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Accession Number ADA591527
Title Iraq Reconstruction: Lessons from Auditing U.S.-funded Stabilization and Reconstruction Activities.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 70p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In April 2003, the United States completed initial combat operations in Iraq, defeating Iraqi forces and overthrowing Saddam Hussein. That month also marked the beginning of U.S. efforts to provide relief and reconstruction assistance to the war-torn country. As of the end of June 2012, the U.S. government had appropriated or otherwise made available $60.45 billion to support assistance efforts in Iraq. Nearly $51.46 billion, or more than 85% of the funding, was provided through five major funds the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund (IRRF), Iraq Security Forces Fund (ISFF), Economic Support Fund (ESF), Commander s Emergency Response Program (CERP), and International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) account. These major funds sought to meet a variety of Iraqi needs, including the reconstruction of infrastructure, the development of security forces, the promotion of economic and political stability, the institution of the rule of law, and the provision of humanitarian relief. The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), created in May 2003, served for 14 months as the interim entity for the governance of Iraq. It developed, implemented, and oversaw initial reconstruction activities, including the expenditure of U.S. and Iraqi funds. Six months after the CPA started the reconstruction mission, the Congress created an Office of Inspector General within the CPA. The Inspector General eventually was appointed in late January 2004, and he made two trips to Iraq within the following 30 days. The urgent oversight needs identified during those trips led him to deploy two tiger teams of auditors to Baghdad, who were on the ground and working by mid-March 2004.
Keywords Auditing
Law enforcement
Lessons learned
Military assistance
Military forces(Foreign)
National defense
Political science
Security personnel
United states

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
92 - Behavior & Society
92E - International Relations
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Office of the Assistant Inspector General, (DoD), Arlington, VA. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1411
Contract Number N/A

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