Each strategic priority has six components:
Current Situation (where are we regarding the priority)
The component showcases the relevant data and statistics that enable the reader from forming an analytic view of the current status of the priority.
The Strategic Development Plan has six priorities. Each priority tackles one of the six strategic objectives of the Province.
The size of this section varies from one priority to the other according to data availability, and subsequently the level and depth of analysis it provides. In spite of the limited availability of accurate data at the level of the Province in the different development areas in general, and in spite of the fact that data are based on statistical surveys through representative samples at the level of Iraq and the level of the Region, which sometimes does not reflect the accurate status of the Province; some priorities and sectors had a better advantage compared to others in terms of the availability of data and statistics, and subsequently their 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 and the level of their accuracy and status of update.
Strategic Goal (where do we want to reach in the future regarding this priority)
After recounting and analyzing the current status of the priority, the statement of the Province’s strategic objective, which illustrates the future direction regarding the priority, is presented.
Challenges and Corrective Interventions (how can we reach the desired future result)
This component is recounted in each component in the form of a table, where the table shows the main challenges related to the priority and the corrective interventions or projects that would remedy the said challenges.
The table also shows the link between the Province’s strategic objective and that of the Region, as it appears in the Kurdistan Vision 2020.
The table shows the number of the regional strategic objective at the top, as it appeared in “Kurdistan Vision 2020” and the number of the Province’s strategic objective as it appears herein.
The areas of challenges reflect the Province’s executive work programs, which are six programs with a number of projects subsumed under each according to its nature:
Legislative and Legal Amendment Program “Legislations” under which all projects and rectifications related to evaluating, updating or amending a legislation or a law fall
Restructuring Program “Restructuring and Management” under which all projects and rectifications related to restructuring, authorities, developing departments and simplifying procedures fall
Human Resources Development Program “Human Resources” under which all projects and rectifications targeting the human element, including staff, skilled workers and labors, fall. This includes matters such as building capabilities, training, developing human resources management systems, exchanging expertise and the like
Studies and Research Provision Program “Research and Studies” all projects and rectifications targeting, providing data, research and studies; including surveys, statistics and so forth, fall under this program
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 objective, while the second digit indicates the number of the Province’s strategic objectives, and the third digit indicates the number of the area of the challenge.
The coding of the corrective interventions/projects is comprised of 4 digits, where 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: Indicate that these challenges are related to the fifth work program “Awareness and Media”
1: Indicate that these challenges are related to the first strategic objective of the Province
4: Indicate that these challenges are related to the fourth strategic objective of the region
Interventions/Projects Code 188.8.131.52
1: Project number 1
5: This falls under the fifth work program “Awareness and Media”
1: and contributes to achieving the first strategic objective of the Province
4: and contributes to achieving the fourth strategic objective of the region
The Policies that the Province will Adopt to Achieve the Goal
In this priority component, we mentioned the policies to be adopted by the Province that would contribute to achieving the strategic objective of the priority, and/or facilitate the implementation of the projects falling under the objective
The Required Legislative Improvements
These are the requirements at the level of legislations which would contribute to achieving the strategic objective, and facilitate the implementation of the projects falling under the objective. This component falls under the jurisdiction of the legislative authority of the Region. It is mentioned due to its importance and for the purpose of using it as guidance by the Region’s legislative authority.
Projects Proposed to the Region’s Government
This component is a summary of the strategic projects that need the will and management of the Region’s government, and would (i.e. these strategic projects) continue the advancement towards achieving the Province’s strategic objective
Reference Documents for the Preparation Process of the Plan:
1- Kurdistan Region of Iraq 2020- A vision for the Future, MoPIC-KRG, Iraq, 2012.
2- Iraq Household Socio-Economic Survey 2012- Summary Indicators of the Region, MoPIC-KRG, Iraq, 2013.
3- Kurdistan Business Agenda 2, Kurdistan Information and Strategic Studies Center (KISSC) and CIPE, 2012.
4- Tourism Master Plan for Kurdistan Region, General Board of Tourism- Kurdistan Regional Government, August 2012.
5- Governorate Profile- Sulaymaniyah, Joint Analysis Unit (JAU), 2013.
6- Building Kurdistan Region -Iraq, the Socio-Economic Infrastructure (SEINA), a Joint Report by the KRG Ministry of Planning and UNDP, Dec 2012.
7- Socio-Economic Indicators in KRG - Socio-Economic Monitoring System, Ministry of Planning. Kurdistan Regional Statistics Office, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, Dec 2012.
8- The National Strategy to Combat Violence Against Women in the Kurdistan Region (2012-2016), the Supreme Council for Women’s Affairs, KRG-Iraq, 14/9/2012 الاستراتيجية الوطنية لمناهضة العنف ضد المرأة في كوردستان(2012-2016)، المجلس الأعلى لشؤون المرأة، حكومة اقليم كوردستان-العراق، 14/9/ 2012 National Strategy for the Advancement of Women in the Kurdistan Region Project (2014- 2024) KRG and UN Women
9- UN Women مشروع الاستراتيجية الوطنية لتنمية المراة في اقليم كوردستان (2014 -- 2024)، حكومة اقليم كورستان و
10-Poverty and Maternal Mortality Mapping (IPMM), 2013-Central Bureau of Statistics and Kurdistan Regional Statistical Office.
11-Sulaymaniyah Province - Statistical Indicators for 2013, Sulaymaniyah Statistical Office.
12-Internally Displaced Persons Registration Report, 1 Aug 2015, UNHCR Protection Section Sulaymaniyah.
13-Refugees Registration Report, 15 Aug 2015, Registration Unit-UNHCR, Sulaymaniyah
14-Presentation by the Governor of Sulaymaniyah, Dr. Aso Fereydoon, in the Iraqi provincial Meeting on 6/9/2015