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World Bank: Iraq Economic Monitor – The Slippery Road to Economic Recovery Fall 2021


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 business environment and private sector 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 of the World Bank Group. The report was written by Wael Mansour (Senior Economist, MTI), Majid Kazemi (Economist, MTI), and Ashwaq Maseeh (Economist, MTI).

The report was prepared under the direction of Saroj Kumar Jha (Country Director, MNC02), Eric Le Borgne (Practice Manager, MTI), Carmen Nonay (Practice Manager, SMNWA), Ramzi Neman (Head of Baghdad Office, MNCO2), and Christos Kostopoulos (Lead Economist, MTI). The first chapter includes inputs from Syed Mehdi Hassan (Senior Financial Sector Specialist). The Special Focus Chapter was prepared by a team consisting of Amal Talbi (Lead Water Resources Management Specialist), Amjad Muhammad Khan (Economist), Edoardo Borgomeo (Water Resources Management Specialist), Anders Jagerskog (Senior Water Resources Management Specialist), and contribution from Nafie Mofid (Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist), Wilfried Hudertmark (Senior Irrigation Specialist), Esha Dilip Zaveri (Water Economist), Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep (Lead Environment Specialist), and Iyad Rammal (Senior Infrastructure Specialist). Special thanks to Muna Salim (Senior Program Assistant, MTI) for her administrative support.

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 Wael Mansour (wmansour@, Majid Kazemi (mkazemi@worldbank. org), Ashwaq Maseeh (, or Eric Le Borgne (

The data cut-off date for this report is October 15, 2021

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