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Why so few Women Work in Iraq

By Miriam Muller and Matthew Wai-Poi, for World Bank Blogs. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. What gets in their way? A closer look into why so few women work in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon Less than 15 percent of women participate in […]

Successful IBBC Conference in Dubai

IBBC's 5th Annual Iraq Conference in Dubai - Opportunity in Adversity The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) was much praised at its conference on Thursday for pioneering in COVID-19 times by bringing together senior officials from Iraq, the UAE and the UK, prominent international and Iraqi businessmen, bankers and professional advisers as speakers and over […]

Iraq Falls in Prosperity Index

By John Lee. Iraq has fallen one place in this year's Legatum Institute Prosperity Index, ranking in 137th place out of the 167 countries measured. The Index consists of 12 pillars of prosperity, built upon 66 actionable policy areas (elements), and is underpinned by 294 indicators. Denmark, Norway and Switzerland took the top three positions. […]

Iraq-Saudi Border Crossing Reopens after 30 years

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq-Saudi border crossing reopens after 30 years The Arar border crossing linking Iraq and Saudi Arabia has reopened for trade after a 30-year closure, Iraq's border authority said Wednesday. The Saudi-Iraqi border […]

KRG to Prioritise Private Enterprise

By Padraig O'Hannelly. A major conference has heard that Iraqi Kurdistan will prioritise a shift towards private enterprise and a more efficient public sector. In his keynote speech to CWC/GFEn's Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum (KIEF) conference, held online, Kurdistan's Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani (pictured), said: "We must create an environment to let the private sector […]

More than 16,000 Ghost Workers removed in Kurdistan

By Padraig O'Hannelly. The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) biometric registration program is claimed to have removed more than 16,000 'ghost workers' from the state's payroll. Addressing the CWC/GFEn's Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum (KIEF) online conference, Kurdistan's Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani, said: "Building on phase one of our biometric registration program, where every wage-earner was enrolled, […]

JICA, UNDP Renew Partnership on Iraq Infrastructure Projects

JICA and UNDP Iraq Renew Partnership Agreement to Accelerate Infrastructure Projects The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP Iraq have signed a renewed partnership agreement to monitor and support the acceleration of the implementation of socio-economic infrastructure projects in Iraq. The projects are implemented by the Government of Iraq (GoI) with loan assistance from […]

Empowering Young Iraqis: New Partnership Signed

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Iraqi Ministry of Youth and Sport (MoYS) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to empower Iraqi youth and promote youth leadership, citizenship and effective participation in decision-making. The three-year MoU provides a framework of cooperation between the two partners to support innovative solutions to social […]

KRG DPM Talabani to Speak at Virtual Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum

Kurdistan's Deputy Prime Minister HE Qubad Talabani to Speak at the Virtual Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum Inaugural Conference set to navigate the economic future Kurdistan and Iraq Conference will include online sessions available live and on demand for all attendees Delegates will gain insights into the latest policy and project announcements, crucial for successful investment […]