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IFC, NBI boost access to Finance for SMEs, Create Jobs

IFC, National Bank of Iraq Partner to Boost Access to Finance for SMEs, Create Jobs To support the growth of smaller businesses in Iraq and help them create jobs and overcome challenges, including from COVID-19-related disruptions, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced an investment for the National Bank of Iraq (NBI). IFC's $10 million […]

Social Responsibility Skills for Young Entrepreneurs in Erbil

UNFPA launches Social Responsibility Skills for Young Entrepreneurs Project UNFPA and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs with the Ministry of Culture and Youth in the Kurdistan Regional Government launched the Social Responsibility Skills for Young Entrepreneurs project in Erbil. The project was based on the success story of the "Orange Corners Erbil Programme" […]

Housing, Land and Property Rights in Iraq

Housing, Land and Property Rights in Iraq - An Assessment of Progress Towards Durable Solutions in Line with the Pinheiro Principles Since the 1960s, housing, land and property (HLP) challenges faced by the people of Iraq have varied throughout different waves of conflict and displacements. These problems worsened during the period of conflict with the […]

Young Female Entrepreneur strives to Transform Medical Sector

From the International Labour Organization (ILO). Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. Young female entrepreneur strives to transform the medical sector in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Twenty-five-year-old Nasreen Hassan has been working for years on a business idea that will help hospitals and medical centres in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq improve and […]

Police Officers successfully Complete e-Learning Courses

First Iraqi police officers successfully complete UNDP's e-learning courses "This is the most valuable and scientific learning and training course I have ever had in my career as a police officer, in policing in general, and homicide investigating and e-learning in particular, thanks to a dedicated team of UNDP professionals and efficient trainers, for explaining […]

New Potato Processing Plant for Duhok

By John Lee. KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has laid the foundation stone of a potato production factory in Duhok, which is set to provide 500 jobs and make use of local potatoes. In his speech at the ceremony the PM said: "This is a great support for our people to rely on themselves, so […]

Fourth Oil Exec Jailed for Iraq Bribery

Paul Bond has today been sentenced to three and half years' imprisonment for conspiring with others to bribe Iraqi public officials to secure lucrative oil contracts in post-occupation Iraq. Earlier this week, Bond, a former senior sales manager at SBM Offshore (SBM), was found guilty on two counts of conspiracy to give corrupt payments following […]

Applications Open for Business Incubator Program

By John Lee. Applications are now open for the Orange Corners Baghdad incubation program. If you have an innovative e-commerce idea or solution, this program will advance you in the entrepreneurial world in just six months. Orange Corners Baghdad supports Iraqi youth in bringing their entrepreneurial ideas to life. Through a six-month incubation programme, it […]

UNDP launches E-Learning Platform for Iraqi Police

Iraq's Ministry of Interior and UNDP launch E-Learning Platform for Iraqi Local Police The Iraqi Ministry of Interior and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq have launched an E-Learning Platform for the Iraqi local police to improve opportunities for training, career development, and specialised education. The Platform offers easy access and enrolment to […]

Supporting Vulnerable Youth to Develop Skills

ILO and UNICEF collaborate to support vulnerable youth in Iraq to develop skills and transition from training to decent employment, with support from the Government of the Netherlands The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Iraq are working together to help young forcibly displaced persons and host community members […]

ILO, Dohuk to Implement Employment-Intensive Interventions

ILO in Iraq joins forces with local authorities in Dohuk to implement employment-intensive interventions The ILO in Iraq has joined forces with local authorities in the Governorate of Dohuk to implement integrated employment intensive investment programme (EIIP) interventions aimed at creating more than 180 decent jobs, as well as enhancing the employability of vulnerable groups, […]