2018 Annual Report: Riding the Oil Markets, Iraq’s Economy in Transition

Iraq’s fortunes are once again highly dependent upon oil prices following a period where the government succeeded in stabilising expenditures, on the basis of...

Leapfrog Logistics: Digitising Delivery in Iraq

In the second part of our series on Iraq’s burgeoning tech sector, we spoke with Sandoog CMO and co-founder Mustafa al Obaidi. Last week,...

Iraq’s New Digital Economy: An Interview with Mohammed Khudairi

This is the first in a series of interviews looking at Iraq’s emerging digital economy, beginning with a discussion on how Iraq can sustain...

Governance and Conflict Risk: The View from Iraq

A 2017 review of hundreds of studies on stable, peaceful governance points to where we have gone wrong in trying to foster development. What...

Cash Transfer Programming (Part 3): Problems and Opportunities

This is the final part of a three-article series that seeks to provide an overview of recent literature on the ongoing debate on cash...

Cash Transfer Programming (Part 2): CTP in Iraq

In Iraq, interest has been growing in several types of Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) aside from existing humanitarian Unconditional Cash Transfers (UCTs) for IDPs,...

IEF 2018 Strategic Policy Report

Marking the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the Iraq Energy Institute (IEI), the 2018 Iraq Energy Forum (IEF) brought together a wide array...

The Process of Federalism: an Interview with Mike Fleet of the...

In December, we spoke to Mike Fleet, who has been working in Iraq with the Canadian organisation Institute of Governance (IOG) which works in...

One Tool, Many Problems: the Case for Cash Transfers (Part 1)

The following three articles seek to provide an overview of recent literature on the ongoing debate on cash transfer programming (CTP) essentially using cash...

Iraq Industrial Policy & Investment Promotion Strategy 2018

Decades of war, sanctions and civil strife have crippled the Iraqi economy. Placing the country on a sustainable economic growth path will require a...

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