Iraq Governance and Performance Accountability (IGPA) Program
The purpose of the Iraq Governance Performance and Accountability (IGPA) program is to advance effective, accountable, and transparent governance in Iraq. The program will work with the Government of Iraq (GOI) at all levels to better respond to citizen needs by supporting reform initiatives and Iraqi change agents on inclusive governance and public sector transparency, accountability, and economy. “Reform initiatives” includes support to improve service delivery functions, public financial management, and open government initiatives. IGPA will support the GOI and the citizens of Iraq in forming partnerships and collaborative efforts to solve problems jointly. IGPA has four (4) objectives:
- Enhance GOI service delivery capacity
- Improve public financial management
- Strengthen monitoring and oversight of service delivery and public expenditure
- Support Iraqi change agents (cross-cutting objective)
Al Jidara’s primary responsibilities include providing technical assistance in support of Objective 1 - Enhance GOI Service Delivery Capacity, which will provide technical assistance to government institutions and regulators to improve service delivery outcomes in sectors with potential for high impact and visibility at the national, provincial, and local levels. Additionally, Al Jidara will provide support towards Objective 4: Support Iraqi Change Agents.
Activities for all of the above include technical assistance for:
- Government institutions and regulators to improve service delivery in sectors with high impact and visibility.
- Creating regulatory and procedural certainty to attract private sector investment
- Supporting organizational restructuring and strengthening with provincial government execution of service delivery.
- Developing models of tendering procedures and monitoring those procedures to be implemented transparently.
- Improving service delivery outcomes.
- In cooperation with Essential Service Delivery Oversight units established under the Taqadum program, identify points of entry for additional high-impact priority projects.
- Strengthening the strategic approach and capacity of line ministries and provincial directorates to be better aligned with service delivery outcomes and the priorities of provincial governments and local populations.
- Introducing innovations such as e-government technology and other tools to more efficiently and transparently provide public services.
- Assist in conducting a baseline Political Economy Assessment (PEA) and Initial Local Capacity Development Work Plan.
- Contribute to Activity Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (AMEP).
- Provide training and technical resources on topics such as capacity building of Government service delivery staff and civic engagement based on needs identified throughout IGPA’s period of performance.