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 objective of the cohort is to have a group of Iraqi female public servants and CSO leaders better understand their roles and be more effective actors in the system of decentralized governance in Iraq. The cohort will connect women in elected office, the public service, and civil society (and at both the federal and provincial level) with the goal of advancing the principles of federalism. This is achieved by developing their capacity to work together to achieve policy and programming goals, and ultimately better outcomes for all Iraqis. Module One introduces the concept of leadership competencies in an Iraqi context. These competencies were identified by IOG through previous work in designing a senior executive service program in Iraq. ​
Sylvain Dubois, the Honourable Marie Poulin, and Steve Tierney from the IOG  are meeting with a woman member of parliament in Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss the Gender Empowerment program in Iraq.
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​.
IOG Team member, the Honourable Marie-P. Charette-Poulin, is discussing the upcoming Women Cohort in Iraq at the University of Karbala with the Dean of the Veterinary Medical College on July 10th ‎20
Training sessions for capacity building in the provinces of Maysan and Diwaniyah, which includes the preparation of 2019 budget.    
The Federal and Provincial governments signed on March 29,2018 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 Deputy Ministers of the six ministries in addition to the Minister of Planning and the Minister of Finance, representatives of the Canadian Embassy in Baghdad, and representatives from the Institute on Governance.
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.