Information on Government of Iraq Contributions to Reconstruction Costs
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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The United States U.S. and other international donors have identified the need for host country participation as a central factor in effective developmental programs. Such participation takes many forms, including host country financial andor in-kind contributions. The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, which was endorsed by the United States and other donor and recipient nations, identifies the need, and steps to take, to make aid more effective. It requires donors and recipient nations to work together more collaboratively and requires that host countries exercise leadership over their development policies and strategies. The U.S. Agency for International Developments USAID Global Development Alliance encourages partnering with entities such as host-country governments and indigenous nongovernmental organizations to mobilize the strengths and participation of the host country and enhance the developmental impact of the assistance. When such relationships are forged, USAID expects the partner to make financial andor in-kind contributions to increase the impact and sustainability of development efforts. The Congress has appropriated more than 50 billion for Iraq reconstruction including the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund, the Economic Support Fund ESF, the Commanders Emergency Response Program CERP, and the Iraq Security Forces Fund ISFF to support Iraq reconstruction. The Congress has increased requests for the Government of Iraq GOI to assume a greater share of reconstruction costs.
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