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Private Sector Development programme in Iraq

Post Conflict Reconstruction
11 October 2009

Upper Quartile has been working with the World Bank in Iraq to support the start up of its Private Sector Development (PSD) programme, the first phase of which will extend over the next two years. Our initial input has been focused primarily on coordinating start-up activities related to enabling the policy framework for PSD, and has involved a close working relationship with the Prime Minister's Advisors’ office, as well as with key members of the international community, notably the UN.  DFID has provided funding to support the World Bank for this phase. 


Upper Quartile's Adrian Green has supported the World Bank in facilitating a series of discussions with key members of the Iraqi National Investment Commission on the options for an ambitious Public Private Partnership in infrastructure provision. The discussions were initially held in Baghdad.   At workshop discussions, held in Amman, presentations were made by senior World Bank/ IFC staff from around the globe on PPP experience to NIC staff.   The PPP programme is now generating interest from a diverse range of major global corporates and wealth funds.  Other aspects of the private sector development programme will include state owned enterprise reform and examining options for private sector participation.  

Contact Adrian Green Adrian Green for more information.