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World Bank: Iraq Economic Monitor Toward Reconstruction, Economic Recovery and Fostering Social Cohesion

With a Special Focus on Transition to Poverty

Targeted Cash Transfer System

The Iraq Economic Monitor provides an update on key economic developments and

policies over the previous six months and presents findings from recent World Bank work on Iraq, placing them in a longer-term and global context and assessing the implications of these developments and other changes in policy regarding the outlook for Iraq. Its coverage ranges from the macro-economy to financial markets to indicators of human welfare and development. It is intended for a wide audience, including policy makers, business leaders, financial market participants, and the community of analysts and professionals engaged in Iraq.

The Iraq Economic Monitor is a product of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) unit in the Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment (MTI) Global Practice in the World Bank Group. The report was led by Bledi Celiku (Economist). The report is authored by Ashwaq Maseeh (Economist). The Special Focus is authored by Dhiraj Sharma (Economist). Muna Abeid Salim (Senior Program Assistant) provided outstanding administrative support.

The report was prepared under the direction of Kevin Carey (Practice Manager, MENA MTI) and Saroj Kumar Jha (Country Director, MNC02). Several reviewers offered helpful comments and advice. These included Benu Bidani, Ghassan Alkhoja, Hana Brixi, Lili Mottaghi, Matthew Wai-Poi, Rene Antonio Leon Solano and Yara Salem. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this Monitor are those of World Bank staff and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Executive Board of the World Bank or the governments they represent. For information about the World Bank and its activities in Iraq, please visit  (English) or  (Arabic). For questions and comments on the content of this publication, please contact Ashwaq Maseeh (, Bledi Celiku ( , or Kevin Carey ( .

Download the full report. Click on following link

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