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Norway Renews Commitment to Stabilization in Iraq

Norway renews commitment to stabilization with new $7.7m contribution The Government of Norway has contributed NOK 70,000,000 (US$7.7 million) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Iraq's Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which supports stabilization and the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the five governorates liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

Federalism and Iraq's Constitutional Stalemate

By Raad Alkadiri, Senior Director, Boston Consulting Group's Center for Energy Impact, for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Federalism and Iraq's Constitutional Stalemate This paper assesses the ongoing constitutional battle over the devolution […]

Iraqi Economy 'Riddled with Corruption'

Iraq's economy is so riddled with corruption that minor border post jobs are changing hands for as much as $100,000, Iraq's deputy prime minister, Ali Allawi (pictured), has admitted. More here. (Source: The Guardian)

HRW: Scrap Bill to Restrict Free Speech

Iraqi lawmakers are considering a draft law on information technology crimes that could be used to stifle free expression, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said this week. It says the bill includes vague provisions that will allow Iraqi authorities to harshly punish expression they decide constitutes a threat to governmental, social, or religious interests. More here. […]

Experts discuss fate of the Iraqi Dinar

By John Lee. At a webinar hosted by the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) yesterday, a team of experts presented and discussed their insights on the Iraqi government's recent White Paper, and on the challenges and opportunities facing the country. On the subject of the Iraqi currency, Frank Gunter, Professor of Economics at Lehigh University, […]

Iraq Increases Deficit to Pay Salaries

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq increases deficit to pay salaries The Iraqi parliament approved on November 12th the funding deficit law, entitling the government to borrow 12 trillion dinars ($10 billion) from internal […]

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 […]

Will Biden chart new course for US Policy in Iraq?

By Dr Renad Mansour for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. When Donald Trump became US president, Iraq was on the verge of defeating ISIS and heading towards stabilisation - as he leaves office, […]

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. […]