Development Policies in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Reality and Challenges


  • Ammar Saadoon Albadry
  • Baneen Saad safi


Challenges, Development policies, Kurdistan region, Iraq


The study of the policies followed by a political system is what shows us that there is actual development or not, so this study aims to verify the hypothesis that the general policies of the Kurdistan regional government of Iraq after the year 2003 legislation and implementation, tried to develop a national development strategy with specific goals and objectives, and these development policies according to sustainable development indicators have made some progress despite the challenges it faces. Therefore, this study will use the historical approach to present the historical process of development in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, as well as the analytical descriptive approach to identify the challenges of development policies in the Kurdistan region of Iraq after 2006, and its impact on the reality of wish in the region. The study found that development policies for the institutions of the Kurdistan regional government are disciplined, ranked and high- level policies compared to all other institutions in Iraq. This comes thanks to the wise leadership that announced plans and strategies. These policies began but faced political, security, economic and social obstacles and obstacles. However, these institutions have done their work perfectly despite the existence of imbalance in some aspects and there.