Baghdad / morning
concluded in the Lebanese capital , Beirut , business workshop fourth and final work in the framework of the preparation and prepare for the completion and launch of the national strategy for poverty alleviation in Iraq in the second edition of the years 2018-2022 with the support of the World Bank and other international organizations , which are expected to be approved in its final form during the coming months.
During the days of the workshop
five, review the results
achieved from the first strategy 2010-2014 and the challenges and circumstances faced, with a discussion of the final draft of the strategy of poverty alleviation in Iraq for the years 2018-2022, seeking to fill the gaps in the activities included in the second strategy to benefit from the first strategy. Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning Qasim care screening suggests that the decline in oil prices and the emergence of "Daesh" and the resulting waves of displacement caused aggravation of poverty in the country due to the reduction of public spending and reduce the gross domestic product was expected to grow by 9 percent annually between 2013-2014 .
He noted that the exodus had negative effects on poverty and the labor market as it has been estimated decline in the number of employees as a result of the public crisis of 2014 by about 800 thousand jobs, meaning that 800 thousand extra person aged 15-63 years have become without work compared to the scenario of normal growth, either employees of them, the the crisis led them to shift from productive work and higher incomes in the industry and construction sector to the productivity and lower incomes in the non - performing business in the sectors of agriculture and services.
He sort out that the government has begun implementing a program to correct the fiscal situation, noting that the sharp decline in oil prices has resulted in a sharp rise in the budget of 6 percent deficit of gross domestic product in 2013 to 14 percent of GDP in 2015, and in religion year from 31 percent of GDP in 2013 to 56 percent in 2015, also caused the decline in oil prices in the deterioration of the deficit in the current account of the balance of payments surplus payments stood at 1 percent of GDP in 2013 to a deficit of 6 percent in 2015 . Undersecretary of the Ministry of planning predicted that the output is witnessing pain I total discharge of 8 percent during the year 2017 in the light of the donor - funded agreement, and non - oil growth is recovering gradually to reach half of its normal growth in 2014 before progress with progress in the liberation of the occupied territories by "Daesh" government.
He explained that a gradual increase in oil prices and to correct the fiscal situation gradually reduce the budget deficit from 13.5 percent of GDP in 2015 to around zero in 2020 and reduce the deficit in the current account of the balance of payments from 6 percent in 2015 to less than 2 percent a year 2021.
for their part , expressed by representatives of international organizations participating in the workshop readiness to provide all possible support for the successful implementation of the new strategy, as it said the United Nations Development program Director in Iraq Munir constant pursuit of the program to provide appropriate support for strategic activities that should be with the plans identifies National development, noting that all affiliated international organizations under the United Nations tent, particularly related activities multi - dimensional anti - poverty organizations have a willingness to provide the required support.
Participants called for the need Asttnina strategic projects of the Financial Management Act of what would contribute to the recycling amounts disbursed to the coming years and to provide additional funds for poverty reduction projects included in the strategy of the general budget for the program of the regions and allocations petrodollar development allocations.
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