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The World Bank informs Iraq that its financial situation is in danger, especially with regard to the salaries of state employees

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The World Bank informs Iraq that its financial situation is in danger, especially with regard to the salaries of state employees

 

 

by EditorIraq News , Economy2 Hours ago
 

Baghdad:

The World Bank has informed Iraq that its financial situation is in danger, especially with regard to salaries of state employees.

The World Bank, in its latest report on Iraq late last year, indicated that “in the absence of clear structural reforms and the slow process of re-lending, the recovery of growth in Iraq may be short-lived. This situation seems especially present if we take into account the expectations of oil markets, as prices and exports are likely to decline given the decline in global demand and doubts related to the renewal of the OPEC agreement.

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The report added, "The risks persist over the medium term. As the absence of economic diversification and the lack of budget flexibility associated with the wage bill in the public sector reduces financial surpluses in Iraq, as it increases the vulnerability of the economy to external shocks. These factors also threaten to further delay lending and undermine recent positive government efforts, especially in the electricity and agricultural sectors. Creating appropriate fiscal space for programs that promote growth will be a prerequisite for diversification and job creation, without which the large increase in oil production would mean little for most Iraqis.

The report pointed out that with the return of the displaced to their areas, there will be an increasing need to provide economic opportunities and maintain flexible social assistance in these parts of the country.

Fragility of the current socio-economic system

He stressed that “job shortages, corruption and poor service delivery remain among the most important risks to growth and financial sustainability. Iraqi youth demonstrated in demonstrations in October 2019 to demonstrate these concerns and concerns. These demonstrations revealed the fragility of the current socio-economic system. It is expected that these social unrest will be dealt with through more short-term financial incentives - such as cash transfers, public sector employment, housing programs and others - in order to calm the anger of the protesters. However, the results may not be satisfactory because creating jobs, genuinely fighting corruption and structural reforms will require a longer time frame.

 

http://altahreernews.com/12299/

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7 hours ago, screwball said:

They all know what must be done 

Certainly do..... they’re all jockeying and maneuvering positions for the best advantage! (Personal in most cases) 

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10 hours ago, screwball said:

They all know what must be done 


Exactly. This article screams, “CHANGE YOUR CURRENCY!”

 

Wow! This could be a nice green light. 
 

Great find Mary!

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17 hours ago, Mary B said:

The risks persist over the medium term. As the absence of economic diversification and the lack of budget flexibility associated with the wage bill in the public sector reduces financial surpluses in Iraq, as it increases the vulnerability of the economy to external shocks

Yep says it all....

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I believe there is around 3 million public employees.

When 95% of iraq income comes from oil sales, the oil sales are subject to market price fluctuations. Difficult for budget calculations, to make planning decisions and

formulating economic policy.

Diversification the economy is the key;

- Private sector

- Industrial sector 

- Agricultural sector

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