Local and Regional Development Directorate Tasks

Regional planning is one of the methods of scientific task that is used in planning for sustainable development to achieve a degree of balance in the distribution of the various projects and investments Economic, Social and Urban between the provinces of Iraq, where he focuses on the spatial dimensions of the development process for the various sectors (agricultural / industrial / transportation, buildings and services) through pursuit of economic efficiency in the signing of development projects in the provinces according to comparative advantage, as well as the achievement of social justice in the provision of basic services in accordance with the planning standards for the distribution of services.

Tasks:-

Regional and local development Directorate works for tasks related to the spatial dimensions of the development process for the various economic sectors and the public and private sectors and the tasks can be summarized as follows:

  • Reducing the disparity between the provinces (balanced spatial development).
  • Focus on economic development in urban and backward areas.
  • Continue to determine how the development indicators and all the provinces using techniques (GIS) and in coordination with the Center for Information Systems (GIS) in the Central Bureau of Statistics.
  • Continue to update the database development and all the provinces.
  • Continue to assess the pattern of spatial distribution within the curriculum and sectoral investment plans.
  • Build urban system for volumes of Iraqi cities in cooperation and coordination with the relevant authorities.
  • Continue to implement development strategies for the provinces.
  • Continue to express an opinion and advice in all matters presented to the department in the field of spatial development, sustainable development and local planning and other areas.
  • Develop strategies and development policies and spatial dimensions of the overall sectoral spatial development within the plan.
  • Preparing strategies and policies of urban and rural development.
  • Locate all development projects and in coordination with the concerned authorities through the Committee of the allocation of land for development projects and investment in the Ministry of State for Provincial Affairs.
  • Prioritizing the overall development and sectoral spatially at the provincial level as a guide in the distribution of investments to achieve the objectives of the development plans in general and spatial planning, in particular for the purpose of reducing the development disparities among the provinces on the one hand and between urban and rural areas on the other.
  • Assessment of the reality of the spatial development pattern at the aggregate level, sectoral and pointing less developed areas at the level of Iraq.
  • Diagnosis and potential determinants of development in Iraq and the comparative advantages for the purpose of development of each province and propose axes and developmental pattern of development in these hubs
  • Study of the urban system in Iraq and the potential for development plans in the correct spatial structure of the distribution of human settlements served, especially major cities.
  • Checking structural drawings to the provinces, which is the responsibility of preparing the Directorate of Urban Planning in the Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works, which determines land use pattern at the county level and in the light of the spatial development strategies developed by the Department of Regional Development and local communities in the Ministry of Planning.
  • Planning developmental trends for areas with privacy or with specific problems such as areas or mountainous countryside or the different regions of the marsh.
  • Securing the objectives of sustainable development through the adoption of principles and standards available when preparing development plans and participate in the activities and events of national and regional sustainable development.
  • Study areas and parks and the new industrial cities and evaluated
  • The Directorate follow-up studies of the spatial development strategy for all of Iraq's provinces, and in collaboration with the planning units in the provinces

The Directorate of regional and local development consists of the following sections:

  • Department of regional land use
  • Department of Regional Development Policies
  • Department of Sustainable Development
  • Division of GIS
  • Local planning department
  • Department of preparing the investment program for the provinces
  • Division of Archive and secretarial

1. Department of regional land use

Tasks of department:

1-1:

  • Study and express opinion schematic sites of new projects for the various economic and social sectors and urban and public and private sector and received from various ministries through the Allocation Committee sites development projects, investment and included the following aspects:
  • Study and to express an opinion schematic expansions in basic designs for cities and towns (districts, counties) in the field sizes of cities and the economic and social functions, according to the National Development Strategy.
  • Study and to express an opinion schematic sites in the villages according to the guidelines and strategies for rural development as well as other sites including the creation of agricultural farms guide way.
  • Study and to express an opinion in the schematic positions of power stations and major and minor distribution in the provinces of Iraq.
  • Study and to express an opinion in the schematic sites types of industrial plants in the provinces of Iraq.
  • Study and opinion schematic of the various service sites in the provinces of the new Iraq.
  • Follow-up Committee for the allocation decisions sites development projects and investment projects that are approved and which have not been approved.
  • Study sites allocated for investment in the provinces of Iraq and various fields, where the secure areas of investment is one of the most successful means for the development of the provinces and encourage the private sector and attract foreign investment.

1-2: opinion spatial dimensions of the Platform for annual investment on the level of Iraq's provinces and different sectors.

1-3: Study and opinion matters related to development of spatial and as requested by the relevant authorities.

1-4: Doing the preparation of studies and research in various areas of spatial planning and the various sectors.

1-5: Participation in the project to support the private sector to find sites for industrial zones in Basra and Erbil, with the World Bank.

1-6: Evaluation of structural studies of the schemes to the provinces, which is by the Directorate of Urban Planning at the Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works.

2.Department of regional and local development policies

Tasks of department: -

The Department deals with spatial dimensions of the development process so as to achieve a degree of balance in the distribution of projects and investments, economic, social and various service through the following: -

  • Develop strategies and spatial development policies within the overall sectoral and national development plans, strategies and policies to prepare urban and rural development in Iraq.
  • Assess the reality of the spatial development pattern at the aggregate level and sector and the impact of the less developed areas at the level of Iraq.
  • Prioritizing the overall development and sectoral spatially at the provincial level as a guide in the distribution of investments to achieve the goals of development plans in general and spatial planning in particular.
  • Study of the urban system in Iraq and the potential for development plans in the correct spatial structure of the distribution of human settlements served, especially major cities.
  • Preparation of studies and research pertaining to spatial development in particular and sustainable development in general.

 3. Department of Sustainable Development

 Tasks of department: -

The department achieves the following tasks: -

  • Identify environmental problems with the environmental impact on the economic and social dimensions of development processes
  • Follow the evolution of the concept of sustainable development internationally and take advantage of the leading practices in this area and reversed on the national experience
  • Check the extent to which the integration of the environmental dimension in projects approved under the National Development Plan and investment programs.
  • Preparation and implementation of studies, research and working papers related to the concept of sustainable development applications
  • Participation in committees related to sustainable development.

4. Division of maps and geographic information systems (GIS):

Tasks of department:

  • Construction and development of geographic information system for the purposes of planning and spatial development
  • Marking project sites approved on the base maps of land uses in the provinces
  • Automation of data mourning sites development projects approved and perpetuate the database so special.

5. Local planning department

There are several levels of planning the national and regional spatial development, and with the progress of the planning process in Iraq and seeking to activate the trends of decentralization in local development and capacity building of local governments in the provinces and districts, counties affiliate, sought the Ministry of Planning to support the process of local development and promote decentralized management of local development through the opening and development of local planning departments in the provinces to find a consistent mechanics of integration and coordination between levels of planning at the national level and local level and effective communication between local governments and the Ministry of planning.

Work tasks:

According to the ministerial order No. 52 issued on 11/8/2008 from the minister's office, the local planning department takes the following tasks:

  • Develop strategies and patterns of local development at the provincial level and administrative components.
  • Coordinate and follow up the affairs of the district planning in the provinces.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the program of development of the provinces and in coordination with the relevant functional departments in the Ministry and the competent authorities in the provinces.
  • Coordinate efforts with technical departments in the ministry and in particular sectoral departments and the Department of Government investment in all related activities and functions of the Ministry of Planning in the provinces.
  • Preparation of studies and work papers related to the development experience of local governance and decentralization of development administration in Iraq.
  • Pursuant to these tasks and goals and has formulated in conjunction with the functions and mechanisms of action and planning directorates according to a memorandum of our circle numbered 4/6/2/199 in 10/7/2008 and signed by the technical deputy and include goals and tasks of the work of directorates according to the instructions of the State Consultative Council and published in the Iraqi Gazette number 4239 in a 21/5 / 2012.van local planning department takes the following tasks: -
  • Preparation of studies and work papers related to the development experience of local governance and decentralization of development administration in Iraq.
  • Coordination with the Department of Planning sectors with regard to the distribution of investments spatially and in line with the overall development policies and sectoral.
  • Coordinate efforts with technical departments in the ministry and in particular the Department of Planning and the Department of sectors of government investment programs in each related with planning functions in the provinces

First: Objectives:

The Ministry aims of the formation of the district planning at the provincial level to provide attribution and technical support for the success of the experience of local governance and strengthening the principle of decentralized management and development in Iraq through:-

  • Transfer the aspirations and wishes of the authorities and the local population to the central authorities responsible for the development and reverse these desires and ambitions form of development projects within the plans and programs for national development.
  • Transfer of development orientation of each of the Central province to local authorities in order to assist in directing the provincial properly and achieve integration in the perception between the planned and planned local and central budget in order to achieve acceptable spatial development, which is the main objective of regional planning.

Second: tasks:

  • Setting an information base on the county level and in coordination with the Directorate of Census province concerned and other official bodies in the province and non-governmental organizations and all sectors of economic, social and environmental realities and service in the province.
  • Diagnosis determinants and developmental potential and available resources and comparative advantages of the province.
  • Preparation of studies and reports about everything related to development at the county level and the administrative units and cities and rural area in order to derive indicators of development in the province and pointing developed areas and less developed at the county level and between urban and rural areas in the province and compared the rates of the Iraq or even international indicators.
  • Preparation of maps, charts and profiles of uses of the land at the county level, and administrative units.
  • Proposal development trends at the county level and administrative units, taking into account the potential and comparative advantages of the province.
  • Participation in the preparation and discussion of project proposals within the plan of development of the regions (provinces) with the relevant authorities in the province, and later with the relevant functional departments in the ministry and to ensure the selection of priority projects to the need of the province.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the follow-up projects, whether part of the investment program for the ministries or the development of regions within the program and in coordination with the relevant sectoral departments in the ministry.
  • Follow-up and coordination of the various affairs of the ministry at the county level to be a link between the ministry and its departments of technical and local authorities in the province, as well as citizens, to facilitate the provision of services of the ministry to the provinces and citizens in all matters relating to the tasks and functions of the ministry and that is done on the basis of ministerial orders from the Minister.
  • Achieve integration and coordination between neighboring districts planning to propose the trends and patterns of spatial development where especially for projects that go beyond local boundaries effects of a certain province.

Directorates in the provinces associated with the planning department of the local planning

In light of this, has been issued a work program tasks directorates planning and based on the book of the Department of Regional Planning No. 4/6/9196 on 11/8/2008 and the location of the Minister addressed to the district planning and the offices of the Governors and the heads of provincial councils it and in order to achieve communication and coordination between the Ministry of Planning and local administrations in the provinces and activating the mechanisms of local governance and promote the integration of centralization and decentralization in planning, referring to the deliberations that took place with several representatives from the departments of planning in the provinces and in order to start the actual work of these districts, it has been determined the basic functions of the departments of planning:

  • Prepare a basic map of the province include the administrative units consisting of the county and spatial development possibilities therein.
  • Begin collecting information and data on various aspects of economic, social, environmental and urban in the province and try to analyze and bring it down on the map core, and to be sources of data from the departments of statistics in the provinces, technical departments and the municipality in the province, the province and the provincial council and the administrative units and its affiliates.
  • Identify the most prominent problems plaguing the province and the administrative units in the light of the data and information referred to above, and during the meeting with the local officials in conservative directorates and councils at various levels.
  • Propose projects with local nature and urgency of the province and contribution in discussion the proposals in the provincial councils and the regional development plan.
  • Participating teams up with the technical problem of the projects in the ministry to follow up on projects for regional development projects and investment program.
  • Participate in any development activity in the province, local help in the development of the regions and create a climate conducive for investment in the province and the administrative units and its affiliates.

It also released another book number 4/6/4465 11/4/2009 in our circle of signing Mr. activating agent and the continuing performance of the district planning by doing the following tasks:

  • Continue the process of preparing developmental reality to the provinces and continuous updating of the database by the district planning.
  • Prepare a basic map of the province include the administrative units consisting of the county and determine the basic uses of the land where the level of districts and areas.
  • The development of strategies and policies for development to be as a general framework to maintain the level of urban and rural areas and administrative units and in coordination with the departments of the province.
  • Continued participation with follow-up technical teams of problem projects in the ministry to follow up on projects for regional development projects and investment program.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the program of development of the regions for the year 2010 in coordination with the technical departments in the ministry.
  • Follow-up Affairs support the private sector and work with the Development Fund in this area.
  • Study sites investment projects and the signing of the archives so special coordination with the departments of urban planning and other departments in the province and reports should be submitted on the completion of all paragraphs.
  • Participate in any development activity in the province, local help in the development of the regions and create a climate conducive for investment in the province and the administrative units and its affiliates.

According to instructions and the Council of State and published in the Iraqi Gazette number 4239 in a 21/5 / 2012. Directorates of planning in the provinces to be both of which are linked to the level of the Department of the Director General and holds each Directorate in the province following tasks: -

  • Continuous updating of spatial database at the county level, and administrative units.
  • Prepare a basic map of the province include the administrative units consisting of the county and determine the basic uses of the land where the level of districts and areas.
  • Propose local spatial development policies for each province in all sectors in the light of the fact indicators of development and potential limitations and comparative advantage of each province.
  • Propose strategies and policies for the spatial development at the county level to be part of a year to maintain the level of environmental and administrative units in coordination with the departments of the province.
  • Participating teams up with the technical problem of the projects in the ministry to follow up on projects for regional development projects and investment program.
  • Submit periodic reports (monthly and quarterly) to the circle indicate the most prominent achievements of the Directorate and the problems and obstacles faced.
  • Participation in the preparation and discussion of project proposals within the plan of the provinces own the governorates not organized in a region with the relevant authorities in the province, and later with the relevant functional departments in the ministry and to ensure the selection of priority projects to the need of the province.
  • Coordination with planning departments in neighboring provinces in order to reach the best results in determining the relative merits of these provinces and the division of labor between them accordingly.
  • Contribute to the discussions of the annual plan in the Department of Planning sectors for projects the province and the province is not organized in a region.
  • Submitting opinion and advice with regard to the projects implemented by the provinces and the provincial

The achievements of local planning department and planning directorates in the provinces:

Despite the difficulty of the work and the many problems and obstacles have been able to the local planning department and planning directorates in the provinces associated with the achievement of many accomplishments, including:

  • Prepare studies on the developmental reality to the provinces.
  • Prepare studies on local development in Iraq, and plans for the development of the provinces through 2020.
  • Preparation and held many conferences and to provide working papers for local development planning in the provinces of DhiQar, Diyala, Basra, Najaf, Salah al-Din.
  • Contribute to the preparation of conferences nationwide and participate effectively through the preparation of studies on the spatial development of each province have been discussing the achievements of the district planning, which has completed its tasks in the preparation of plans for spatial development of the provinces up to 2020 and it is hoped that held conferences to the provinces as directed by the Minister.
  • Preparation and training of staff in the departments of planning for the big task of the Ministry of the completion of five-year plan have been trained personnel departments on how to deal with the forms for the draft five-year plan, and who have an important role in explaining these forms to the departments provinces, as it was for the Department of Local Planning a key role in the coordination between provinces and ministries on the one hand and technical departments on the other hand in the preparation of the draft five-year plan, which included a five-year plan of the Kurdistan region where they were sending a number of working groups to help them complete the five-year plan projects like the rest of the provinces.
  • Prepare a paper on Iraq spatial development plan for the next five years.
  • In addition to the tower above continue planning department, the local and district planning associated with the performance of its stomach from the follow-up to projects of regional development and coordination with the provinces and the establishment of development courses to employees of the department and the district planning has started some districts planning to hold training sessions for evaluation of projects and the investment budget for employees of the provinces, and the technical and economic feasibility .
  • We would like to point out that all what has been achieved during this short period of life of local planning and district planning has been done exceptional to avoid obstacles and difficulties that hinder the work, including the lack of staff in some districts planning as numbered in the provinces of DhiQar, Misan and Basra to 2 or 4 people, compared to the governorates of Nineveh and Babylon, which reaches the number of its members to 18 and 15 member as well as the lack of place adequate and appropriate for the work of the department and the departments of planning, hoping to find the appropriate support through the application of the new law to the Ministry of planning and especially in the transport department to prepare the investment program to the provinces from the department of the sectors to the Department of regional Development and local that when application will give an important boost to the local planning departments and planning and requires that instructions issued by the Minister according to a law, and we hope as well as overcome the problems and difficulties that we referred to the support and unite the relevant authorities in the ministry and the provinces.

6. Department of preparing the investment program for the provinces

The Department taks

  • Follow-up of investment projects which are included in the allocations of the region and governorates not organized in a region and the preparation of the annual investment plan for its development in coordination with the Department of Regional Development and Local
  • Coordination with the ministries and departments not associated with the Ministry and the region and governorates not organized in a region and the Departments of Planning sectors and government investment programs to translate spatial development policies to a five-year investment programs and annual.
  • Discuss projects submitted from the region and the province is part of a region in coordination with the competent departments in the ministry
  • Study each related with requests pertaining to increased costs and the inclusion of projects and assignments, transfers special program for regional development
  • Contributing to the studies and research in various areas of development.
  • Field visits to development projects in coordination with the provincial competent departments and directorates of the Ministry of Planning in the provinces of the Ministry.