Tag Archives | Public Sector

Cabinet tightens up on Public Sector Salaries

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet decided to: Approve the recommendations from the specialist working group to complete the comprehensive database of all those who work in the public sector, and to allocate a unique employment number […]

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 […]

KRG to Prioritise Private Enterprise

By Padraig O'Hannelly. A major conference has heard that Iraqi Kurdistan will prioritise a shift towards private enterprise and a more efficient public sector. In his keynote speech to CWC/GFEn's Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum (KIEF) conference, held online, Kurdistan's Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani (pictured), said: "We must create an environment to let the private sector […]

Salaries of Iraqi Officials Depleting State Budget

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Salaries of Iraq senior officials depleting state budget The "astronomical" salaries of the president, ministers, members of parliament and other senior ranking officials in Iraq are depleting […]

Iraqi Govt to Collect Data on "Ghost Workers"

By John Lee. The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, at which it discussed how to improve the organisation of the public sector. The Prime Minister asked the Minister of Planning to form and lead a working group responsible for collecting data that will count the […]

Unpaid Salaries fuel Protests in Iraqi Kurdistan

By Joe Snell for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Outraged after months of not receiving salaries, regular electricity outages and a failure to provide local business bailouts, protests erupted last week in northern Iraq against the Kurdistan Regional […]

Public Sector Reform in Iraq

By Ali Al-Mawlawi 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. Iraq's public sector has shown formidable resistance to reform. The goal of this briefing is to guide policymakers, international financial institutions and development agencies in their design […]

Iraq's Plans to Cut Salaries face Strong Backlash

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's plans to cut salaries face strong backlash The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is seeking to reopen the "social justice" issue regarding state spending on salaries. […]

Cabinet Ends Double Payments to fmr Detainees at Camp Rafha

Iraq's Council of Ministers (Cabinet) has announced details of its decision taken at its regular weekly meeting on 09/06/2020 in relation to the payment of more than one salary and other benefits to former detainees at Camp Rafha. The decision ends the payment of more than one salary, restricts the payment to heads of household […]

KRG Council of Ministers reviews Public Expenses

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday chaired a cabinet meeting via video conference to discuss expenses and the need to adapt to the current budget while protecting public entitlements. In the meeting attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, the Council of Ministers stressed continued commitment to reducing salaries of senior officials, including those retired […]

Video: Anger as Iraq announces Pension Cuts

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is facing its worst economic crisis since 2003, worsened by the global drop in oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. Mustafa al-Kadhimi's government led by has proposed austerity measures, including capping the […]