Making Space for The Private Sector: An Interview with Ahmed Tabaqchali

This month we take a different tack and hear Mr.Tabachali’s views on the role of finance and markets, Iraq’s early efforts mobilizing financial technology (FINTECH) for the unbanked and kickstarting small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) growth.

Washington and Baghdad’s New Government: A Test of Economics

It is no secret that Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s government is backed by the United States. After almost two years of struggling to deal with Prime...

Iraq and The Desalination Revolution: First Steps, Future Trends

In the last article on critical infrastructure, we looked at how new trends in renewable energy can assist resilient development, decentralising power for critical...

Measuring Iraq’s Capacity: A Problem of Units and Systems

How do individuals who closely follow events in Iraq observe progress in state capacity and governance, two contested but related concepts? Those looking at...

Iraq Energy Institute and AHK Iraq Announce Partnership

Baghdad, Iraq, 15th April 18, 2020: Iraq Energy Institute (IEI), an independent non-profit policy institute and the German Liaison Office for Industry and Commerce...

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Without the US, don’t expect a universal oil deal

As the world enters a darker phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, what began as a row between Moscow and Riyadh over OPEC+ oil supply reduction quotas,...

Health Check: What Does COVID-19 Reveal About Iraq’s Public Health Resources?

When we assess how COVID-19 may affect fragile states, it’s important to remember the context of each country in question. Have serious disease outbreaks...

Op-Ed: Iraq’s Oil Strategy Should Prioritise Market Share Over Price Agreements

In the midst of a chaotic misalignment of targets and disagreement among OPEC’s oil producers on whether to continue a policy of supply adjustment...

Scaling up Job Creation: An Interview with Ewout Frankema

In our current series on job creation strategies – titled “Towards Sustainable Job Creation in Iraq“, we have been particularly keen to speak with...

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