Cover: Making an Impact in the Kurdistan Region — Iraq

Making an Impact in the Kurdistan Region — Iraq

Summary of Four Studies to Assess the Present and Future Labor Market, Improve Technical Vocational Education and Training, Reform the Health Sector, and Build Data Collection Capacity

Published Feb 3, 2015

by C. Ross Anthony, Louay Constant, Shelly Culbertson, Peter Glick, Krishna B. Kumar, Robin Meili, Melinda Moore, Howard J. Shatz, Georges Vernez


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This executive summary describes key results from four studies carried out by the RAND Corporation as part of Phase II of its work for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The KRG asked RAND to undertake several studies aimed at improving the economic and social development of the Kurdistan Region — Iraq (KRI). RAND's work is intended to help the KRG expand access to high-quality technical and vocational education and training; improve access to and quality of health care through financing policy development, implementation of primary care recommendations, and quality and patient safety assessment and recommendations; assess the present and projected supply of labor and labor demand in the KRI to improve labor market responsiveness to private sector needs; and build capacity at the Kurdistan Region Statistics Office to prepare, conduct, and analyze the first round of the Kurdistan Region Labor Force Survey.

The research documented in these reports and summarized in this volume was sponsored by the KRG and conducted by the RAND Corporation.

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