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An assessment of teaching strategies in the UK and Iraq

Abstract Assessment for learning is an essential part of education. The education authorities in Iraq should consider more extensive use of assessment for learning. However, the application of assessment for learning is known as a western construct in education. Iraq had the best education system...

How to improve Iraq’s ranking in the Corruption Perceptions Index: Experiences from Egypt and Kuwait

By Ghazwan Rafiq and Hassan Kadhim Without a doubt, corruption is a problem for all countries in different legal, economic, and social dimensions. However, it varies in size and extent from one country to another. Governments have worked on different measures, whether prevention or deterrence,...

The debate over Iraqi Kurdistan’s share of the federal budget

Ahmed Tabaqchali Introduction The current debate over the interpretation of the 2019 budget that governs the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) share of the federal budget in return for contributing 250,000 bbl/d to federal oil exports has echoes of the first conflict in April 2012 on the...

Assessing the Integrity System in Iraq: A Practical Roadmap

Governments and international organizations around the world are developing mechanisms to diagnose and identify corruption, with the aim of developing appropriate methods and programmes to combat or prevent corruption in the different sectors of the country. In line with these aims, Transparency International has...

Learning to Realise Education’s Promise

An abridged version of the original World Bank report published in 2018 Overview Schooling is not the same as learning. When delivered well, education cures a host of societal ills. For individuals, it promotes employment, earnings, health, and poverty reduction. For societies, it spurs innovation, strengthens...

When will Iraq legislate against domestic violence?

Jenan al-Jaberi: Advisor on social policies and the role of civil society organisations in Iraq. PhD in Social Policy from Bath University, UK. This article specifically addresses the issue of violence against women, and the economic costs to the country of dealing with the consequences,...

The Supreme Council for Combating Corruption: A Future Vision

By: Ghazwan Rafiq Awaid Introduction The idea of establishing a council of regulators to combat corruption is not a new invention for the anti-corruption system in Iraq, for in 2007, the Joint Council for Combating Corruption was established under the chairmanship of the Secretary-General of the...

Practical Mechanisms to Combat Corruption in Iraq

Ghazwan Rafiq Awaid Political will is considered the cornerstone for combating corruption and reducing its destructive effects on people’s lives. If we assume that this will exists, then the question is what are the mechanisms or steps that we must take in the short and...

The Fluctuating Attitudes of Youth towards Different Forms of Extremism in Iraq – A Social Study

Ahmed Khudair Hussein Ayal Introduction: This study sheds light on the phenomenon of extremism, which is one of the most significant social phenomena to witness growth as a result of the upheavals that shook the infrastructure of Iraqi society after the fall of the regime in...

Grassroots Mobilisation of Political Parties: Three Case Studies

Introduction World politics today are going through a stage of upheaval. In many countries, parties that have ruled for years and even decades are being replaced by new parties that often push an alternative and, sometimes, anti-establishment agenda. Other times, established parties have fielded candidates...

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