BAGHDAD - Today's News / World Bank stressed that Iraq needs more capacity to develop the management of public funds, pointing out that the team for the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank procurement, working with the Iraqi government to address these problematic.While pointing out that according to a World Bank report in 2014 on the management of public investment spending process depends mostly at between 50% to 60% of their potential. The report by the World Bank published on its website and Aklat him, "Today's News", that "despite internal conflicts and fluctuations in oil prices in global markets, Iraq, the third owner of the largest oil reserves in the world and has the natural resources that could be his government's investment in infrastructure infrastructure of the country. " As for the size of spending on purchases report indicates that "Iraq had spent more than $ 51 billion on government procurement in 2014, which is more than 20% of the GDP of the country and requires direct these revenues towards the development of the economy and the development of an efficient system to conclude government contracts. " The report shows that "government procurement in Iraq have been affected as a result of decades of sanctions, war and instability conditions that created a system that is characterized by the absence of efficiency and rampant corruption and delays," noting that "those purchases represent a bottleneck that impedes spending from the budget." World Bank assessment of the year 2012 shows that "weakens investors look to the business climate in Iraq, and hurt chances of increased foreign investment in the future is the rampant corruption in the attribution of government in Iraq contracts" shows the Bank's report that "more than the cost of government investment and reduces revenue is the old procurement system as well double the capacity of Iraq in the aftermath of wars and conflicts that have suffered "and noted that" the Department of Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank procurement team is working with the Iraqi government to address this problem by encouraging the regional bank's strategy of government to build capacity for purchases in a manner beyond the narrow training Short long to develop comprehensive programs are looking for more sustainable solutions. "Partnership program for the development of ways to government spending and the World Bank report shows that "the Bank is now seeking to help Iraq build a future generation of civil servants suppliers with the necessary skills to manage the procurement efficiently and impartially." And development program Bank draws through his report that "through a grant from the Iraq Reconstruction Fund, set up a government contract management of the Iraqi Ministry of Planning strategic partnerships with six public universities located in different parts of the country," explaining that "the idea behind these partnerships , providing professional staff who join the civil service who are properly qualified to apply the principles of economy, efficiency and competition in the process of assigning government contracts. " He points out that "Iraq has asked the World Bank to assist in learning how to develop programs for workers in the area of procurement," pointing out that the World Bank has helped to enter government contracts management in partnership with the University of Paris Quest Nanterre La Defense, France. "It shows that" development program is characterized by diversity in geographic scope, and a multidisciplinary approach, reflecting the nature of government procurement that involves many parties.Government contract management and requested the assistance of the faculties of law, engineering, public administration and business to develop educational programs for purchases in all academic areas. "Confirms the bank" passion and management of government contracts to make sure possession academics responsible for teaching the new procurement methods in Iraq materials own content. "Prepare competencies Iraqi project management and draws Altqrber that "in October / October 2014, I attended a group of 18 professors and administrative Iraqis from Baghdad universities, and Salah al-Din, Sulaymaniyah, and Kufa and Basra intensive program duration of two weeks in Nanterre." Commenting on this partnership, said Fred Yassin, Iraq's ambassador to France, said that "Iraq needs to develop training models like these to provide our students the necessary modern skills for success in the government and others." pointing out that "Iraqi students are the future of the country" has been amended some Iraqi universities of curriculum already included purchases within the academic-based programs. including tunes Izz al-Din Ali al-Saffar, a professor of civil engineering at Baghdad University, which pointed out that "the course obtained in Nanterre proven her and her students," Ahmed Shehadouk, a university professor and director of continuing education Salahaddin University in Erbil, initiated the training courses New in the summer. He said that "the students stuff. And you could Cklhm way you want." And the establishment of this program that the report "mentions may spring from a long engagement with the Bank, which has sought to develop solutions that fit the needs of Iraq in particular, and when discussions began, the Iraqi government approved the construction of individuals working in the field of procurement skills." Said Hamid Ahmed, director of surveillance and coordination among government contracts management, "we put the first building blocks of the program lasted over three years." The report states that "there is an assessment of the needs of the procurement was conducted in 2013, and was one of the key points of this evaluation breadth Ctaajat- there were thousands of government officials and other stakeholders involved in the procurement processes regularly but did not receive the necessary training to do so," pointing out that " the ability to reach them have been limited. " The World Bank noted that "the goal of this special program of capacity building is to address that problem by working with university professors and students," noting that through the report that "the initiative forward-looking in order to provide Iraq with skills purchases in the future, which implicitly recognizes that Iraq will require huge investments in infrastructure infrastructure, water, transportation, energy own, and then you will need a public sector capable of managing and implementing it. "
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