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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.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxiii, 106 pages) : illustrations.
Series RAND Corporation monograph series ; MG1117-1
Rand Corporation monograph series ; MG1117-1.
Books at JSTOR Open Access
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).
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.
Other author Shatz, Howard J., author.
Constant, Louay, author.
Smith, Alexandria C., author.
Kumar, Krishna B., author.
Krull, Heather, author.
Usanov, Artur, author.
Dogo, Harun, author.
Martini, Jeffrey, author.
Rand Corporation. Labor and Population, publisher.
Kurdistān (Iraq). Ḧikûmetî Herêmî Kurdistan-ʻÊraq, sponsor.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Civil service -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Public service employment -- Iraq.
Manpower policy -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Economic development -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Kurdistān (Iraq) -- Economic policy.
Kurdista⁺ѕn (Iraq) -- Economic policy.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780833086334 (electronic bk.)
0833086332 (electronic bk.)