Iraq : 2019 Article IV Consultation and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publication Date:

July 26, 2019

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Forty years of upheaval has eroded physical and human capital and weakened public institutions. Social conditions remain harsh following the war with ISIS, with slow progress at reconstruction, weak public services and a lack of job opportunities. The recent rebound in oil prices helped deliver a large budget surplus and healthy build-up in reserves in 2018, but post-war recovery has been sluggish. The SDR 3.8 billion ($5.3 billion) Stand-by Arrangement approved in 2016 expires in July.

Series:

Country Report No. 19/248

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 26, 2019

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513508887/1934-7685

Stock No:

1IRQEA2019001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

85

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