Finding the Private Sector’s Voice in Iraq
February 18, 2014
Article at a glance
- According to CIPE’s 2012 Iraqi Business Survey, while Iraqi businessmen are guardedly optimistic about economic prospects in the country, private sector actors remain wary of a political and security environment that is unconducive to business.
- Surveyed businessmen identified corruption as the top non-security threat to the Iraqi private sector, with 26 percent of respondents noting that the key reason corruption prevails is that politicians condone and cover up bribes.
- Though business opportunities for women have expanded since 2004, more than two-thirds of surveyed businessmen indicated that women did not have equal opportunities to start businesses in Iraq.
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