K4D Helpdesk Report

Inclusive and Sustained Growth in Iraq

Published on 20 June 2018

Iraq faces significant economic challenges, in particular stemming from its dependence on oil revenue and the country’s bloated public sector. Private sector growth is particularly constrained by the dominance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), restrictive regulations, lack of access to finance, shortage of skilled labour and inadequate infrastructure. This review drew largely on reports by international development partners (most notably the World Bank) as well as policy papers; it found a dearth of relevant academic literature. While there was significant mention of women in the literature, it made negligible reference to persons with disabilities.

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Idris, I. (2018) Inclusive and Sustained Growth in Iraq, K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies

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Institute of Development Studies
Idris, Iffat


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