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Final Report: Governance Strengthening Project (GSP/TAQADUM) .

Project Report | December 31, 2017

The front page of the final report titled "Governance Strengthening Project." Includes photo of workers laying a large pipe into the ground.

Beginning in 2011, the USAID Iraq’s Governing Strengthening Project (GSP), known locally as the Taqadum project, engaged with provincial leaders to increase accountability and transparency in local governance and build the capacity of the local government to better provide services to its citizens.

GSP/Taqadum made advances in building the capacity of provincial governments to plan and deliver services with the participation of their constituents. Designed to transfer knowledge and strategies through innovative standardized systems and effective methodologies, the project worked side-by-side with provincial leaders and their staff to develop a unique and wide-ranging set of tools. The transfer of these tools, processes, and methodologies to local governments ensures replication and will sustain Iraq’s provincial government organizational structure far into the future — thus benefitting citizens for generations to come.