Iraq’s economic growth rate improved in 2008 as oil production neared its prewar peak, but per capita income remains well below prewar levels, and poverty—though the rates are declining—threatens political and economic stability and recovery.
In a data-intensive report released under the USAID-funded Country Analytics project, Nathan Associates concludes that Iraq’s precarious security situation continues to depress manufacturing, agriculture, and private investment. The report
The report analyzes a wide range of subjects, from government capacity, macroeconomic and trade policies, and the business environment, to economic infrastructure, gender equity, health, education, and employment. A full copy of Iraq: Economic Recovery Assessment, can be downloaded from CountryCompass, the Country Analytics project website.