The Ministry of Planning discusses with the sectoral authorities the response and recovery plan
The Ministry of Planning held an expanded workshop, with the participation of representatives of ministries and entities not associated with a ministry, to discuss what was included in the response and recovery plan, which was prepared by the Ministry in cooperation with the relevant authorities.
The Undersecretary, Dr. Maher Hammad Johan, who attended the workshop, said that the response and recovery plan consists of three main axes: the economic axis, the social axis, and the spatial axis, and in each of these three axes, a set of policies and procedures, indicating that the plan The plan, which was prepared in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program, is a short-term implementation plan aimed at responding quickly and recovering from the effects of the complex crisis represented by the low oil prices and the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, pointing out that the response and recovery plan is not an alternative to the national development plan ( 2018-2022), but rather is complementary to its general steps and directions.
The workshop, in which representatives of the governorates, universities, civil society organizations and the private sector participated, through electronic windows, in-depth discussions on the mechanisms for their implementation, while Dr. Alaa Eddin Jaafar, Director General of the Economic Policy Department at the Ministry of Planning, reviewed the economic reality that Iraq is currently witnessing, and the effects resulting from Compound crisis, and possible solutions.
For her part, the Director General of the Department of Human Development, Dr. Maha Abdul Karim Al-Rawi, gave a presentation in which she addressed the effects of the complex crisis on various segments of society, referring to the effects of the pandemic on the health sector and the social reality in Iraq.
As for the Director General of the Regional and Local Planning Department at the Ministry of Planning, Dr. Muhammad Al-Sayed, he shed light on the reality of rural and spatial development in Iraq, and the extent to which it is linked to the basic infrastructure and services and is affected by the pandemic, explaining the effect of spatial gaps in determining the depth of the impact of the rest of the sectors, as a result of the complex crisis He referred to the plans and policies adopted by the Ministry to advance the agricultural sector and achieve rural development in the country.