Each strategic priority comprises six components:
1- Current Status (where are we now regarding the priority)
• This component showcases the relevant data and statistics enabling the reader from forming an analytic
view of the priority’s current status.
• The Strategic Development Plan has six priorities. Each priority tackles one of the six strategic goals of the
The size of this section varies from one priority to another according to data availability, hence the level
and depth of analysis it provides. Both limited availability of thorough data at the Governorate level in the
different areas of development in general are limited, and the fact that data are based on statistical surveys
through representative samples taken at the national level and the Region level, may sometimes result
in not reflecting the exact status in the Governorate. However, some priorities and sectors had a better
advantage compared to others in terms of the availability of data and statistics, and subsequently the ability
to provide integrated analysis of the priority. Therefore, it is worthwhile noting that the quality of this
component varies from one priority to another according to the degree of data availability, their accuracy
level, and status of update.
2- Strategic Goal (where do we want to be in the future in terms of this priority) After recounting and analyzing the status of the priority, the statement of the Governorate strategic goal,
which illustrates the future direction regarding the priority, is presented.
3- Challenges and Corrective Interventions (how can we achieve the desired future result)
• This component is recounted in each component in the form of a table showing the key challenges related to the priority and the corrective interventions or projects that would address such challenges.
• The table also shows the link between the Governorate strategic goal and that of the Region, as it appears in the Kurdistan Vision 2020.
• The table shows the number of the regional strategic goal at the top, as it appeared in “Kurdistan Vision 2020” and the number of the Governorate strategic goal as it appears in this document.
Areas of challenges reflect the Governorate agenda of implementation, which are six programs with
a number of projects subsumed under each project according to its nature:
1- Legislative and Legal Amendment Program “Legislations”, which includes all projects and rectifications related to evaluating, updating or amending a legislation or a law.
2- Restructuring Program “Restructuring and Administration”, which includes all projects and rectifications related to restructuring, authorities, developing departments and simplifying procedures.
3- Human Resources Development Program “Human Resources”, which includes all projects and rectifications targeting the human element, including staff, skilled workers and labor. This covers issues like capacity building, training, developing human resources management systems, exchanging expertise and
4- Studies and Research Provision Program “Research and Studies”, which includes all projects and rectifications
targeting provision of data, research and studies; including surveys, statistics and so forth.
5- Awareness and Media Program, which includes all projects and rectifications targeting public awareness through media and other means, in addition to anything related to developing media and its tools.
6- Technical/ Sectoral Projects Program “Technical”, which includes all sectoral technical projects and rectifications relating to the priority area, and would contribute to achieving goals of the strategic priority.
Some sectors intersect with more than one priority; therefore, sectoral projects are distributed over the six areas of priority for the Governorate.
The coding that was given to each of the challenges and interventions has indications: The code of challenges has three digits, from left to right; the first digit indicates the number of the regional goal, while the second digit indicates the number of the Governorate strategic goal, and the third digit indicates the number of the challenge area.
The coding of the corrective interventions/projects is comprised of 4 digits: the first three digits are identical to the challenge code mentioned above, while the fourth digit reflects the number of the project/intervention.
Challenge Code 4.1.5
5: Indicates that these challenges are related to the fifth work program “Awareness and Media”
1: Indicates that challenges are related to the first strategic goal of the Governorate
4: Indicates that challenges are related to the fourth strategic goal of the Governorate
Interventions/Projects Code 18.104.22.168
1: Project number 1
5: which falls under the fifth work program “Awareness and Media”
1: and contributes to achieving the first strategic goal of the Governorate
4: and contributes to achieving the fourth strategic goal of the region
1- Policies that will be Adopt by the Governorate to Achieve the Goal
In this priority component, we mentioned the policies to be adopted by the Governorate and would contribute to achieving the strategic goal of the priority, and/or facilitate the implementation of the projects falling under the goal.
2- The Required Legislative Improvements
These are the requirements at the level of legislations, which would contribute to achieving the strategic goal, and facilitate the implementation of projects falling under the goal. This component falls under the jurisdiction of the legislative authority of the Region. However, it is mentioned due to its importance and to be used it as guidance by the Region’s legislative authority.
3- Projects Proposed to the Region’s Government
This component is a summary of the strategic projects that require the will and management of the Region’s Government. Moreover, such strategic projects would continue the progression towards achieving the Governorate strategic goal.