Iraq

Iraq Country Water Resource Assistance Strategy : Addressing Major Threats to People's Livelihoods

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This report for Iraq - country water
resources assistance strategy (CWRAS) addresses these
objectives in two parts. The first part, which is largely
descriptive, reviews existing conditions and summarizes
Iraq's considerable accomplishments over the past
decades in developing and managing water resources. The
second part investigates challenges and priorities-how to
balance the needs of short-term reconstruction and the

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Agosto 2014
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

Private Sector Development in Iraq : An Investment Climate Reform Agenda

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Despite decades of war and instability,
Iraq's abundant natural resources, strategic geographic
location and cultural history endow it with tremendous
potential for growth and diverse economic development.
Driven by windfall oil revenues in recent years the
Government of Iraq (GoI) has invested heavily in rebuilding
infrastructure with abundant oil reserves ensuring steady
progress. However, decades of socialist policies have

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Noviembre 2014
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

Doing Business Economy Profile 2015 : Iraq

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This economy profile for Doing Business
2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Iraq. To
allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data
for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each
indicator. Doing Business 2015 is the 12th edition in a
series of annual reports measuring the regulations that
enhance business activity and those that constrain it.
Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business; for

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Enero 2015
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

Doing Business 2014 Economy Profile : Iraq

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This economy profile presents the Doing
Business indicators for Iraq. In a series of annual reports,
Doing Business assesses regulations affecting domestic firms
in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of
business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving
insolvency and trading across borders. This year's
report data cover regulations measured from June 2012
through May 2013. The report is the 11th edition of the

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Junio 2014
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

The Unfulfilled Promise of Oil and Growth : Poverty, Inclusion and Welfare in Iraq 2007-2012

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Iraq appears to have firmly entered the
ranks of upper middle-income countries in 2012, having
experienced strong economic growth following the
establishment of a civilian elected government in 2005-06.
In 2012 the years of growth culminated in a per capita GDP
of 2472 constant 2005 US$. This three-volume poverty and
inclusion assessment provides the first in-depth analysis of
Iraq's economic and social development during the

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Enero 2015
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

Where are Iraq’s Poor?

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Measuring poverty and tracking it over
time is an important prerequisite to national economic
planning. Absence of official data on household expenditure
or poverty line hampered the ability of Iraqi policymakers
to understand the extent of the problem, analyze their
causes, and devise appropriate policies. Iraq household
socioeconomic survey (IHSES) 2006-07 was the first survey of
its kind since 1988 to cover all 18 governorates. The survey

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Julio 2015
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

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The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - currently ratified by 187 countries - is the only human rights treaty that deals specifically with rural women (Art. 14). Adopted in 1979 by the United Nations Generally Assembly, entered into force in 1981. The Convention defines discrimination against women as follows:

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Enero 1979
Publisher(s)
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN)

Law No. 2 of 1983 on pasture.

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This Law aims to manage and develop the pasture by identifying the areas of rough grazing, planning the grazing according to scientific bases, protecting the natural vegetation, conserving water resources and organizing their use, and conducting studies and researches for the protection of rough grazing. The provisions of this Law concern the state-owned properties allocated for pasture and exclude cultivated lands and other particular cases.

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Enero 1983

Iraqi Company for Contracts for Land Reclamation (Law No. 116 of 1981).

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There shall be established the Iraqi Company for Contracts of Land Reclamation under the Council of Ministers. The Company shall execute projects on land reclamation and operate as a contractor in this field. The Company shall have legal personality, financial and administrative independence and full legal competence to carry out its functions inside or outside Iraq (art. 1). Properties of the Company shall be considered "State domains" (art. 7). It seems that the Company may sell or lease reclaimed lands (please see art. 2, comma 1).

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Noviembre 1981