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Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team Handbook

Newsletter 11-03
December 2010

CALL Handbook 11-03: Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team Handbook

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The government of Iraq is successfully transitioning from combating an insurgency and rebuilding its infrastructure to a strong sovereign state that no longer requires U.S. government assistance. Key to this success is the provincial reconstruction team (PRT).

PRTs were established as a result of the need to develop the infrastructure and build the capacity necessary for the Iraqi people to succeed in a post-conflict environment. PRTs have become an integral part of the long-term strategy to transition the lines of security, governance, and economics to the Iraqi people.

As the PRT effort draws to a close and transitions its efforts to provincial governments, it remains vital that new personnel are familiar with the concepts, structure, and management of PRTs and the lessons learned and best practices established by their predecessors.

This handbook focuses on Iraq PRTs. The information contained in this handbook comes from multiple sources inside and outside the U.S. government, with the understanding that the manner in which PRTs operate has changed and evolved over time.

The intent of this publication is to share knowledge, support discussion, and impart lessons and information in an expeditious manner. This Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) publication is not a doctrinal product. The information is written by U.S. government employees for those individuals who will serve in a stability and reconstruction environment.

Special thanks to all the individuals who assisted in the collection and presentation of this information. In particular, thanks to the interagency contributors from Department of State, Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Agency for International Development for providing invaluable assistance in gathering information to share with PRT practitioners in training and in the field. Finally, thanks to members of CALL's collection teams and theater observers for providing updated field input.

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