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Author Hansen, Michael L., author

Title Strategies for private-sector development and civil-service reform in the Kurdistan Region - Iraq / Michael L. Hansen, Howard J. Shatz, Louay Constant, Alexandria C. Smith, Krishna B. Kumar, Heather Krull, Artur Usanov, with Harun Dogo, Jeffrey Martini
Published Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 106 pages) : illustrations
Series RAND Corporation monograph series ; MG1117-1
Rand Corporation monograph series ; MG1117-1
Contents Introduction -- Methods, information sources, and data -- Employment in the Kurdistan Region-Iraq -- Fostering private-sector development: taking advantage of private investment and reforming the enabling environment -- Fostering private-sector development: outsourcing and privatization of government functions -- Skills and education of civil-service employees -- The civil-service compensation system and personnel policies. -- Strategies for voluntary civil-service separation -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: Estimates of necessary job growth in the KRI -- Appendix B: Differences in language proficiency and educational attainment
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
Notes "MG-1117-1-KRG"--Page 4 of cover
"Sponsored by the Kurdistan Regional Government."
At head of title: Kurdistan Regional Government, Ministry of Planning
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-106)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed June 30, 2014)
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Subject Civil service -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Economic development -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Manpower policy -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Public service employment -- Iraq.
Kurdistan -- Economic policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Constant, Louay, author
Dogo, Harun, author
Krull, Heather, author
Kumar, Krishna B., author
Martini, Jeffrey, author
Shatz, Howard J., author
Smith, Alexandria C., author
Usanov, Artur, author
Kurdistān (Iraq). Ḧikûmetî Herêmî Kurdistan-ʻÊraq, sponsor
Rand Corporation. Labor and Population, publisher
LC no. 2014937295
ISBN 0833086332 (electronic bk.)
9780833086334 (electronic bk.)