A new ILO working paper examines loss of earnings due to Iraq's education gap and outlines the potential of social protection to address this gap, based on international good practices. A new working paper, developed by the ILO, looks at how the low rate of secondary school completion in Iraq leads to loss of earnings […]
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Iraq's Population Exceeds 42 Million
By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Planning has announced new population data for Iraq. According to its Central Statistical Organization (CSO), Iraq's total estimated population of Iraq is now 42,248,883 -- an increase of 2.5 percent on the previous year. Males account for 50.5 percent, females 49.5 percent; Births during the past year were 1,310,894; […]
Arab influx to Iraqi Kurdistan helps Revive Economy, but ...
By Amberin Zaman for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Arab influx to Iraqi Kurdistan helps revive economy but corrupts local culture, critics say Iraqi Kurds are alarmed by the influx of Arabs into their region, fearing they will […]
Changing Population Patterns "will Reshape the Middle East"
By Patrick Clawson 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. Changing Population Patterns Will Reshape the Middle East Iraq is expected to explode in population, presumably increasing in geostrategic importance in the process. Click here […]
New Demographic Survey of the Kurdistan Region
The Statistics Office, IOM, and UNFPA launch the Demographic Survey of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq The Kurdistan Region Statistics Office (KRSO), UNFPA, and IOM have launched the demographic survey of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), one of the largest statistical exercises conducted in the region since 1987. The survey provides a comprehensive profile […]
Iraq's Housing Crisis Worsens
By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has recorded a steady population growth, which reached its peak last year at 2.9% — one of the highest rates in the world, officials say. The growth comes at a […]