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Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)
April 30, 2009 Quarterly Report to Congress

The Changing Face of Iraq Reconstruction

Ambassador Christopher Hill has been confi rmed as the new U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, assuming leadership of diplomacy, development, and continuing reconstruction eff orts. He arrives in Baghdad to take on a variety of signifi cant challenges, including:

  • Reconciling Kurdish-Arab divisions, which are worsening, particularly with regard to Kirkuk
  • helping Iraq fi ght the problem of corruption in national and local governments, which prime Minister al-Maliki has acknowledged as serious and significant
  • adapting the reconstruction mission to a changing U.S. security posture, which will affect the U.S civilian presence, particularly the Provincial Reconstruction Teams
  • assisting Iraq in responding to its faltering GDP, which has been constricted by the collapse in world oil prices

Notwithstanding these daunting challenges, Ambassador Hill inherits an Iraq more stable and prosperous than the country his three preceding Chiefs of Mission encountered. Th e security environment is generally safer now than at any time since the 2003 invasion, the GOI recently approved its largest budget in six years, and the January 31 provincial elections were a success.


SIGIR April 30, 2009 Quarterly Report to Congress - Cover


File Name File Size Date
April 30, 2009 Quarterly Report to Congress 5,915 KB 4/30/09
Highlights from the Report 1,799 KB 4/30/09
Iraq Reconstruction Graph 712 KB 4/30/09
Message From the IG 241 KB 4/30/09
Section 1 SIGIR Observations 1,020 KB 4/30/09
Section 2 Update on Iraq Reconstruction 1,823 KB 4/30/09
Section 3 Reconstruction by Province 1,712 KB 4/30/09
Section 4 SIGIR Oversight 1,712 KB 4/30/09
Section 5 Other Agency Oversight 314 KB 4/30/09
Acronyms and Definitions 384 KB 4/30/09
Endnotes 402 KB 4/30/09
List of Contracts (Excel)
6,714 KB
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All Appendices 1,338 KB 4/30/09
Appendix A - Cross-reference of Report to Statutory Requirements 104 KB 4/30/09
Appendix B - Impact of SIGIR Operations 85 KB 4/30/09
Appendix C - Cross-reference of SIGIR Budget Terms 51 KB 4/30/09
Appendix D - Sector Cross-reference 60 KB 4/30/09
Appendix E - U.S. Appropriated Funds 188 KB 4/30/09
Appendix F - Iraqi Funds Obligated By CPA For Reconstruction 85 KB 4/30/09
Appendix G - International Support for Iraq 146 KB 4/30/09
Appendix H - Completed SIGIR Audits 131 KB 4/30/09
Appendix I - Completed SIGIR Inspections 81 KB 4/30/09
Appendix J - Suspensions and Debarments 140 KB 4/30/09
Appendix K - Detailed Summary of Other Agency Oversight 353 KB 4/30/09
Appendix L - Summary of U.S. Oversight in Iraq 148 KB 4/30/09



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