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Iraq Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Iraq

This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Iraq, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Iraq and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Iraq.

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Inflation and Conflict in Iraq: The Economics of Shortages Revisited

Containing inflation has turned out to be one of the most challenging aspects of economic management in Iraq. This paper posits that conventional as well as unconventional factors explain inflation dynamics in the recent past. click for more

Technical Assistance Evaluation Program

Findings of Evaluations and Updated Program - Evaluation of the Technical Assistance Subaccount for Iraq click for more

IMF Sees Global Imbalances Narrowing, but More to Be Done

Global Imbalances, Africa's Improved Debt Outlook, Nigerian Reform, Burkina Faso's Cotton Crisis, Ghana and Inflation Targeting, Iraq's Progress, Egypt's Reforms Spur Growth, Asian Trade, Baltics' High Growth Rate, News Briefs click for more

Iraq and the IMF

Press Release: Statement at the End of an IMF Mission on Iraq

December 9, 2014

IMF Survey : More Efficient Public Investment a Mideast, Central Asia Priority

November 17, 2014
Improving the efficiency of public infrastructure investment across many oil exporters in the Middle East and North Africa and the Caucasus and Central Asia is now more important than ever, a new IMF study says. click for more

Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries

November 12, 2014

Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries

November 12, 2014

IMF Survey : Mideast Sees Fragile Recovery Amid Conflicts and Transitions

October 27, 2014
The Middle East and North Africa region continues to experience lackluster growth for the fourth year in a row, the IMF said in its latest regional assessment. click for more

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Regional Economic Outlook Update: Middle East & Central Asia

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Economic developments in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) continue to reflect the diversity of conditions prevailing across the region. Most high-income oil exporters, primarily in the GCC, continue to record steady growth and solid economic and financial fundamentals, albeit with medium-term challenges that need to be addressed. In contrast, other countries—Iraq, Libya, Syria—are mired in conflicts with not just humanitarian but also economic consequences. And yet other countries, mostly oil importers, are making continued but uneven progress in advancing their economic agenda, often in tandem with political transitions and amidst difficult social conditions. In most of these countries, without extensive economic and structural reforms, economic prospects for the medium term remain insufficient to reduce high unemployment and improve living standards.

Economic activity in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) region is weakening, mainly because of the near-term slowdown and rising regional tensions affecting Russia, a key trading partner and sources of remittance and investment inflows, as well as weaker domestic demand in a number of CCA countries. Near-term risks are to the downside and tied to the fortunes of large trading partners. Policies need to focus on bolstering economic stability and, where needed, short-term support to ailing economic growth. In addition, a new model for high, sustained, diversified, and inclusive growth is needed to set the direction for economic policies for the next decade. Click for more

Resident Representative for Iraq

Gazi Shbaikat
Resident Representative

Dr. N. Abu-Aishan Bld. Floor #2
1 Saeed Al Mofti St. - Swifiyah
Amman 11185, Jordan
Email: GShbaikat@imf.org
Tel: (962) 6-5861598
Fax: (962) 6-5861572