Coalition Provisional Authority.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Reconstruction-of-Iraq   (469 words)

 Reconstruction of Iraq: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The 2003 invasion of iraq, also called simply the iraq war or operation: iraqi freedom, was a war that began march 20, 2003, fought between...
The law of administration for the state of iraq for the transitional period is the current iraqi constitution signed on march 8, 2004 by the iraq...
The iraqi interim governing council, usually abbreviated as the iraqi governing council, was the provisional government of iraq established by the us-led...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/re/reconstruction_of_iraq.htm   (3193 words)

 Foreign Affairs - After Saddam: Assessing the Reconstruction of Iraq - Kenneth M. Pollack
The political and economic reconstruction of Iraq will succeed or fail based on whether the Iraqi people embrace it and the greatest impediment to their doing so is the fact that they do not feel safe in their own country.
The fact is that they are in Iraq because the reconstruction of that country is critical to the stability of the Persian Gulf and a vital interest of the United States.
Iraq's infrastructure was never very good and was badly neglected during Saddam's reign, in part because of twelve years of sanctions, but hardly because of them alone.
www.foreignaffairs.org /20040109faupdate83175/kenneth-m-pollack/after-saddam-assessing-the-reconstruction-of-iraq.html   (15797 words)

 Iran plays a decisive role in reconstruction of Iraq
A member of the Iraqi delegation attending the meeting on Iraq's reconstruction in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, said that Iran's role in the reconstruction of Iraq and promotion of stability and security there is pivotal, IRNA reported.
Iraq's Kurdistan provincial Minister of Communication and Cooperation Abdul-Razzaq Aziz Mirza told IRNA that Iran can play a central role in the reconstruction of neighboring Iraq by participating in and encouraging other states to take similar measures.
He reiterated that Iraq currently needs the support of regional states, in particular that of Iran, to establish stability and security as well as to be able to play its role in the international community.
www.payvand.com /news/04/feb/1218.html   (534 words)

 Action & Activism: Ten Conditions for a Just Reconstruction of Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The responsibility for the destruction of Iraq implies directly all those countries that started  the war against Iraq, first of all the US and Great Britain and others who supported  different types of occupation, which was the case of Spain.
The  funds for the reconstruction cannot be administrated by the occupying forces, nor can  these forces use the resources which belong to Iraqi people to their own benefit.
The lifting  of the sanctions imposed to Iraq turned into US companies' control of the economic  activities related to the reconstruction of Iraq; also, the Iraqi government bonds abroad,  which were frozen during more than twelve years, were unblocked.
www.electroniciraq.net /news/1177.shtml   (1540 words)

 Reconstruction of Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Reconstruction of Iraq began shortly after US President Bush announced the end of major combat operations in the 2003 Iraq War that forced Saddam Hussein out of power.
The stated aim of reconstruction has been to complete regime change from dictatorship to democracy.
As of April 2004, according to the Associated Press (AP), conditions for Iraq is were still gradually improving despite widespread distrust of Americans.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Reconstruction_of_Iraq.html   (1127 words)

 Asia Times - Asia's most trusted news source for the Middle East
The problem with this theory is that due to the relatively decentralized reconstruction process involving dozens of contractors and sub-contractors, an explicit order for deliberate failure would have been almost impossible to secretly enforce.
To finally end Iraq's crippling power shortage and to ensure that the turbines are not completely degraded, Bechtel should either quickly manufacture the required spare parts itself, a very long and very costly process, buy the spare parts from the Russian company directly, or hire the Russian firm as a sub-contractor.
If Iraq's pipelines and refineries were suddenly fully functional and Iraq was able to produce all the oil it needed, it would be the end of KBR's lucrative oil-importing business.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/EL25Ak05.html   (3948 words)

 Iraq Political Reconstruction
The Bush administration has consistently argued that a democratic Iraq would be a powerful example upon which to base political progress in the rest of the region.
But Iraq's neighbors will be tempted to interfere on behalf of those groups and factions they identify with in an effort to protect their interests and check the ambitions of rival powers.
Though Iraq's neighbors other than Iran would likely favor continued Sunni domination of the military, an Iraqi army that falls back on the old affiliations and patronage of the "Tikriti mafia" is an eventuality that must be closely guarded against.
www.cdi.org /terrorism/iraq-reconstruction.cfm   (1867 words)

 UUSC supports larger role for women in post-war reconstruction of Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Despite efforts to include many of Iraq's religious, ethnic, and political groups in discussions about the reconstruction of Iraq, there is one segment of the population, the largest group of all, that has been glaringly omitted: women.
This lack of participation in reconstruction efforts is not due to a lack of leadership experience.
Many women in Iraq today are understandably afraid to leave their homes, as the safety of their streets and neighborhoods have been cast into serious doubt due to the recent conflict.
www.uusc.org /info/article062503_1.html   (451 words)

 So, Mr Bremer, where did all the money go? | Iraq | Guardian Unlimited
The "reconstruction" of Iraq is the largest American-led occupation programme since the Marshall Plan - but the US government funded the Marshall Plan.
Defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Bremer have made sure that the reconstruction of Iraq is paid for by the "liberated" country, by the Iraqis themselves.
Iraq's newly appointed ministers and their senior officials were free to hand out hundreds of millions of dollars in cash as they pleased, while American "advisers" looked on.
www.guardian.co.uk /Iraq/Story/0,2763,1522983,00.html   (2356 words)

 Reconstruction Of Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
During the meeting, Mottaki voiced Iran's preparedness to continue with its cooperation in the reconstruction of Iraq.
Iran fully ready for taking part in reconstruction of Iraq...
As of April 2004, according to the Associated Press (AP), conditions for Iraqis were still gradually improving despite widespread distrust of Americans.
www.wikiverse.org /reconstruction-of-iraq   (533 words)

 Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Force
Iraq’s Ministry of Industry and Minerals (MIM) is seeking strong international investors to enter into joint venture production-sharing partnerships with its state-owned plants in several industries, including cement, glass and ceramics, paper, petrochemical, iron and steel, sanitary ware, and automotive.
Senior MIM officials will be meeting with potential investors during the Rebuild Iraq 2007 expo and conference, to be held May 07-10 in Amman, Jordan.
The U.S. Department of Commerce is pleased to certify the 4th annual "Rebuild Iraq" trade exhibition and conference, to be held May 07-10, 2007, in Amman, Jordan.
www.export.gov /iraq   (1053 words)

 Reconstruction in Iraq » Outside The Beltway | OTB
That is why the security dimension of reconstruction always raises its head and it explains why the President tied the two pieces of his strategy together.
Civilian reconstruction workers, government officials, and military personnel are all required to achieve the common goal of helping the Iraqi people.
Carney, a man of immense experience in the reconstruction of war torn countries, having worked in Vietnam, Phnom Penh, and Mogadishu, was reduced to spending his days checking to make sure those being hired had not belonged to the Baath Party.
www.outsidethebeltway.com /archives/2007/01/reconstruction_in_iraq   (1334 words)

 Aid & Development: Corruption hampering Iraq reconstruction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
"We have asked the Ministry of Reconstruction to take urgent action on this and the only answer we've got all year was that there was no money to invest because of corruption in the oil sector, which is the main source of income in the country's reconstruction drive," she added.
Iraq's vital oil sector has lost US $15 billion due to smuggling, corruption and a deteriorating security situation, an oil ministry official said, adding that the money could have been invested in reconstruction to improve the living condition of millions of Iraqis.
Iraq's Ministry of Reconstruction, formed since the occupation of the country began, said that half of its projects have been delayed due to a lack of funds that were supposed to come from the oil sector.
electroniciraq.net /news/2760.shtml   (836 words)

 Multi-National Force - Iraq - 'Iraq reconstruction largest ever'
BAGHDAD - “Iraq’s reconstruction is the largest and most complex reconstruction project undertaken in a single country,” said Dr. Francis J Harvey, Secretary of the Army.
U.S. senior advisors arrived in Iraq in April 2003 and were shocked by the state of disrepair of the infrastructure—not from the bombing damage during the war, but from
The CPA established the Iraq Program Management Office (PMO) to manage an additional $18.4 billion appropriation by the U.S. Congress (after a previous appropriation of $2.5 billion in April 2003) for the security, relief, and reconstruction of Iraq.
www.mnf-iraq.com /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6561&Itemid=109   (674 words)

 growabrain: Reconstruction in Iraq
But for all the talk of newly painted schools, the fact is that reconstruction, originally stalled by incompetence and corruption, is now stalled by the lack of security.
The Iraq that emerges once U.S. forces are gone won't bear much resemblance to the free-market, pro-American, Israel-friendly democracy the neocons promised.
All indications are that the foreign terrorists now infesting Iraq are there on the sufferance of a homegrown insurgency that finds them useful for the moment but that, brutal as it is, isn't interested in an apocalyptic confrontation with the Western world.
growabrain.typepad.com /growabrain/2005/07/reconstruction_.html   (907 words)

 The future of US reconstruction in Iraq
Iraq will continue to attract terrorists from around the world to take part in the ensuing chaos gripping the country.
As time goes on the $4 billion per month price tag, along with decreasing support at home for the reconstruction will continue to put pressure on the Bush Administration and the Pentagon to show some tangible successes in their reconstruction efforts.
Furthermore, Washington will publicly proclaim that Iraq will never be a US-style democracy in such a short period of time (1-2 years), but we have clearly left them better off than we found them.
www.vestedowl.com /future_iraq.htm   (762 words)

 t r u t h o u t - Rep. Henry A. Waxman | President's Claims Today Are Mindboggling
Competition for discrete reconstruction projects was suppressed by dividing Iraq into a handful of fiefdoms and awarding lucrative monopoly contracts to companies that never had to compete against each other for specific reconstruction tasks.
Trying to build support for Iraq war strategy, President Bush acknowledged Wednesday that reconstruction has proceeded with "fits and starts" but spreading economic progress is lifting people's hopes for a democratic future.
While Bush talked about reconstruction projects and the reopening of schools, markets and hospitals, the upgrading of roads and the growth of construction jobs in the two cities, he also acknowledged that both cities still face challenges.
www.truthout.org /docs_2005/120705A.shtml   (1682 words)

 Reconstruction of Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Their task will be nothing less than the refashioning of Iraq's politics and society, and yet some Bush administration insiders have talked of getting in and out of the country within three months.
That is not the case in Iraq, and I think that could be our downfall." He notes that corporations close to the US administration have already been awarded multimillion-dollar contracts for work in Iraq, fuelling the suspicions held by some that the war was about oil.
In Afghanistan, the US army's energetic involvement in reconstruction efforts suggests a realisation, at least by military officers on the ground, that the improvement of local people's living conditions is vital to US security interests.
chrisbunting.net /iraq.htm   (1557 words)

 CorpWatch : Bechtel Fails Reconstruction of Iraq's Schools
In Iraq, school administrators are struggling to keep their classroom doors open and their students educated, in the face of many obstacles unleashed by the occupation of the country.
In April Bechtel was awarded a contract by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for the reconstruction of Iraq's primary and secondary schools, as part of a deal worth up to $1.03 billion to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure.
Dr Nabil Khudair Abbas, from the planning center at the Ministry for Education which is responsible for a quarter of Baghdad's schools, confirmed Abdel-Razzaq's sentiments.
www.corpwatch.org /article.php?id=9248   (1250 words)

Wars, sanctions and looting had left Iraq's infrastructure in ruins before the post-conflict insurgency took hold.
Millions of dollars have been pledged and distributed to reconstruction projects across the country.
Iraq's Ministry of Water Resources says only 32% of the population has access to clean drinking water, and only 19% has access to a good sewage system.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/shared/spl/hi/in_depth/post_saddam_iraq/html/1.stm   (132 words)

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