Launched in 2010, the Working Group on Investment Zones in Iraq helps the Iraqi government to develop investment zones, which can mitigate many of the risks foreign investors face when operating in Iraq and allow the Government of Iraq to set up a clear business, legal, and regulatory framework on a pilot basis. In turn, this will allow the Iraqi government to attract foreign investment and develop high-growth industries. Eventually, the Government of Iraq can expand the investment zone pilot structure outside its investment zones and truly begin to transform its economy and contribute to its sustainable development.
WORKING GROUP MEETINGS
5th meeting, April 2013
4th meeting, November 2012
3rd meeting, June 2012
2nd meeting, November 2011
1st meeting, March 2011
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Special Training Session on Feasibility Studies for Investment Zones - 29 – 30 April 2013, Cairo, Egypt
The MENA-OECD Investment Programme’s “Special Training Session on Feasibility Studies for Investment Zones” trained participants from Iraq’s National Investment Commission and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Infrastructure, as well as other ministries and agencies, on conducting and assessing feasibility studies using a TELOS framework.
Using this framework, Iraqi government officials will be better able to assess the value of potential projects and evaluate the likelihood of project success. In turn, Iraqi government officials should be better able to develop the projects discussed throughout MENA-OECD’s Investment Zone and Infrastructure Finance Working Group meetings.
The training is part of MENA-OECD’s capacity building programme for Iraqi government officials, and it built on the “Special Training Session at the NIC Department of Investment Zones for Government of Iraq Officials” held in Baghdad in January 2013.
Special training session for Government of Iraq officials, 15-16 January 2013
Enabling and Sustaining Private Foreign Investment in Iraq, 25-26 November 2010
Training workshop for the Iraq National Investment Commission, 10-12 March 2010