PUBLIC POLICY DEVELOPMENT GUIDE FOR IRAQI LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

The Iraqi Constitution and the Law of Provinces not Incorporated in Region (Law 21 of 2008 as amended) sets a role for Local Governments as actors developing local public policies. This role is to be played in the areas of the shared competences in coordination or cooperation with the federal ministries. This role includes making local laws and the adoption of policies that are in the interests of the public in the local government area. Public policy will reflect this interest in a publicly accountable way.