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.
Iraq and the IMF
September 21, 2016
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde met on September 21 with Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings. During the meeting, they discussed Iraq’s IMF-supported economic reform program that was approved by the Executive Board on July 7, 2016.
September 12, 2016
July 14, 2016
July 14, 2016
Series: Country Report No. 16/225
Notes: Also available in Arabic
July 7, 2016
Regional Economic Outlook
Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan
In 2016, low oil prices and deepening conflicts continue to weigh mightily on the economies of the MENAP region. Oil exporters are facing another year of heavily reduced oil export revenues, and require ongoing fiscal consolidation and reforms to cope with these losses and to diversify their economies away from oil. Oil importers are experiencing uneven and fragile growth, and need to adjust to the challenges of spillovers from their oil-exporting neighbors and the threat from conflicts. Read the report