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publication November 11, 2020

Iraq Economic Monitor – Protecting Vulnerable Iraqis in the Time of a Pandemic: The Case For Urgent Stimulus and Economic Reforms

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  • Fall 2020
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The twin shocks of COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse of oil prices have caused significant economic challenges and pushed millions of Iraqis into poverty. With a Special Focus on Impacts of COVID-19 and weak oil prices on household poverty, the new issue of the World Bank’s Iraq Economic Monitor t finds that even under a benign impact scenario, up to 5.5 million more Iraqis could fall into poverty due to these twin crises.