Tag Archives | Public Sector

China's Huawei working on e-Governance in Iraq

By John Lee. The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Dr. Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, with representatives of China's Huawei, have discussed the process of developing the e-governance and automation project. The comprehensive digital transformation project is intended to reduce paperwork in government institutions. Dr Al-Ghazi confirmed that the e-governance project has reached "advanced stages", and […]

New initiative by UNDP Digitalizes Iraq's Public Sector

Innovation first: new initiative by UNDP digitalizes Iraq's public sector Under the Digital Transformation and E-governance project - in Iraq-, Iraq's Council of Ministers Secretariat (COMSEC) with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the Regional Hub in partnership with the implementing partner Estonia for e-Governance Academy, is launching a […]

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 […]