IMF: World Economic Outlook – October 2021

The analysis and projections contained in the World Economic Outlook are integral elements of the IMF’s surveillance of economic developments and policies in its member countries, of developments in international financial markets, and of the global economic system. The survey of prospects and policies is the product of a comprehensive interdepartmental review of world economic

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IMF: Regional Economic Outlook Update – Middle East and Central Asia

Acknowledgments The Middle East and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook (REO) Update is prepared each spring by the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD). The analysis and projections contained in the MCD REO are integral elements of the department’s surveillance of economic developments and policies in member countries. It draws primarily on information gat

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UNDP: IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE IRAQI ECONOMY

FOREWORD This paper builds on the “Impact of the Oil Crisis and COVID-19 on Iraq’s Fragility” published in August 2020 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It explored how the COVID-19 pandemic and diminishing oil revenues are affecting various dimensions of Iraq’s fragility. A series of forthcoming papers will provide more details on key aspects of Iraq

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A rejoinder to World Bank’s response to my article Re: ‘World Bank assessment is flawed…manufacturing is viable in Iraq.’By Dr. Amer Hirmis

To the editors of the ‘Iraqi Economists Network’ (IEN)   At the outset, my thanks go to the editors of the IEN and also to the World Bank’s ‘Country Economic Memorandum Team’ (WB-Team) for their interest in my article posted at the IEN website in early March (http://iraqieconomists.net/en/2021/03/08/world-banks-assessment-is-flawed-manufacturing-is-viable-in-iraq-pre

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