On 17-18 February 2010, the first meeting of the Working Group on Infrastructure Finance in Iraq was organised in co-operation with the Jordan Executive Privatisation Commision in Amman. The meeting was a follow-up to the Conference on Opportunities for Infrastructure Finance in Iraq, that took place on 21 November 2009 in Baghdad.
The training workshop on Enabling and Sustaining Private Foreign Investment in Iraq, organised by the Ministry of Investment of Egypt and the MENA-OECD Investment Programme, took place at the OECD Paris headquarters on 6-8 July 2009.
The training programme on investment promotion and media, jointly organised by the Jordanian Investment Board and MENA-OECD, took place in Amman on 26-29 January 2009 with the participation of nine officials from the Iraqi National Investment Commission (NIC).
Le Programme MENA – (pays du Moyen Orient et d’Afrique du Nord) – OCDE pour l’investissement a pour objet de promouvoir de vastes réformes visant à améliorer le climat des investissements, à renforcer les partenariats régionaux et internationaux et à favoriser une croissance économique durable dans toute la région. Ce programme fait partie de l’Initiative MENA-OCDE sur la gouvernance et l’investissement (www.oecd.org/mena).
This task force meeting focused on launching working groups focusing on legislative revision, state-owned enterprise restructuring, small and medium-sized enterprise development, social dialogue, and investment policy.
Participants discussed options for the implementation of economic and private sector development reforms. Presentations made by Iraqi officials and OECD/UNDP representatives encouraged active discussion to help identify the most relevant policy and reform areas in Iraqi economic reconstruction.
Amman, Jordan. The meeting took place as part of the OECD’s engagement with Iraq in the framework of the International Compact for Iraq and aims to offer to the Iraqi Government practical and co-operative assistance in the areas of investment and anti-corruption policy.