This project is about helping Iraq move along the path toward a modern federal system.

This project is about helping 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.

You can learn more about our strategy and objectives, project partners, and federalism below.

The decentralization strategy establishes the objectives and tasks aiming at implementing the priority of decentralizing the power and assuring the local self-government, in line with the principles of the constitution, which was ratified and enforced in 2005.
The elaboration of the decentralization strategy has derived from the need to desi...gn and build the organizations, business processes and relationships necessary to guide the decentralization process, and consequently, the need to improve the management and the quality of public services provided to the citizens of Iraq. More
The project has formal partnerships with Global Affairs Canada as the funder, and the Government of Iraq as the Client.  The project is demonstrating success due to the broader relationships and clients it has engaged including KRG, governorates, the UNDP, the Iraqi Parliament, civil society and academia.
Over 300 senior political representa...tives, officials and academics from the Federal Government and Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq will be targeted with individual and institutional capacity building to design, develop, implement and manage the fiscal arrangements, processes and structures needed to build a sustainable federal parliamentary democracy. More
Diversity signifies recognizing that everyone is different in one way or the other, and valuing the heterogeneity. A diverse and united Iraq makes the country adaptive and resilient, and this is the goal of Federalism– embracing diversity, overcoming its challenges and capitalizing on the advantages of being a nation.