GPA is happy to announce that Iraq’s Ministry of Construction and Housing recently published a National Housing Policy in cooperation with UN-Habitat. The new policy shifts the Government of Iraq’s focus from being a primary provider of housing to enabling the scaling up of housing delivery through the private sector and other partnerships. The Policy was launched by the Ministry of Construction and Housing on World Habitat Day, 4 October 2010. Geoff was engaged with the AECOM International Development team as Technical Advisor on Land for the project. The complete National Housing Policy (2010) is available here. Geoff had previously worked in Iraq in 1986 to prepare National Capital Region, Greater Baghdad and Baghdad City housing policy recommendations for the Japan Consortium of Consulting Firms (JCCF), and is happy to have had the opportunity to contribute to housing development in the country.