The IoG understands that in order to move towards modernizing governments, traditional working silos must be broken down, and innovation must be promoted. Hence, the Iraqi government, in partnership with the IoG and governorates, is undertaking a series of innovative approaches to implementing fiscal federalism and decentralization, and decision-ma...king and resiliency-building. 
In an attempt to accelerate progress, these innovative projects target specific areas hindering decentralization, and bring specialized skills, expertise and approaches to the Iraqi context, thus helping to evolve institutions and their cultures in the process.
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 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.
 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.
To help Iraq move along the path toward a modern federal system, the Government of Iraq, with the assistance of the IOG, is undertaking a pilot project to devolve policy and program authorities from Baghdad to the provincial capitals as prescribed in the Constitution.  
The Iraqi government, in partnership with the IOG and governorates is undertaking a series of innovative approaches to implementing fiscal federalism and decentralization.In an attempt to accelerate progress, these innovative projects target specific areas hindering decentralization and bring specialized skills, expertise and approaches to the Iraqi context; thus helping to evolve institutions and their cultures in the process.