The Fiscal Federalism, Decentralization and Resiliency-Building project brings together leading expertise on governance, leadership and organizational effectiveness to assist in institutionalizing Iraq`s 2005 Constitution and helping Iraq to become a stable and federal democracy with sustainable economic growth.
This team 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.
 
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Innovation, Driving Change, Legislative Renewal, Systems Modeling
IOG undertook a mission to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and met with several Senior Eexecutives in the Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss the workplan for the coming year.  Vice-President of IOG, Sylvain Dubois and Madeleine Meilleur, Senior Advisor meeting Minister of Municipality and Minister of Interior in Kurdistan Regional Government​.
Federal and Provincial governments signed today the master agreement to enhance the implementation of decentralization in Maysan and Diwaniya provinces. The Secretary of the Council of Ministers represented the federal government, Governors of Maysan and Diwaniya represented the provincial government, and The Head of the High Commission on Coordination of provinces. All parties signed the master agreement. The ceremony was attended by the DMs of the six ministries in addition to Minister of Planning and Minister of Finance, and representatives of the Canadian Embassy in Baghdad.
 IOG meeting with a member of the parliamentary finance committee and the committee Advisor to follow up on the proposal of restructuring the Financial Management Law
Mapping the federal budgetary process. 
Mapping the federal legislative process. 
  MAP OF GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE AND INSTITUTIONAL PRACTICES.
 The seminar focused on the government of Iraq's initiative on fiscal federalism and decentralization for managing a modern federal state. The seminar established a foundation for further IOG-sponsored discussions with the Ministry's officials.
A workshop for reviewing the Financial Management Law in Sulimanya. The participants were the Parliamentary Finance Committee, officials from the Federal Government, officials from the Governorates, and officials from the KRG. 
 The IOG updated Ms. Lisa Grande, Deputy Special Representative of UNAMI with its recent activities in Baghdad and in the provinces.
Mrs. Maryantonett Flumian and other IOG members meeting the Chairman of the Provincial Council of Karbala and the Assistant Country Director in UNDP-Iraq, to provide an overview of the project and work in Iraq. 
Mrs. Maryantonett Flumian meeting the Director General of Budget in Ministry of Finance.
 Mrs. Maryantonett Flumian and other IOG members meeting the Chair of Shura Council in Baghadad.
 Mrs. Maryantonett Flumian, President of IOG and other team members meeting the Governor of Karbala and Assistant Country Director in UNDP-Iraq in Karbala.
 IOG team members meeting the Deputy Governor of Basra to brief him on the Fiscal Federalism and Decentralization project.
 Mrs. Maryantonett Flumian and IOG members met with the Speaker of the Council of Representatives in Iraq to coordinate IOG's activities with various parliamentary committees.
 Mrs. Maryantonett Flumian, President of IOG meeting the Deputy Chairman of Prime Minister's Advisory Commission, the Chairman of General Secretariat of Higher Commission Coordinating among provinces, the Deputy Ministers' of Finance and Planning. The meeting's purpose is to obtain agreement and support of the federal government for the project.
 Mrs. Maryantonett Flumian and other IOG members meeting officials from the Canadian Embassy and Global Affairs Canada in Baghdad
 The objective of the working mission to Canada is for the participants from the Federal government and KRG, representing the executive and legislative branches of the two governments, to obtain views and assistance on developing, implementing and monitoring fiscal arrangements between the levels of government in a federation.