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Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR): April 2006 Quarterly Report

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Quarterly rept. no. 9

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I am pleased to submit to the U.S. Congress and the Secretaries of State and Defense the ninth Quarterly Report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction SIGIR. As this year of transition in Iraq reconstruction unfolds, U.S.-funded projects are rapidly being completed and transferred to Iraqi management and control. Within that context, SIGIR identifies, in Section 1 of this Report, five critical issues the resolution of which will help advance Iraq toward economic prosperity and democratic success. Section 2 of this Report updates SIGIR s previous reviews of Iraq s essential service sectors oil and gas, electricity, and water and provides initial reports on the following sectors security transportation and communications health care and democracy, education, and private sector development. Section 3 of this Report provides summaries of SIGIR audits, inspections, and investigations performed this quarter. Notable among the audits is a performance review of the contract to construct primary health care centers across Iraq. SIGIR inspectors continued to meet their mission this quarter, which is to visit project sites from every sector and geographical region in Iraq and report on the quality of the work performed. SIGIR s investigators continued work on more than 70 cases in Iraq and the U.S., combating and detering fraud. This Report also contains a thorough review of the history and status of investments in Iraq s relief and reconstruction by non-U.S. donor nations and international institutions, as well as a summary of Iraq s current debt situation. SIGIRs Lessons Learned initiative made progress this quarter toward the publication of the contracting report, which will be out next quarter. The Lessons Learned forum on program and project management was held in April, and that report will be out in the summer of 2006.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Civil Engineering
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

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