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Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR): Moving Beyond the IRRF

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Quarterly rept. no. 13

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I am pleased to submit to the Congress, Secretary Rice, Secretary Gates, and the American people the 13th Quarterly Report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction SIGIR. During this quarter, I traveled to Iraq for the 15th time since my appointment three years ago to supervise the work of the 50 SIGIR auditors, inspectors, and investigators who provide the necessary, in-country oversight of the U.S. taxpayers investment in Iraqs reconstruction. This Report marks a significant evolution in the U.S. relief and reconstruction effort in Iraq the part of the U.S. program supported by the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund IRRF is nearly complete. Concomitantly, the Government of Iraq GOI is assuming progressively more of the financial burden for Iraqs continued recovery. This important shift, however, does not signify the end of substantial U.S. assistance to Iraq. To the contrary, American support for Iraqs recovery will remain relatively robust for the foreseeable future. The evolution of the IRRF means that SIGIR s oversight mission in Iraq is evolving as well. Pursuant to its congressional directive, SIGIR continues to report on the investment of the IRRF and the relief funds appropriated in FY 2006. Over the remaining course of this year, however, SIGIR will adjust its personnel footprint in Iraq to comport with its gradually diminishing mission. SIGIR previously used Section 2 of its Quarterly Reports to provide sector-by-sector updates on the IRRF program. Henceforth, Section 2 will include broader reviews of what was achieved through the overall reconstruction effort. In this Report, SIGIR compares the goals and expectations of IRRF 2 with projects and activities actually completed. Section 2 also contains a review of current U.S. funding programs supporting Iraqs recovery. This quarter, SIGIR continued its comprehensive, on-the-ground oversight of Iraq reconstruction Section 3 contains summaries of this work.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Civil Engineering
  • Sociology and Law
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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