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Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Description: This is the website for the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. SIGIR provides oversight for Iraq reconstruction programs and operations. Specifically, SIGIR is mandated with the oversight responsibility of the use, and potential misuse, of the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund (IRRF) and all obligations, expenditures, and revenues associated with reconstruction and rehabilitation activities in Iraq. SIGIR reports administratively to the Secretaries of State and Defense and provides quarterly and semi-annual reports directly to the U.S. Congress. The website includes all the quarterly and semi-annual reports submitted to Congress, as well as other reports about audits, investigations, inspections, and evaluations. Additionally, it includes a video archive and statements of testimonies before the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate committees.
Date: 2013
Creator: Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (U.S.)
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Iraq Reconstruction: Better Data Needed to Assess Iraq's Budget Execution

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The President's New Way Forward in Iraq identified Iraq's inability to spend its resources to rebuild infrastructure and deliver essential services as a critical economic challenge to Iraq's self-reliance. Further, Iraq's ability to spend its $10.1 billion capital projects budget in 2007 was one of the 18 benchmarks used to assess U.S. progress in stabilizing and rebuilding Iraq. This report (1) examines data the U.S. embassy used to determine the extent to which the government of Iraq spent its 2007 capital projects budget, (2) identifies factors affecting the Iraqi government's ability to spend these funds, and (3) describes U.S. government efforts to assist the Iraqi government in spending its capital projects funds. For this effort, GAO reviewed Iraqi government budget data and information on provincial spending collected by the U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Teams. GAO also interviewed officials from the departments of the Treasury, Defense, State, and other agencies and organizations."
Date: January 15, 2008
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department