BAGHDAD (Reuters) -
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) senior adviser Thomas Stahl said on Saturday that his agency, along with two other parties, would monitor the money given to Iraq to ensure it was spent properly.
"The United States will provide $ 150 million to Iraq as a grant through UNDP," Stahl told Al-Ghad Press. "We traveled to Erbil and Nineveh to set up a mechanism for distributing funds."
He added that "last year we have provided 115 million dollars reached the provinces of Anbar, Salahuddin, Erbil and others," noting that "the total has been submitted during the past year and the current reached 265 million dollars."
"We are in direct contact with the United Nations Development Program," he said, noting that "the final report will provide how to provide such assistance."
He pointed out that "the parties that will monitor the money allocated to Iraq is UNDP and the United States Agency for Development and the United Nations, in order to reach the place allocated to them."
He explained that "financial assistance to Iraq in 2007, 2008 and 2009 is greater than in the years 2013 and 2014 because the government was able to help the people."
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