2018 MENA Economic Monitor

Iraq's GDP growth is projected to return to a positive 2.5% in 2018 despite the extension of the OPEC+ agreement till end-2018.

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Iraq is slowly emerging from the deep economic strains of the last three years, but progress can be accelerated.

To improve the livelihoods of over one million Iraqis

A new project to improve the livelihoods of Iraqis through cash, short-term employment, and other means of social support.



Saroj Kumar Jha

Regional Director for the Mashreq

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MENA Economic Monitor, April 2018: Economic Transformation

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