Fundamentals of Strategic Advising in Reform Environments

Step 7 of 10: Lesson Four - Functioning in a Complex Environment
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Primary Reading (Lesson 4): Functioning in a Complex Environment

Your required reading for this lesson is the Special Report: The Treasury Approach to State-Building and Instition-Strengthening Assistance: Experience in Iraq and Broader Implications, by Former U.S. Treasury Attaché to Baghdad, Iraq and USIP visiting research scholar Jeremiah S. Pam.

Former U.S. Treasury Attaché to Baghdad, Iraq and USIP visiting research scholar Jeremiah S. Pam presents advantageous strategies as well as key challenges that arose out of his own experience as an advisor in post-war Iraq. While based in the specific case of Iraq, the implications of the report are highly relevant to many stabilisation situations, and especially salient to the needs and challenges of a strategic advisor. Appendices of the report present relevant policy recommendations for Kosovo, LIberia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Afghanistan. As you read, consider any similiarities or differences between Pam's report on Iraq and your own advisory context. 

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The extraordinary number of agencies, amounts of resources available, and high-level attention from multiple directions produce powerful centrifugal forces that interfere with efforts to stay focused on local institutions and needs in the interest of advancing reforms that will be locally sustained.

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