Health Sector Reform in the Kurdistan Region Iraq

This report summarizes work on health financing, primary care, and quality and patient safety in Kurdistan: policy options, plans to achieve policy objectives, and implementation of a new management information system.

Health Sector Reform in the Kurdistan Region   Iraq

This report summarizes work on health financing, primary care, and quality and patient safety in Kurdistan: policy options, plans to achieve policy objectives, and implementation of a new management information system.

Health Sector Reform in the Kurdistan Region Iraq

Since 2010, RAND has worked with the Kurdistan Regional Government to improve its health care system. This phase focused on a primary care management information system, physician dual practice reform, and patient safety training.

Health Sector Reform in the Kurdistan Region  Iraq

Since 2010, RAND has worked with the Kurdistan Regional Government to improve its health care system. This phase focused on a primary care management information system, physician dual practice reform, and patient safety training.

Strengthening Health Care in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Since 2010, RAND researchers have worked with the Kurdistan Regional Government to improve its health care system.

Strengthening Health Care in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Since 2010, RAND researchers have worked with the Kurdistan Regional Government to improve its health care system. This phase focused on a primary care management information system, physician dual practice reform, and patient safety training.

Making an Impact in the Kurdistan Region Iraq

This executive summary describes key results from four studies carried out by the RAND Corporation for the Kurdistan Regional Government. These studies aim to improve the economic and social development of the Kurdistan Region—Iraq.

Making an Impact in the Kurdistan Region  Iraq

This executive summary describes key results from four studies carried out by the RAND Corporation for the Kurdistan Regional Government. These studies aim to improve the economic and social development of the Kurdistan Region—Iraq.

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Iraq IDP Crisis Overview.” Ross Anthony, C., Melinda, Moore, Lee H. Hilborne, and Andrew W. Mulcahy. 2014. “Health Sector Reform in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Financing Reform, Primary Care, and Patient Safety.” RAND Corporation.

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq

The Kurdistan region of Iraq is facing an economic and humanitarian crisis as a result of the influx of Syrian refugees which began in 2012 and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 2014. The region's population increased by 28 percent over a short period, placing strains on the local economy, host community, and access to public services. This book provides national and regional policy makers with a technical assessment of the impact and stabilization costs needed for 2015 associated with the influx of refugees and IDPs. The stabilization cost for 2015 is estimated at US$1.4 billion in additional spending above and beyond the region's budget. This estimate could significantly increase should the crisis persist longer. The study highlights how prices and unemployment have increased, and refugees and IDPs entering the labor market are pushing wages down. A surge in violence led to supply side shocks. The ISIS crisis has had a significant effect on trade of goods and services. Transportation routes were disrupted. Foreign direct investment flows have declined and operations of foreign enterprises have been adversely affected. Disruption of public investment projects have had a negative impact on the economy. Based on the World Bank estimates, economic growth contracted by 5 percentage points in the region and the poverty rate more than doubled, rising from 3.5 percent to 8.1 percent. While the government has been responsive to addressing the needs of the displaced population up until now, more resources are needed to avert this humanitarian crisis and address the needs of the displaced population in the medium- and long-term. The report is an outcome of close collaboration between a wide spectrum of World Bank experts and regional government institutions and international partners.

Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region WHO HB SPECIAL EDITION

Iraq, whose hospital-oriented health system has not been modernized for decades, expanded its PHC network by 60% ... prevent a proper referral system to operate.28 Along with the Kurdistan Region, Iraq has adopted Family Practice as its ...

Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region WHO HB SPECIAL EDITION

This is the first book to analyze in depth the current causes of shortage of family physicians and the relative weakness of the family practice model in many countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Focusing on engagement with the private health sector in scaling up family practice, the book explores why primary health care can make the difference and how it can be introduced and strengthened. Comparative experiences from around the world put the EMR in context, while the book also highlights where the EMR is special – in particular, the burden for health care of refugees and displaced persons, and the need of public-private partnerships.

Public Health in the Arab World

With UN support, the health system is currently undergoing major reform as part of broader public service reform ... The technical limitations at the Ministry of Health, Kurdistan Regional Government, and Governorate levels should be ...

Public Health in the Arab World

This volume reviews the public health concerns and challenges specific to the complex Arab world from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Historical Dictionary of the Kurds

“The Economic Marginalization of Turkey's Kurds: The Failed Promise of Modernization and Reform.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 18 (April 1998): ... “Medical Education and Health Care in Iraqi Kurdistan in the Last Four Decades.

Historical Dictionary of the Kurds

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Kurds greatly expands on the first edition through an updated chronology, an introductory essay, an expanded bibliography, maps, photos, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics.

Kurdistan Investment and Business Guide Volume 1 Strategic and Practical Information

One fifth of families in Iraq are deprived from basic health needs satisfaction, and rural areas are more ... with the direction of MoH plan to reform the health system, let alone weak legislation and laws governing the environment. 10.

Kurdistan Investment and Business Guide Volume 1 Strategic and Practical Information

Kurdistan Investment and Business Guide - Strategic and Practical Information

Doing Business and Investing in Kurdistan Guide Volume 1 Strategic Practical Information and Opportunities

One fifth of families in Iraq are deprived from basic health needs satisfaction, and rural areas are more ... with the direction of MoH plan to reform the health system, let alone weak legislation and laws governing the environment. 10.

Doing Business and Investing in Kurdistan Guide Volume 1 Strategic  Practical Information and Opportunities

2011 Updated Reprint. Updated Annually. Doing Business and Investing in Kurdistan Guide

Oil and National Identity in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Under the Ba'ath Party, the country as a whole was a centralised and socialist state providing health care, education, and employment in the public sector, with the bulk of state revenues being generated through oil production.

Oil and National Identity in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Examining the interplay between the oil economy and identity politics using the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as a case study, this book tells the untold story of how extractivism in the Kurdish autonomous region is interwoven in a mosaic of territorial disputes, simmering ethnic tensions, dynastic rule, party allegiances, crony patronage, and divergent visions about nature. Since the ousting of Saddam Hussein, the de-facto borders of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have repeatedly changed, with energy interests playing a major role in such processes of territorialisation. However, relatively little research exists on the topic. This book provides a timely, empirical analysis of the intersections between extractive industries, oil imaginaries, and identity formation in one of the most coveted energy frontiers worldwide. It shines a light on relations between the global production networks of petro-capitalism and extractive localities. Besides the strained federal relationship with the Iraqi central government, the transformative effects the petroleum industry has had on Kurdish society are also explored in depth. Moreover, the book fills a gap in the literature on Kurdish Studies, which has devoted scant attention to energy-related issues in the re-imagination of Kurdish self-determination. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of the extractive industries, energy studies, conflict studies, Middle Eastern politics, and political ecology.

Iraq Country Study Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments

To date, seven women NGOs have been awarded grants to support vulnerable women in Baghdad, Kirkuk, Karbala and Kurdistan Region. The Primary Health Care Program in Iraq is designed to support the Government of Iraq to achieve its ...

Iraq Country Study Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments

Iraq Country Study Guide - Strategic Information and Developments Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments

The Kurdish Quasi State

and communications that expanded trade and advanced socioeconomic reform, including health care services, ... the Iraqi state but wreaked havoc on the agricultural sector, particularly in the Kurdistan Region (Barwari 2002, 68–69).

The Kurdish Quasi State

Despite ongoing instability and underdevelopment in post-Saddam Iraq, some parts of the country have realized relative security and growth. The Kurdish north, once an isolated outpost for the Iraqi army and local militia, has become an internationally recognized autonomous region. In The Kurdish Quasi-State, Natali explains the nature of this transformation and how it has influenced the relationship between the Kurdistan region and Iraq’s central government. This much-needed scholarship focuses on foreign aid as helping to create and sustain the Kurdish quasi-state. It argues that the generous nature of external assistance to the Kurdistan region over time has given it new forms of legitimacy and leverage in the country. Since 2003 the Kurdistan region has gained representation in the central government and developed commercial, investment, and political ties with regional states and foreign governments.

Iraq in Crisis

The Iraqi Kurdistan Region's (IKR) autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) passed its own oil law in 2007, ... oil sector and a mechanism to equitably divide oil revenues within the nation, although these reforms are still under ...

Iraq in Crisis

Iraq is a nation in crisis bordering on civil war. The country now faces growing violence, a steady rise in Sunni Islamist extremism, an increasingly authoritarian leader that favors Iraq’s Sunnis, and growing ethnic tension between Arabs and Kurds. The recent Iraqi election offers little promise that it can correct the corruption, the weaknesses in its security forces, and the critical failures in governance, economic development, and leadership. The problems Iraq faces in 2014 are a legacy of mistakes made during and after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, but increasingly the nation is dealing with the self-inflicted wounds of its leaders who abuse human rights, repress opposing factions, and misuse the Iraqi police and security forces to their own end.

Key Facts on Iraq

Broader economic development, longterm fiscal health, and sustained improvements in the overall standard of living ... The Iraqi Kurdistan Region's (IKR) autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) passed its own oil law in 2007, ...

Key Facts on Iraq

Learn everything you need to about the Islamic Republic of Iraq! The Key Facts on Iraq provides readers with essential statistical and business information on the Middle Eastern country, including: -Background of Iraq -Geography of Iraq -People and Society of Iraq -Government and Key Leaders of Iraq -Economy of Iraq -Energy Resources of Iraq -Communications in Iraq -Transportation in Iraq -Military of Iraq -Transnational Issues of Iraq The Internationalist Business Guides provide crucial up-to-date facts on countries around the world. Visit us at www.internationalist.com

The World Factbook

... Council of Iraq or ISCI [ Ammar al - HAKIM ) ; Kurdistan Democratic Party or KDP [ Kurdistan Regional Government ... structural reforms , such as bank restructuring and developing the private sector , would be important steps in ...

The World Factbook


Public Sector Reform in the Middle East and North Africa

Sudan, Iraq, Islamic State), and some populations or regions remained inside the state borders but mostly relied on ... essential resources like water, health care, reasonably priced food, education, job opportunities, and security.

Public Sector Reform in the Middle East and North Africa

Critical examinations of efforts to make governments more efficient and responsive Political upheavals and civil wars in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have obscured efforts by many countries in the region to reform their public sectors. Unwieldy, unresponsive—and often corrupt—governments across the region have faced new pressure, not least from their publics, to improve the quality of public services and open up their decisionmaking processes. Some of these reform efforts were under way and at least partly successful before the outbreak of the Arab Spring in 2010. Reform efforts have continued in some countries despite the many upheavals since then. This book offers a comprehensive assessment of a wide range of reform efforts in nine countries. In six cases the reforms targeted core systems of government: Jordan's restructuring of cabinet operations, the Palestinian Authority’s revision of public financial management, Morocco's voluntary retirement program, human resource management reforms in Lebanon, an e-governance initiative in Dubai, and attempts to improve transparency in Tunisia. Five other reform efforts tackled line departments of government, among them Egypt's attempt to improve tax collection and Saudi Arabia's work to improve service delivery and bill collection. Some of these reform efforts were more successful than others. This book examines both the good and the bad, looking not only at what each reform accomplished but at how it was implemented. The result is a series of useful lessons on how public sector reforms can be adopted in MENA.

Building Back Better

Sustainable Mental Health Care after Emergencies WHO coordination and supervision Mark van Ommeren (Scientist, ... Aqila Noori (WHO/ Iraq Office in Amman), and Nezar Ismet Taib (Mental Health Centre, Duhok, Kurdistan region, Iraq).

Building Back Better

In spite of their tragic nature, and notwithstanding the human suffering they create, emergency situations are also opportunities to build better mental health care. The surge of aid, combined with sudden, focused attention on the mental health of the population, creates unparalleled opportunities to transform mental health care for the long term. By publishing this information, the World Health Organization ensures that those faced with emergencies do not miss the opportunity for mental health reform. Emergencies are not only mental health tragedies, but also powerful catalysts for achieving sustainable mental health care in affected communities. We do not know where the next major emergency will be, but we do know that those affected will have the opportunity to build back better. Reading this publication is an excellent way to prepare for and respond to that eventuality. The ten cases that form the core of this report show how it can be done. Early commitment towards a longer-term perspective for mental health reform is key to success. The report summarizes lessons learned and key overlapping practices emerging from these experiences.