Iraq Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Fund (I3RF): Trust Fund Annual Progress Report to Development Partners 2021

The Iraq Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Fund (I3RF) was founded in partnership with the Government of Iraq in 2018 and is funded by Canada, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The Trust Fund provides a platform for financing and strategic dialogue for reconstruction and development in Iraq, with a focus on promoting targeted national reform efforts and improving the ef

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Public Sector Reform: A Way Forward for Iraq? By Faisal Al-Suhail

The public sector in Iraq accounts for the majority of employment in the oil-rich country. Plummeting oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in economic crisis and an ever increasing budget deficit. Where there is crisis however, there is opportunity: will 2021 bring a much needed reform of the public sector in Iraq? When the Iraq anti-government protests erupted

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Review and assessment of US-Aid project on establishing the Iraq Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) at the Ministry of Finance

Contents Executive summary 3 INTRODUCTION 7 2.1.      FMIS and the World implementation experience   7 2.2.      Iraq Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) Implementation Experience (post 2003 period).  9 2.3.      Lesson Learned   11 Government Enterprise Resource Planning (GERP) 12 3.1.      GERP High Level Overview    13 3.2.      Ira

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World Bank. Iraq: New Partnership to Improve Public Sector Governance, Increase Private Sector Participation, and Rebuild Human Capital

Washington DC, August 05, 2021—The World Bank Group has renewed its commitment to the continued support of Iraq, approving a new Country Partnership Framework (CPF) to form the basis of its 2022–2026 partnership with the country. The framework lays out the main development goals the World Bank Group aims to support in Iraq and proposes a series of strategic interventions to hel

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World Bank’s Assessment Is Flawed – Manufacturing Is Viable in Iraq Additional Reflections on Iraq’s Industry. By Humam Miscone*

These additional reflections are prompted the article of Dr. Amer Hirmis entitled “World Bank’s Assessment Is Flawed: Manufacturing Is Viable in Iraq… Preliminary Brief Comments!” (Hirmis, 2021), which provided critical assessment and comments and challenged some of the analyses and recommendations provided in a recent WBG document entitled “Breaking Out of Fragility A Country

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