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Iraqi Institute for Economic Reform

Iraqi Institute for Economic Reform

Our Mission

The Iraqi Institute for Economic Reform is an independent, non-partisan research institute based in Baghdad. Our mission is to assist Iraq in its transition to a modern market economy by promoting reform based on sound research and case studies. Assist in the development of citizen’s role in society.
Iraq receives significant amount of aid from governments, international organizations as well as revenue from its natural resources. Therefore it is crucial that allocation of fund and use of resources managed at its optimal levels.  Our institute provides independent and reliable data and analysis about the state of Iraq economy, through the provision of information and promoting vigorous public debate among all stakeholders.

Combining expertise to address key economic issues

The government, private sector and international organizations need accurate statistics and a critical assessment of the performance of the economy. In addition, there is a particular need for shaping the public and political debate, for example: whether to continue, abolish or modify the monthly food ration; whether and at what pace to privatize State Owned Enterprise (SOE)?  IIER’s role is to conduct research, stimulate discussions and conduct the debate among economists, other professions, experts, academics and businesses, on the national and international levels, to address such challenges. At the same time inform the general public on such matters and the economic reform agenda as whole.

On-the-ground research

Using our team of experts, we conduct statistical surveys, analysis, forecasts, project appraisals and make recommendations to policy makers.  Example of our research include: living standards, labour markets, government and the economy, globalization, trade and reconstruction. Within these categories, the work spans the full range of economic issues, such as trends in wages, welfare reform, labour market problems, the budget, taxation, fiscal policy, healthcare, education, the consumer price index, rural and urban policies, province-level economic development strategies, trade and global finance, comparative international economic performance, and the environment. The outcome of the research is disseminated to decision makers and the public via monthly seminars journals, brief reports and articles, and various other publications as well as the media.

Private sector development

IIER believe that the private sector can play a major role in the in the development of Iraq economy and delivery of services that require significant funding, thus reducing the risk and pressure on public purse. The institute works closely with this sector in Iraq and other civil societies to promote regulatory reforms to encourage private investment and growth of this critical  sector.

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