Strategies for private-sector development and civil-service reform in the Kurdistan Region - Iraq

This monograph provides strategies to increase private-sector employment, including ways to reemploy civil-service workers in the private sector, in the Kurdistan Region - Iraq. Prepared for and at the request of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), this monograph is based on a variety of resear...

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Main Authors: Hansen, Michael L., Shatz, Howard J. (Author), Constant, Louay (Author), Smith, Alexandria C. (Author)
Corporate Authors: Rand Corporation Labor and Population, Kurdistān (Iraq) Ḧikûmetî Herêmî Kurdistan-ʻÊraq
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA Rand Corporation 2014©2014, 2014
Series:RAND Corporation monograph series
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This monograph provides strategies to increase private-sector employment, including ways to reemploy civil-service workers in the private sector, in the Kurdistan Region - Iraq. Prepared for and at the request of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), this monograph is based on a variety of research methods and analyses. These include a review of the existing literature, analyses of survey data, analysis of Kurdistan regional and Iraqi national documents and laws, and a qualitative assessment of numerous conversations with government officials and private-sector employers. The KRG can develop its private sector by removing obstacles to starting or expanding a business, by identifying sectors for which conditions are particularly favorable for private-sector growth and supporting them, and by outsourcing and privatizing some functions that the KRG currently performs. However, private-sector growth does not guarantee that civil-service workers will leave for private-sector employment. Civil-service workers will need the qualifications necessary for private-sector jobs and will have to expect that the benefits of private-sector employment outweigh the benefits of civil-service employment. At the same time, as the KRG devises methods for encouraging civil-service workers to leave for the private sector, a key challenge will be to ensure that the most productive employees stay with the KRG in order to ensure the proper functioning of government
Item Description:"MG-1117-1-KRG"--Page 4 of cover. - "Sponsored by the Kurdistan Regional Government.". - At head of title: Kurdistan Regional Government, Ministry of Planning
Physical Description:xxiii, 106 pages illustrations
ISBN:0833085913
9780833085917