The United Nations has prepared a comprehensive Briefing Book on Iraq, and presented it to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The book is comprised of two parts:
The first part addresses key policy issues, including: macroeconomic challenges, development planning and prioritization, governance and public sector reform, anti-corruption, private sector development, social protection and the challenges of regional cooperation and internal disputed territories.
The second part focuses on the various sectors and cross-cutting issues, including: human rights protection, civil society and the media, gender mainstreaming, basic social services, water resources management, agriculture, environment, energy, transport and telecommunications and cultural heritage.
There are a total of 16 chapters for each of the policy issues with an outline of the challenges based on analysis of Iraq’s context and experience, a presentation of recent and ongoing policy actions followed by a series of recommendations for further initiatives.