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Iraq: Reconstruction Assistance [Updated February 22, 2007]   [open pdf - 246KB]

From the Summary: "On June 28, 2004, the entity implementing assistance programs, the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), dissolved, and sovereignty was returned to Iraq. U.N. Security Council Resolution 1546 of June 8, 2004, returned control of assets held in the Development Fund for Iraq to the government of Iraq. U.S. economic assistance now provided through the U.S. embassy while security aid is chiefly managed by the Pentagon. Many reconstruction efforts on the ground are completed or ongoing, but security concerns have slowed progress. Of the roughly $36 billion in appropriated funds from all accounts directed at reconstruction purposes, about 33% has been targeted at infrastructure projects - roads, sanitation, electric power, oil production, etc. About 44% is being used to train and equip Iraqi security forces. A range of programs - accounting for roughly 23% of total appropriations - are in place to offer expert advice to the Iraqi government, establish business centers, provide school books and vaccinations, etc. The report will be updated as events warrant. For discussion of the Iraq political situation, see CRS [Congressional Research Service] Report RL31339, 'Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security,' by Kenneth Katzman."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL31833
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2007-02-22
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