Evaluating Iraq's Provincial Reconstruction Teams While Drawdown Looms

TitelEvaluating Iraq's Provincial Reconstruction Teams While Drawdown Looms
Typ der PublikationBook
Untertitel / SerientitelUSIPeace Briefing
AutorInnenBarber, R, Parker, S
Anzahl Seiten25 pp.
VerlagUnited States Institute of Peace (USIP)

Two USIP specialists recently traveled to Iraq to examine the effectiveness of Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs). Their primary findings were that PRTs play a critical role in facilitating the expenditure of Iraqi funds on Iraqi reconstruction and development. Moreover, the PRTs perform a range of secondary tasks that contribute greatly to the broader US civilian-military effort in Iraq. However, PRTs face a number of administrative and security-related challenges (despite improvement in certain areas) and are also engaged in a number of long-term development activities to which they are poorly suited. This USIPeaceBriefing describes the effort.

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