Records relating to keyword "Infrastructure"
- Iraq Pipeline Watch
Keywords: Oil Infrastructure Security
Timeline of attacks on Iraqi pipelines, oil installations, and oil personnel, from the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. Frequently updated.
- New GAO testimony on 'Rebuilding Iraq', 28 Sept 2006 (26 Sept 2006)
Keywords: Economic Reconstruction GAO Water Infrastructure Oil Electricity
New congressional testimony by the US federal oversight body, the Government Accountability Office, on the progress of US-funded reconstruction efforts. Reports that (as of August 2006):
- crude oil production is lower than pre-war levels (2.4 million barrels per day (mbpd), compared to the prewar level of 2.6 mbpd)
- electricity generation was at 4,855 megawatts, above the prewar level of 4,300 megawatts, but below the US goal of 6,000 megawatts.
- treated water delivery stands at 1.44 million cubic meters per day, compared to the U.S. goal of 2.4 million cubic meters.
Violence and conflict is blamed for much of this shortfall. But within this uncertain context the GAO found that the US Department of Defense risked inflating the costs and delays of reconstruction further by
- awarding some reconstruction contracts without defining "the work to be performed and its projected costs"
- lacking the necessary personnel to administrate contracts
- circumventing competition rules on awarding contracts by simply adding new, unrelated work to existing contracts (for instance, contracting for translators under an environmental services contract)
- US GAO Testimony: 'Rebuilding Iraq: Enhancing Security, Measuring Program Results And Mantaining Infrastructure Are Necessary to Make Significant and Sustainable Progress' (18 Oct 2005)
Keywords: Reconstruction Infrastructure Economic development Security
Report by the US Government Accountability Office investigating US progress in rebuilding Iraq. Notes the difficulting in maintaining infrastructure projects, and the difficulty of measuring progress. Recommends that Iraq will probably need signifcantly more than the $56bn estimated previously by the World Bank, due to unforseen looting, sabotage and lower than expected oil revenues. Finds that data collected is incomplete, citing for example that the Department of State reports on number of water projects completed, but not on the condition of the water supply to Iraqi people. A summary can be found here.
- Report by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (Sept 2004)
Keywords: Opinion polls Reconstruction Security Economic development Infrastructure Civil society Healthcare Education
'Progress or Peril? Measuring Iraq’s Reconstruction'
"The report, conducted over six months, measures the progress of Iraq’s reconstruction in security, governance, services, economic opportunity, health care, and education, according to an analysis of hundreds of data points drawn from 60 media sources, 17 public and officials sources, 16 polls, and nearly 400 interviews with Iraqis. The report is based partly on the field research of seven Iraqi interviewers who surveyed hundreds of Iraqis in 15 cities across the country between June 12 and June 27."