Tag Archives | private sector

Video: The Privatization of Iraqi State-owned Enterprises

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) presented a webinar yesterday discussing a road map for the privatisation of the 176 state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Iraq. Discussions were based on the recently-published IBBC paper, The Privatization of Iraqi State-owned Enterprises, the lead author of which was Professor Frank R. Gunter, of Lehigh University. The paper can […]

Partnership Supports Private Sector Development in Kurdistan

New partnership supports private sector development in Iraq's Kurdistan Region The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry of Planning (MoP) have today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will boost the private sector by encouraging the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The MoU […]

New Study to help Strengthen Iraq's Private Sector

The Ministry of Planning's Central Statistical Organization (CSO) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a study on Micro, Small, and Medium-Enterprises (MSMEs) in Iraq. The study provides an evidence base to inform policies and strategies aimed at creating […]

Private Sector Development: Iraq's Long-lost Solution

By Mohammed Hussein, for The Iraqi Economists Network (IEN). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Private Sector Development: Iraq's Long-lost Solution Six years passed since the Iraqi government launched its Private Sector Development Strategy 2014-2030, aiming to reform regulatory frames and market conditions […]

New Baghdad Business School open for Applications

By John Lee. The Iraq Fund for Higher Education (IFHE) has announced the launch of its Baghdad Business School (BBS), a 10-month academic and professional program that gives Iraqi youth the skills and knowledge they need to work in the private sector. BBS describes itself as a market driven "education to employment" program, coordinating internships […]

Tabaqchali: Making Space for the Private Sector

The Iraq Energy Institute (IEI) has published an interview with Dr Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund; it is re-published with permission by Iraq Business News: In the latest instalment in our series on sustainable job creation in Iraq, we spoke to Ahmed Tabaqchali, visiting fellow at the American University of […]

Reflections on Investments in Iraq’s Tech Ecosystem

By Alice Bosley and Patricia Letayf, Co-Founders of Five One Labs. Reflections on Investments in Iraq’s Tech Ecosystem 2019 showed an exciting development for Iraq's entrepreneurial ecosystem: the investments in two Iraqi tech startups - e-commerce company Miswag, which received investment from Iraq Tech Ventures, and Lezzoo, the first Iraqi startup to join Silicon Valley’s […]

Private Sector Investment - What Strategy for the next PM?

By Dr Amer K. Hirmis. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Private sector investment in Iraq -   What strategy for the next Prime Minister? Iraq is in turmoil.  The protests of the Iraqi youth, which started on October 1st 2019, are […]