Iraq's Federal Budget: Non-Transparency consequences and indecisiveness of economic legislation

On 3 October 2009, the Iraq Institute for Economic Reform held its monthly pubic seminar entitled, "Iraq's Federal Budget: Non-Transparency Consequences and Indecisiveness of Economic Legislation". The seminar shed light on aspects of the budget that requires transparency and mechanism for ensuring that next year's budget will be accessible to the general public. Discussions also focused on key legislation related to economic reform in Iraq that has yet to be approved by parliament.

Papers were presented by the following experts:

    - Dr. Amera Al-Baldawi - Member of Economic Committee, Council of Representatives
    - Ambassador Joseph D. Stafford - Anti-Corruption Coordinator, Embassy of the USA, Baghdad
    - Mr. Sami Al-Atroshi - Member of Economic Committee, Council of Representatives
    - Dr. Kamal Al-Basri - Iraqi Institute for Economic Reform
    - Mr. Luay Al-Khateeb - Iraqi Energy Institute
    - Ali Abdul Kareem - Iraqi Institute for Economic Refrom

Seminar's Studies:

    - Dr. Amera Al-Baldawi -Download-
    - Mr. Sami Al-Atroshi -Download-
    - Dr. Kamal Al-Basri -Download-
    - Mr. Luay Al-Khateeb -Download-
    - Ali Abdul Kareem -Download-

Newspapers' Article about the Seminar:

    - Al-Mada Newspaper, Issue no. 1678 -Download-

The seminar's final recommendations are available in Arabic and  English.

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