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, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Iraq.

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Iraq: At a Glance

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Iraq joined the Fund on December 27, 1945; Article XIV
  • Quota: SDR 1,188.40 million

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Iraq and the IMF

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Regional Economic Outlook

April 29, 2019

Growth for countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) region has weakened but remains broadly stable in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA). Volatile oil prices, restrained oil production, and tighter domestic monetary conditions in most oil exporters add to headwinds from slowing global growth. Elevated public debt in oil importers limits capacity to address critical infrastructure and social needs, restrains growth, and leaves economies vulnerable to external shocks. A more challenging external environment increases the urgency across all regions of further growth-friendly fiscal consolidation and structural reform efforts to enhance resilience and deliver higher and more inclusive private-sector-led growth.
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