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 to USAID-Tarabot’s training of ministry staff in project management and providing technical assistance to support the application of engineers’ new skills and knowledge on a pilot project. Tarabot introduced standardized procurement practices that support the building of much needed medical facilities, and equipped ministry staff with planning methods that ensure capital investment projects are in line with national development goals.

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 for energy efficiency, and focusing its capital investment agenda to ensure the future of energy efficiency and supply in Iraq. Tarabot introduced procurement practices in line with international standards and planning methods in coordination with national development goals. To illustrate its ownership of these initiatives and ensure the sustainability of Tarabot’s work, the Government of Iraq allocated $200,000 in cost share funding to support USAID-Tarabot’s initiatives.

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 capital investment budget, improve service delivery processes, and strengthen public procurement practices. Capacity building was followed by hands-on application to deepen skills learned and setting a precedent for success. To illustrate ownership of these initiatives and ensure the sustainability of Tarabot’s work, the Government of Iraq allocated $309,240 in cost share funding to support USAID-Tarabot’s activities with the Ministry of Transport.

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 building was followed by hands-on application to anchor knowledge, as project management techniques were piloted on the construction of an oil depot. The ministry is also developing a One-Stop-Shop service center for its Baghdad Oil Products Distribution Company, which will provide a range of integrated services in one location. To illustrate its ownership of these initiatives and ensure the sustainability of USAID-Tarabot’s work, the Government of Iraq allocated $75,000 in cost share funding to support USAID-Tarabot’s activities.

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 systems, and project planning methods. Capacity building was followed by hands-on application to deepen skills learned, as demonstrated by the ministry’s application of project management techniques on the construction of a galvanization factory in Baghdad and a bridge in Basrah. The ministry has also developed a policy for an industrial monitoring and evaluation system for Iraq, which is estimated to provide $8.45 million in monetary benefits over five years. To illustrate its ownership of these initiatives and ensure the sustainability of Tarabot’s work, the Government of Iraq allocated $139,000 in cost share funding to support Tarabot’s activities with the Ministry of Industry and Minerals.

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 that are ineffective and outdated. Capacity building was followed by hands-on application to deepen skills learned and sets a precedent for success, as demonstrated by the use of new project management techniques on construction projects in Baghdad, and the development of two procurement tenders for construction works in Baghdad and Babil. To illustrate its ownership of these initiatives and ensure the sustainability of Tarabot’s work, the Government of Iraq allocated $272,000 in cost share funding to support Tarabot’s activities with the Ministry of Construction and Housing.

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 regulations with the goal of eliminating those that are ineffective and outdated. Capacity building was followed by hands-on application that deepens skills learned and sets a precedent for success. To illustrate ownership of these initiatives and ensure the sustainability of Tarabot’s work, the Government of Iraq allocated $2,147,200 in cost share funding to support USAID-Tarabot’s activities with the Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works.

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 staff on procurement systems, planning methods to enhance national development, and public policy development to address citizens’ needs. Illustrating ownership of these initiatives, $261,000 in cost share funding were allocated to support USAID-Tarabot’s activities with the Ministry of Migration and Displaced.

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, procurement practices, and planning methods to ensure capital investment projects are in line with national development goals. To illustrate ownership of these initiatives and ensure the sustainability of Tarabot’s work, the Government of Iraq allocated $1.56 million in cost share funding to support USAID-Tarabot’s activities.

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 staff went on to pilot new skills and knowledge. Tarabot introduced procurement practices in line with international standards and planning methods in coordination with national development goals, and worked to eliminate or reform legislation to improve the ministry’s ability to deliver services.

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 investment budget, mange projects, eliminate ineffective and outdated regulations, and introduce public policy processes. Capacity building was followed by hands-on application to deepen skills learned, as demonstrated by the use of new project management techniques for the building of grain silos in Wasit. Tarabot also supported the ministry in developing a policy for the streamlining of trade agreements of Iraq, which is estimated to provide $462.2 million in monetary benefits over five years. Additionally, Tarabot helped draft recommendations for a new import-export regime that has since been accepted by the minister and transformed into an executive order by the former Prime Minister.

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 training ministry staff on project management techniques and policy processes, as demonstrated by the establishment of a Project Management Office and a Department of Public Policy to ensure the anchoring of systems introduced by Tarabot. To illustrate its ownership of these initiatives and ensure the sustainability of USAID-Tarabot’s work, the Government of Iraq allocated $50,000 in cost share funding to support Tarabot’s activities with the Ministry of Environment.

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 to USAID-Tarabot’s training of ministry staff in new tools and procedures for policy development and coordination, standardized procurement systems, and innovative processes for organizational development. To illustrate its ownership of these initiatives and ensure the sustainability of Tarabot’s work, the Government of Iraq allocated $105,000 in cost share funding to support Tarabot’s activities with the Ministry of Human Rights.

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. Through the overhaul of the ministry’s welfare social safety net system and the automation of the distribution of benefits to the poor and marginalized segments of Iraqi society, Tarabot enabled the government to more effectively address economic insecurity and poverty. To illustrate ownership of these initiatives and to ensure the sustainability of Tarabot’s work, the Government of Iraq allocated $464,050 in cost share funding to support Tarabot’s activities with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.