The Iraqi Institute for Economic Reform (IIER) held a workshop last Saturday, 8 January 2011, to discuss the draft state budget for 2011. In taking this initiative, facilitating the discussion and providing analysis, IIER is keen to assist members of Parliament in speeding up the task of decision making and approval of the budget. As any delay will have significant impact on the economy and will hinder progress and the delivery of aims and objectives of the new government. In addition, having this public discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the new budget will help publicising this information through the media and to citizens, thus contributing to the achievement of budget transparency principles.
The workshop was attended by a number of prominent economist, the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Mr Ali Al Allaaq, Dr Mehdi Al Hafedh the former Minister of Planning, Dr Mudher Mohammed Salih Central Bank Advisor and Dr Aamera Al Beldawi, as well as IIER researchers.
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