Web Search Results for "Iraq"

COVID-19 and Low Oil Prices Push Millions of Iraqis into ...
28 Feb 2021 at 6:14am
The economic monitor estimates that Iraq?s GDP is set to contract by 9.5% in 2020. While oil production plummeted to a five-years low, Iraq?s economy contracted by 6.8% during the first half of the year; of which non-oil GDP contracted by 9.2% as lockdowns and other COVID-19 related containment measures affected services sectors.

Trading out of fragility? Lessons from Iraq
23 Feb 2021 at 11:42am
Iraq has a long list of legacy exports for which latent knowledge about production is still in the economy. Products frequently exported in the past include rice, dried fruit, electric lamps, distillates of coal tar, crushed stone, wool, skins and hides, copper products, polymerized chemicals, trucks, and motor vehicle parts, among others.

The Growth-Employment Nexus - World Bank
28 Feb 2021 at 11:51am
Iraq experienced steady and strong GDP growth, av-eraging a rate of 7 percent per year over the 2007 to 2012 period but only modest poverty reduction; im-plying a negative but weak relationship between eco-nomic growth and poverty reduction. For economic growth to have a positive impact on poverty, it needs to

Iraq | Innovation Policy Platform
8 Feb 2021 at 2:30pm
The IPP includes a data visualisation tool containing the main available indicators relevant to a country?s innovation performance. Indicators are sourced primarily from the OECD and the World Bank, as well as from other sources of comparable quality.

Speech by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim ...
26 Feb 2021 at 6:55pm
Iraq has chosen the path of political inclusion ? a decision that created difficult challenges and holds great promise. It also makes for a noisier political climate. It requires acceptance of the Iraqi people?s differences, diversity and plurality, and the creation of public space to allow for their expression.

Middle Income Countries Overview - World Bank
28 Feb 2021 at 9:02pm
Middle income countries are a diverse group by size, population and income level, and are home to 5 of the world?s 7 billion people and 73% of the world?s poor people. MICs also represent about one-third of global GDP and are major engines of global growth.

Iran's Economic Update ? April 2020 - World Bank
1 Mar 2021 at 5:37am
The recession in Iran accelerated in 2019/20 as US sanctions progressively tightened. Iran?s GDP contracted by 7.6% in the first 9 months of 2019/20 (Apr-Dec 2019) largely due to a 37% decline in the oil sector.

Global Economic Prospects: Sub-Saharan Africa
24 Feb 2021 at 10:11pm
Recent developments. Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is recovering, supported by modestly rising commodity prices, strengthening external demand, and the end of drought in a number of countries.Security threats have subsided in several countries. Several factors are preventing a more robust recovery. In Angola and Nigeria, tight foreign exchange liquidity conditions, reflecting distortions in the ...

Infrastructure Deployment and Developing Competition
1 Mar 2021 at 1:15pm
Infrastructure Deployment and Developing Competition 61 Broadband Networks in the Middle East and North Africa ? http://dx.doi.org/10.1596/978-1-4648-0112-9

World Bank Blogs
28 Feb 2021 at 10:21pm
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