American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) hosted the second Leadership Academy for Development-Iraq (LAD-IQ) training program focusing on development of the private sector for Iraqi government officials, academics, and members of the business community at its campus from August 26-30 2018.
The program was offered in partnership with the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) at Stanford University, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), and National Endowment for Democracy (NED). The training featured lectures by Dr. Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and the Mosbacher Director of FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), as well as Professor Erik G. Jensen who holds joint appointments at Stanford Law School and the CDDRL.
Titled, “The Role of Public Policy in Private Sector Development,” the five day training included some 31 participants who took part in case study learning, group study, lectures, and a final assignment. Case study topics included “The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (India),” “Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission,” “Yogyakarta Bus Terminal: The Private Provision of Municipal Infrastructure,” “Legal and Judicial Reform in Bangladesh,” and “Administrative Decentralization in Peru.”
Participants were also treated to a guest lecture by AUIS alumni and business leaders Zring Faruk Mustafa and Bayad Jamal Ali on their work in Iraq’s private sector.
The training ended August 30, 2018 with final group presentations and a certificate ceremony.