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Video: Govt Misses Deadline for Reforms

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has been in power since last October. When he was appointed, he gave parliament 100 days to end its deadlock and begin implementing much-needed reforms. That deadline […]

UNDP committed to Economic Reforms in Iraq

UNDP is committed to support the economic and regulatory reforms in Iraq The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly with the Iraqi Ministry of Planning (MoP) organized a consultation session for Director Generals from the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Planning MoP, to discuss and develop a road map to institutionalize the […]

EU, World Bank support Iraq Energy Sector Reforms

In the framework of the financing agreement signed yesterday by the Government of Iraq (GoI) and the European Union (EU) committing €14 million (US$15.8 equivalent) to support the government’s efforts to ensure increased and more reliable energy access for the Iraqi population, the EU and the World Bank Group (WBG) have signed today a €12.85 […]

Adel Abdul-Mahdi – Hostage to All?

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Adel Abdul-Mahdi was a compromise candidate as prime minister, that’s his major problem. A few weeks before he was sworn in as Iraq’s new prime minister on October 21, ‘Adel ‘Abdul-Mahdi wrote a commentary saying he would refuse the position because “the right conditions for success [were] […]

We are Committed to Reforms – KRG’s Barzani

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has said the Kurdistan Regional Government is “firmly insistent to implement administrative reforms”. These remarks were part of a speech he made at the ceremony of presention of the ISO certificate to the KRG Ministry of Interior. He said the aim the KRG wants to attain is “to eliminate bureaucracy, red […]

Iraq Increases Taxes amid Public Discontent

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Iraqi government sent to parliament a revised version of the 2018 budget bill for the fourth time Feb. 11. The budget proposal includes a new 10% tax on sales at commercial centers, restaurants and […]

Abadi Promises War on Corruption

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has warned “the corrupt ones against playing with fire” as he pledged to fight corruption in state institutions, saying “the coming war will be against the corrupt ones.” In his weekly press conference, Abadi stressed the need for “a comprehensive economic reform in both public and private sectors.” “The corrupt […]

Netherlands supports Reforms in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Netherlands is supporting reforms in the Kurdistan Region with a contribution to its Funding Facility for Economic Reform The Kingdom of the Netherlands is contributing nearly US$270,000 (€250,000) towards the implementation of the Economic Reform Roadmap, developed by the World Bank in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq […]

Video: Demonstrations turn Violent in Baghdad

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Seven people, including a police officer, have been killed during a large anti-government rally in the Iraqi capital. What started as an orderly protest, called by Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr, soon turned […]

Video: al-Sadr Supporters demand Electoral Reform

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Hundreds of supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr demonstrate in Baghdad to demand electoral reform ahead of a planned provincial vote in September:

New Funding for Economic Reform in Iraq

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a project document today in Baghdad with the Office of the Prime Minister of Iraq to establish a Funding Facility for Economic Reform (FFER). Through the Facility, UNDP will support the Government of Iraq to address key economic challenges and invigorate the reform agenda. Diversifying the economy, increasing […]

Zebari loses Appeal against Removal as Finance Minister

By John Lee. Iraq’s former Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari has lost an appeal at the country’s federal court against his removal as minister by the parliament. Rudaw reports that the 62-year-old former minister lost his appeal 6 to 3 votes on Tuesday. The Iraqi parliament withdrew confidence from Zebari in September, in a move that […]