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Iraqi agencies can't perform basic functions, report says

$13b of budget has gone unspent

Iraqis' effort to rebuild water works two years ago reflects the country's ongoing struggle to rebuild. The campaign has been hampered by poor planning and a high turnover rate for senior officials, according to an audit released yesterday. Iraqis' effort to rebuild water works two years ago reflects the country's ongoing struggle to rebuild. The campaign has been hampered by poor planning and a high turnover rate for senior officials, according to an audit released yesterday. (REUTERS/file)
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / February 1, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- The effort to resurrect vital government services in Iraq has been hampered by ethnic and sectarian purges among the ranks of civil servants, a high turnover rate for senior administrative officials, and a lack of comprehensive planning on the part of both Iraqis and the United States, according to an audit by the special inspector general for Iraq ... (Full article: 1140 words)

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