GSP/TAQADUM

Since its inception in 2011, USAID/Iraq\’s GSP/Taqadum Project has engaged with provincial leaders to increase accountability and transparency in local governance and improve provincial-level service delivery. The key element throughout the project has been building the capacity of the local government to better provide services to its citizens. Learn More

  • 441
    No. of SHORT-TERM
    SOLUTIONS IMPLEMENTED
  • 15
    AFAD
    ESTABLISHED
  • 1,630
    NUMBER OF
    TRAINED EMPLOYEES
  • 2,283
    Sub-national entities
    receiving GSP/Taqadum
    assistance

MAJOR ELEMENTS

  • Transfer of Functions – develop/implement an Intergovernmental Coordination Implementation Plan (ICIP) by way of consensus, which identifies tasks, services, and competencies to be gradually transferred from the federal to provincial levels of government, based on Article 45 of Law 21, as amended, and supported by legal, administrative, and financial frameworks. GSP/Taqadum works in cooperation with the various levels of government to apply these plans and frameworks, as well as build their capacity and system to successfully and sustainably complete the transfer process.

  • Delivery of Citizen-centered Community Services – develop/implement Service Delivery Improvement Plans (SDIPs). GSP/Taqadum works in cooperation with local government entities to complete and apply plans that will deliver citizen-centered services (municipality, sewer, water, primary education, and primary health care) in the provincial communities to actually improve the lives of the Iraqi people.
  • 70%
    TOTAL FUNCTIONS
    TO BE TRANSFERRED
    TO DIRECTORATES

GSP, more commonly known as Taqadum, the Arabic word for "moving forward", is partnering with officials and staff in provincial councils and governors’ offices across Iraq to improve government service delivery to citizens by strengthening provincial and local government’s institutional capacity

  • 136
    EMPLOYEES
  • 97%
    LOCAL EMPLOYEES
  • 6
    YEARS PROJECT
  • TAQADUM
    MANAGED AND OPERATED
    BY IRAQIS

Our Latest Weekly Report: USAID – Taqadum Weekly Report, D 500, July 19-25, 2017