Strengthening Social Science Research in Iraq - Phase II

Building on work carried out during the first phase (103936), this grant will allow the Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) to design and implement a training course for young scholars in social science research methodology and techniques; to conduct field research on the political role of religion in Iraq - Njaf (Iraq) vs. Qum (Iran); and to conduct field research on local governance in Iraq, with respect to the case of Basra.

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Start Date

Thursday, November 1, 2007

End Date

Saturday, April 30, 2011


18 months

IDRC Officer

El-Rifai, Roula

Total funding

CA$ 325,800


Iraq, Middle East, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia

Project Leader

Faleh Abdel Jabar


Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies, Inc.

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