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Iraq: A New Opportunity to Reform

From the World Bank: Iraq Economic Monitor, Fall 2022: A New Opportunity to Reform The World Bank's new Iraq Economic Monitor, A New Opportunity to Reform finds that high oil prices have boded well for Iraq's economy pushing fiscal and external balance into double digit surpluses. After growing by 2.8 percent in 2021, GDP growth […]

CBI discusses Electronic Payments in Iraq

By John Lee. A high-level delegation from the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), headed by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Ammar Hamad Khalaf, participated in the annual meetings held by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in Washington, DC. During the meetings they parties discussed cooperation with Iraq, and to provide the necessary […]

$878m Arbitration Case against Iraqi Govt Dismissed

By John Lee. The World Bank's International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has reportedly dismissed a German investor's claim arising out of the Iraqi Government's alleged takeover of a cement factory in Kirkuk. In the case (ICSID Case No. ARB/20/21), AHG Industry GmbH & Co. KG was said to be claiming $878 million […]

World Bank ready to provide More Support to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Planning, Dr. Khaled Battal Al-Najm, received the new Special Representative of the World Bank in Iraq, Mr. Richard Abdelnour and his accompanying delegation, on Sunday. During the meeting, they discussed aspects of joint cooperation between the two sides in various economic and development issues, especially with regard to the […]

Informal Businesses in Iraq: Critical Lessons

The World Bank's Enterprise Analysis Unit, in collaboration with colleagues from the Social Protection and Jobs team in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, recently published the data from an Informal Sector Enterprise Survey conducted in Iraq, covering four major cities in the country: Baghdad, Basrah, Sulaymaniyah, and Najaf. These surveys are designed […]

$25m agreement for Medical Waste Management in Iraq

Ministry of Health and UNDP partner to address medical waste management challenges under $25m agreement The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq has signed a US$25 million agreement with Iraq's Ministry of Health (MoH) to strengthen medical waste management in the country. The agreement is part of the $100 million Iraq Covid-19 Vaccination Project […]

8.8% Growth Expected in Iraq this year

By John Lee. GDP growth is forecast to hit 8.8 percent this year, according to the World Bank's latest Global Economic Prospects report. This represents a small reduction on the previous forecast of 8.9 percent, issued in April. Growth projections for the following two years remain unchanged, at 4.5 percent in 2023 and 3.0 percent in 2024. […]

Preparations made for Iraqi e-Government Project

By John Lee. A meeting has been held in Baghdad to prepare for the World Bank-funded project to modernize Iraq's public financial management systems. The meeting was attended by the Director General of the Administrative and Financial Department, Mr. Hassan Al-Magouter, and a team from Irish-based consultancy AARC, which signed a contract in December to […]

$10m to Enhance Teaching in Lagging Iraqi Governorates

Iraq: US$10 million to Enhance Teaching Practices and Improve Learning for the Most Vulnerable Primary Students in Lagging Governorates The World Bank has approved a new US$10 million project to support Innovations towards Learning in three lagging Iraqi Governorates. The project aims to enhance teaching practices of Arabic and Mathematics teachers, and improve literacy and […]

I3RF Fund Annual Progress Report

Iraq Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Fund (I3RF): Trust Fund Annual Progress Report to Development Partners 2021 Since its inception in November 2018, the Iraq Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Fund (I3RF) has worked closely with the Government of Iraq to support its recovery and reconstruction plans as well as inform its reform agenda adopted in October […]