Tag Archives | World Bank

“Doing Business 2020 – Iraq” Report: A Critique

By Dr Amer K. Hirmis. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. World Bank’s ‘Doing Business 2020 – Iraq’ report: A Critique The World Bank published ‘Doing Business 2020– Iraq’ report (henceforth WB2020), on September 24 2019, amid tumultuous political and economic events […]

Iraq Falls in Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked 172nd out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2020 report, down from 171st place the previous year. Top of the list were New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong, with last place going to Somalia, just behind Eritrea and Venezuela. Iran ranked 127th, with Libya […]

Conference: Find Out What’s Happening in Iraqi Business

From Peace to prosperity: The Conference to find out what’s happening for Iraq business. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) Autumn Conference in Dubai on December 8th is set against a backdrop of relative peace and security in Iraq, and the prospect of oil revenues surging through the economy is driving a wider range of […]

Iraq commits to further Advancing the Digital Economy

Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon have committed to digitally transform their countries, discussing their roadmaps to support the Mashreq region’s integration into the rapidly evolving global digital economy. The commitments came on the first day of the landmark, high-level forum on Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Development in Mashreq, which was  hosted by the Government of Jordan […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Senior Project Assistant (Security Governance and Liaison), IOM – International Organization for Migration Shelter & Settlement Focal point, IOM – International Organization for Migration Project Assistant, IOM – International Organization for Migration Senior Project Assistant, IOM – International Organization for Migration Political Affairs […]

$200m to Improve Iraq’s Electricity Supply

2.5 Million Iraqis and Businesses to Benefit from Improved Electricity Services A new US$200 million World Bank project will provide increased and more reliable supply of electricity to about 2.5 million Iraqis and productive enterprises in the governorates of Basra, Al-Muthanna, Thi Qar, and Missan who currently suffer from frequent and long power cuts and […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Operations Officer, The World Bank Operations Analyst, The World Bank Program Assistant, The World Bank Senior Operations Assistant, IOM – International Organization for Migration Senior Community Engagement Assistant, IOM – International Organization for Migration Field Security Officer, IOM – International Organization for Migration […]

Iraq GDP Growth to Hit 8.1%

By John Lee. A new report from the World Bank Group forecasts real GDP growth (at constant market prices) of 2.8 percent this year in Iraq, increasing to 8.1 percent next year: Iraq’s economy is gradually picking up following the deep economic strains of the last four years. Real GDP is estimated to have grown […]

Cabinet agrees Government Programme 2018-2022

The Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. It discussed the Iraqi government programme for 2018-2022, and adopted a covenant committing the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet to implementing the programme and to be held accountable for its delivery before parliament. […]