TarabotTo improve the public administrative capacity of the Government of Iraq, USAID is partnering with executive offices, ministries, and governorates to strengthen public management institutions through better governance and improved oversight of human and fiscal resources. Taking a holistic approach towards its mission to assist partners, the Iraq Administrative Reform Project, also known as “Tarabot” (Arabic for “linkages), works to establish and strengthen institutions, systems, and processes in close collaboration with its Iraqi governmental partners.

To improve the management and public administrative capacity of the Ministry of Education, USAID-Tarabot is training a critical mass of Ministry of Education staff in the development of core area skills in project management, fiscal management and budgeting, information technology, procurement, and leadership and communications. With the support of Tarabot, training management concepts are being introduced to ministry staff, who will become subject matter experts in how to analyze, conduct, evaluate, and implement the ministry’s training programs.


Equipped with these capabilities, Ministry of Education staff will be more effective in identifying administrative deficiencies throughout the ministry and its directorates and in developing effective training courses and programs to meet shortfalls. More than 600 participants have been trained in core area subject matters, and are employing their new skills in the day-to-day operation of a ministry that touches every family in the country.


The Tarabot Master Trainer program is centered around four distinct modules focusing on analysis, design, evaluation, and implementation. These modules are designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to: 1) identify training requirements within their ministry, 2) develop training courses that will fulfill the training shortfalls identified in the analysis process, 3) conduct training evaluations, and 4) implement effective training programs.


Through this program, Tarabot has introduced critical aspects of the Training Management System to the ministry and laid the groundwork for future training programs in the ministry and its directorates. With this solid footing, the ministry has actively pursued a contract with the World Bank to further efforts achieved with Tarabot in the implementation of this training management program in its Teacher Training Institute and Training Development section.    


USAID-Tarabot’s assistance provides not only essential training but helps civil servants connect with other ministry staff facing similar administrative challenges; thus, the benefits of Tarabot’s training extend throughout the ministry and ultimately to the communities it serves. In bolstering the ministry’s public administration systems, Tarabot is paving the way for significant reforms and improvements to Iraq’s education system for years to come.

Initiatives

Planning Reform

USAID-Tarabot worked in partnership with the Government of Iraq to improve capital investment planning through a range of capacity building...

Procurement

USAID-Tarabot, in partnership with the Ministry of Planning, is working with the Government of Iraq to make use of its...

Project Management

The implementation of major works projects in Iraq has historically suffered from deficiencies in scheduling, budgeting, and monitoring and controlling....

One-Stop-Shop Service Centers

Long lines and complicated procedures are pervasive obstacles to public service delivery in Iraq. To address this, USAID-Tarabot introduced the...

Social Safety Net

In 2007, the Socio Economic Survey, carried out by the Ministry of Planning, revealed that about one-fourth of Iraqis lived...

Center of Excellence

The Iraq Center for Excellence in Government (ICEG) is the culmination of years of effort by USAID-Tarabot and its...

Regulatory Reform

Most countries, especially those in transition or development, face the challenge of speeding up and broadening the “enabling environment” to...

Public Policy

USAID-Tarabot assisted the Government of Iraq in strengthening institutional capacity for public policy making in eight ministries to enable a...

Administrative Decentralization

Decentralization has long been a topic of discussion in Iraq. Under USAID-Tarabot, those discussions have graduated to practical steps–hundreds of...

Education Capacity Building

To improve the management and public administrative capacity of the Ministry of Education, USAID-Tarabot trained a critical mass of...

Provinces

  • Wasit

  • Salah ad Din

  • Ninawa

  • Najaf

  • Muthanna

  • Maysan

  • Kirkuk

  • Karbala

  • Diyala

  • Diwaniyah

  • Dhi Qar

  • Basrah

  • Babil

  • Anbar

Ministries

Labor Social Affairs

Labor & Social Affairs

USAID-Tarabot worked with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs to implement administrative reforms through capacity building, process reengineering, and systems reform to enhance the ministry’s capabilities in service delivery....

Human Rights

Human Rights

USAID-Tarabot worked with the Ministry of Human Rights to implement administrative reforms through capacity building, institutional changes, service delivery reengineering, and the introduction of public policy processes. Sustainability was foundational...

Environment

Environment

USAID-Tarabot worked with the Ministry of Environment to implement administrative reforms through capacity building, structural changes, and the introduction of public policy processes. Sustainability was foundational to USAID-Tarabot’s approach in...

Trade

Trade

USAID-Tarabot supported the Ministry of Trade with capacity building, institutional changes, and the introduction of public policy processes. Ministry staff are now better able to plan and execute their capital...

Agriculture

Agriculture

USAID-Tarabot supported the Ministry of Agriculture with capacity building in project selection and implementation, and procurement practices. Sustainable imrovements in service deliver were at the foundation of USAID-Tarabot initiative as...

Justice

Justice

USAID-Tarabot worked with the Ministry of Justice to implement administrative reforms through capacity building and business process reengineering to enhance service delivery. Ministry staff benefit from new project management techniques,...

Migration Displaced

Migration & Displaced

USAID-Tarabot worked with the Ministry of Migration and Displaced to implement administrative reforms through capacity building, institutional changes, service delivery reengineering, and the introduction of public policy processes. USAID-Tarabot trained...

Municipalities Public Works

Municipalities & Public Works

Sustainability was foundational to USAID-Tarabot’s approach in training Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works staff to better plan and execute their capital investment budget, improve service delivery processes, and review...

Construction Housing

Construction & Housing

USAID-Tarabot supported the Ministry of Construction and Housing to better plan and execute their capital investment budget, improve service delivery processes, and review regulations with the goal of eliminating those...

Industry Minerals

Industry & Minerals

USAID-Tarabot supported the Ministry of Industry and Minerals to implement reforms by building the capacity of ministry staff in new tools and procedures for policy development and coordination, project management...

Oil

Oil

Due to the capacity building efforts of USAID-Tarabot, Ministry of Oil staff are now able to better plan and execute their capital investment budget, manage projects, and streamline services. Capacity...

Transportation

Transportation

USAID-Tarabot worked with the Ministry of Transport to improve service delivery through administrative reforms Sustainability was foundational to USAID-Tarabot’s approach in training ministry staff to better plan and execute their...

Electricity

Electricity

With the support of USAID-Tarabot, the Ministry of Electricity is working to address unprecedented demand for electricity by moving toward regulatory and policy reforms that will inform the ministry’s strategy...

Health

Health

USAID-Tarabot worked with the Ministry of Health to implement administrative reforms through capacity building, institutional changes, and process reengineering to enhance the ministry’s capabilities in service delivery. Sustainability was foundational...

What is Tarabot?

To improve the public administrative capacity of the Government of Iraq, USAID is partnering with executive offices, ministries, and governorates to strengthen public management institutions through better governance and improved oversight of human and fiscal resources. Taking a holistic approach towards its mission to assist partners, the Iraq Administrative Reform Project, also known as “Tarabot” (Arabic for “linkages), works to establish and strengthen institutions, systems, and processes in close collaboration with its Iraqi governmental partners.