According to the report, development priorities in Iraq include; 1) strengthening institutions of sovereign, transparent and good government; 2) restoring critical infrastructure and core human services destroyed and degraded by years of misrule and conflict; and 3) supporting an economic and social transition that provides both growth and social protection.

Figures quoted in the international media on 2 October suggested that the US will be pressing for about $35,000 million from countries at the donor meeting. This will be in addition to the $20,300 million the US has pledged for reconstruction effort in the country.