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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...

How to deal with difficult heritage sites from Nazi Germany to the Baathist Regime in Iraq

Monuments and buildings are a physical connection to our past. They represent our history and through their public presence tell a story, which over time enshrines itself into our identity and our being.  As such, statues, monuments and heritage sites have long been used as...

A Sovereign Wealth Fund for Iraq

Once used by only a few countries around the world ,Sovereign Wealth Funds( SWF )are becoming an increasingly common feature of international finance†and state-led economic development .An increasing number of countries ,predominantly developing countries, who rely on the export of commodities such as hydrocarbons and minerals are creating SWF...

Towards a National Strategy to Combat Corruption in Iraq

Vision The entrenchment of corruption in Iraq’s state institutions - resulting from the legacy of the former regime and the absence of social justice, in addition to lack of transparency, nepotism, and sectarian quotas that have accompanied the lack of security and political instability...

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