The World Bank recommends that the Iraqi government provide jobs to win the trust of its citizens
13:13 - 23/09/2017
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The World Bank's Mashreq Regional Director, Sarug Kumar Jah, on Saturday recommended that restoring confidence between the Iraqi state and its citizens is highly dependent on the government's ability to provide security, jobs and economic growth for all Iraqis.
"The World Bank Group concluded a series of consultations with various stakeholder groups on the new strategic partnership framework for Iraq for the period 2018-2022, which sets out the key development objectives of the World Bank Group to help Iraq And that it proposes a program of strategic interventions for this purpose. "
"The consultations, which began on 16 September, included several meetings with government officials, members of the Council of Representatives, representatives of the private sector, civil society organizations, the academic community and international partners," the statement said, pointing out that "the consultations showed a high level of interest and participation by the Iraqi public at large on issues On the future of Iraq, the challenges facing the country and the opportunities for development at stake. "
He explained that "these direct sessions preceded the first phase of online consultations on the channels of social communication (from 7 to 13 September). These online consultations have allowed the World Bank Group to reach nearly 1 million Iraqis from various groups and bodies across the country, including from Mosul and other liberated areas. The number of responses to online surveys has more than 200,000 comments. "
"The results of the discussions and comments gathered during these consultations will be reviewed in the final document of the Strategic Partnership Framework, which will be presented to the World Bank Group for approval later this year," he said. The Iraqi government's development plan in the country, and is in line with its reconstruction and recovery program. "
The World Bank noted that "the strategic partnership framework is based on the findings of the World Bank's systematic diagnostic report for Iraq, which set three priorities for advancing poverty eradication and promoting common prosperity: re-establishing security, rebuilding the social contract and state legitimacy, Oil wealth in a just and sustainable way ".
"In line with the priorities of the country's systematic diagnostic report, the objective of the Strategic Partnership Framework is generally to help the Government of Iraq benefit from the liberalization of areas dominated by a nascent organization and the slow recovery in oil prices to rebuild confidence with citizens through the implementation of reforms Economic and administrative management, providing basic services efficiently and in a fair manner, and ensuring the sustainability and sustainability of recovery and reconstruction efforts. "
"The World Bank Group will seek to support the Iraqi government in designing and implementing response mechanisms based on rigorous economic analysis, mobilizing best practices in recovery and planning for reconstruction, and benefiting from sustainable international support," the statement said.
"Despite the massive devastation caused by the recent conflict, Iraq now has a unique opportunity to re-establish itself after the restoration of Mosul," the statement quoted the World Bank's Mashreq Regional Director, Saruj Kumar Jah, as saying. There is a lot to do. It is imperative for Iraqis to persevere and move forward in order to secure a better future for all. The World Bank Group, through this strategic partnership framework, is ready to support Iraq in its long journey towards reconstruction and long-term development that benefits everyone. "
"The restoration of confidence between the state and its citizens is highly dependent on the Iraqi government's ability to provide security, jobs and economic growth for all Iraqis, especially the poor and the weak, and the millions of internally displaced people affected by the war and their host communities." Ending / 25