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UK issues Sanctions against former Governor of Nineveh

By John Lee. The United Kingdom has issued sanctions against a number of individuals, including a former Governor of Nineveh province in Iraq. Nawfal Hammadi Al-Sultan is alleged to have misappropriated public funds intended for reconstruction efforts, and to have improperly awarded contracts and other state property. He is currently serving a five-year prison sentence […]

Iraq's Health System: Another Sign of a Dilapidated State

By Massaab Al-Aloosy, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Entrenched corruption in Iraq's health system is costing people their lives. Click here to read the full article.

New Program to Counteract Financial Crime in Iraq

New program to help counteract serious financial crimes in Iraq The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, in partnership with the United States Government and the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq has launched a multi-year training initiative today, to strengthen and improve complex organized and financial crime investigations in Iraq. The training program, called […]

Iraq Automates Customs Service to Reduce Corruption

By Salam Zidane 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 automates its customs service to reduce corruption at border crossings The Iraqi government has taken several new initiatives to fight corruption, from automating border crossings, arresting corrupt figures […]

Politically Sanctioned Corruption and Barriers to Reform in Iraq

By Toby Dodge and Dr Renad Mansour, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Politically sanctioned corruption and barriers to reform in Iraq This paper explores the pernicious effects of politically sanctioned corruption on governance in Iraq. This type of […]

Iraq unveils massive Anti-Corruption Project

By Joe Snell 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 unveils massive anti-corruption project Following remarks from Iraqi President Barham Salih [Saleh] (pictured), who admitted on Sunday that Iraq has lost $150 billion since 2003 to corruption, a […]

To Defeat Corruption, Iraq Needs E-Government

By Michael Rubin, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, for 1001 Iraqi Thoughts. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. To Defeat Corruption, Iraq Needs E-Government Iraqi politicians are not going to reform themselves; it is time to utilize technology not only […]

Anti-Corruption Bill sparks Debate

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi president's anti-corruption bill sparks debate Iraqi President Barham Salih has announced the submission of a bill to the country's parliament entitled "Recovering the Proceeds of Corruption." The president claims that widespread corruption […]

EUR15m Anti-Corruption Project in Iraq

Fostering justice to curb corruption in Iraq: €15 million project supports transparency and accountability across state institutions A EUR 15 million initiative aimed at curbing corruption in Iraq and bolstering transparency and public accountability has been launched today in partnership between the European Union Delegation to Iraq, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Iraqi […]

Iraqi Kurdistan "Discards Idea of Democracy"

Iraqi Kurdistan's Authoritarian Turn: Western ally 'Discards idea of Democracy' Writing in the Financial Times, Chloe Cornish says the arrest and conviction of journalists and activists In Iraqi Kurdistan has revived concerns over a government dominated by two clans, the Barzanis and the Talabanis. Click here to read the full article (subscription required)

30 Years Jail for Bank Fraud in Amara

By John Lee. Iraq's Commission of Integrity (COI) has announced that an accountant at the Al-Amara branch of the Agricultural Cooperative Bank has been given a 30-year prison sentence for the embezzlement of 996 million Iraqi dinars ($680,000). Her assets were also seized, and she will be required to repay the amount. A former director […]