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Challenges Facing the Electricity Sector in Iraq

From the Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Powering Iraq: Challenges Facing the Electricity Sector in Iraq On February 21, 2020, Iraq recorded its first case of the novel coronavirus. Five months later, total recorded cases […]

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Iraq Still Might Force the US Out

By Sajad Jiyad for War on the Rocks. Sajad Jiyad is the managing director of Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies, an independent think tank based in Baghdad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As the fallout continues from the airstrikes that […]

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The debate over Iraqi Kurdistan’s share of Budget

The Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies has just published a new report from our Expert Blogger Ahmed Tabaqchali: The current debate over the interpretation of the 2019 budget that governs the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) share of the federal budget in return for contributing 250,000 bbl/d to federal oil exports has echoes of the […]

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Exploring Weaknesses in Iraq's Policy Planning and Investment

By John Lee. A new report by Ali Al-Mawlawi (pictured) argues that the targets of Iraq's National Development Plan (NDP) are far too optimistic. In a paper for the Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies, entitled "Iraq’s National Development Strategies: Exploring Weaknesses in Policy Planning and Investment", he says greater coordination is required between the […]

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A Sovereign Wealth Fund for Iraq

The Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies has proposed the creation of sovereign wealth fund in Iraq. Once used by only a few countries around the world, Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) are becoming an increasingly common feature of international finance and state-led economic development. An increasing number of countries, predominantly developing countries, who rely on the export of commodities […]

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Electricity Generation in Iraq -- Problems and Solutions

The Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies has just published a new report by Hayder al-Khafaji on electricity generation in Iraq: Meeting energy needs in a manner that achieves security for Iraq has become a major source of concern for the electricity sector in the country; with the industry claiming that it lacks the capacity to […]

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Iran, Sanctions and Iraq: The Bigger Picture

By Ahmed Tabaqchali. Originally published by Iraq in Context; re-published by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Current analysis of renewed Iran sanctions often overlooks the wider context of Iraq's regional trading relations.  The extent of Iraq’s compliance with […]

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