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New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Senior Project Assistant (Security Governance and Liaison), IOM – International Organization for Migration Shelter & Settlement Focal point, IOM – International Organization for Migration Project Assistant, IOM – International Organization for Migration Senior Project Assistant, IOM – International Organization for Migration Political Affairs […]

$200m to Improve Iraq’s Electricity Supply

2.5 Million Iraqis and Businesses to Benefit from Improved Electricity Services A new US$200 million World Bank project will provide increased and more reliable supply of electricity to about 2.5 million Iraqis and productive enterprises in the governorates of Basra, Al-Muthanna, Thi Qar, and Missan who currently suffer from frequent and long power cuts and […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Operations Officer, The World Bank Operations Analyst, The World Bank Program Assistant, The World Bank Senior Operations Assistant, IOM – International Organization for Migration Senior Community Engagement Assistant, IOM – International Organization for Migration Field Security Officer, IOM – International Organization for Migration […]

Iraq GDP Growth to Hit 8.1%

By John Lee. A new report from the World Bank Group forecasts real GDP growth (at constant market prices) of 2.8 percent this year in Iraq, increasing to 8.1 percent next year: Iraq’s economy is gradually picking up following the deep economic strains of the last four years. Real GDP is estimated to have grown […]

Cabinet agrees Government Programme 2018-2022

The Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. It discussed the Iraqi government programme for 2018-2022, and adopted a covenant committing the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet to implementing the programme and to be held accountable for its delivery before parliament. […]

UK announces $43m Iraq Aid Package

A new UK aid package is to help the Government of Iraq to reinvigorate its economy and rebuild hospitals, schools and other vital infrastructure, allowing Iraqis displaced by conflict to return home and restart their lives, UK Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt announced during a four-day visit to Iraq. The UK is the […]

Iraq Falls in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked 171st out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2019 report, down from 168th place the previous year. Top of the list were New Zealand, Singapore and Denmark, with last place going to Somalia, just behind Eritrea and Venezuela. Iran ranked 128th, with Libya 186th. Doing […]

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 […]

Towards Women’s Economic Empowerment in Iraq

The World Bank Group, the Government of Iraq, and the Government of Canada launched today a US$1.95 million grant to support Iraq’s efforts to strengthen systems and deliver programs to empower women economically and politically. The “Gender and Social Protection in Iraq: Towards Economic Empowerment” program consists of two complementary components: the first component will […]

Iraq launches Social Fund to Fight Poverty

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Ministry of Planning announced the launch of the Social Fund for Development on Sept. 23, with initial capital of $300 million, in cooperation with the World Bank. The project […]

World Bank, EU support Public Financial Management Systems

The World Bank Group and the European Union have signed a €15.6 million (US$18.1 equivalent) technical assistance program to strengthen public financial management (PFM) oversight and accountability Institutions in Iraq and increase the efficiency in the management of public resources and delivery of services. The initiative, which will be implemented jointly by the European Union […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Statistical Analysis of Baseline Data from Schools, UNV Online Volunteering service Country Safety and Security Manager, Mercy Corps Program Officer, IREX International Analyst, The World Bank Senior Field Assistant, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Information Analyst Political Affairs, UNAMI – United […]