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Iraq: Recent Developments in Reconstruction Assistance [Updated May 5, 2006]   [open pdf - 149KB]

"Many reconstruction efforts on the ground are underway, but security concerns have slowed progress considerably. Of the nearly $29 billion in appropriated funds from all accounts directed at reconstruction purposes, close to 40% is targeted at infrastructure projects- roads, sanitation, electric power, oil production, etc. About 38% is used to train and equip Iraqi security forces. A range of programs- accounting for roughly 22% of appropriations- are in place to offer expert advice to the Iraqi government, establish business centers, rehabilitate schools and health clinics, provide school books and vaccinations, etc. Of the nearly $21 billion appropriated to the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund in the FY2003 and 2004 supplementals, $19.0 billion had been obligated and $14.3 billion spent by early May 2006."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL31833
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2006-05-05
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