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Safeguarding Financial Stability & Developing a Modern Economy

Safeguarding Financial Stability & Developing a Modern Economy

H.E. Nechirvan Barzani, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, on his vision to achieve economic stability and sustainable growth in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
07 Jun 2016

The Future Economic Challenges of Kurdistan

The Future Economic Challenges of Kurdistan

The majority of people in the Kurdistan Region are financially dependent on the government, which is itself dependent on oil income. Like many oil-based economies, the region’s economic booms and busts...

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Identifying Global Beacons for Private Sector Reform

Identifying Global Beacons for Private Sector Reform

By Dave van Zoonen
The vulnerability of Kurdistan’s economy to volatility in the international markets was painfully revealed by last year’s fall in oil prices.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

The Impact of the Humanitarian Crises on Human Security

The Impact of the Humanitarian Crises on Human Security

The on-going structural conflict in Iraq coupled with the advance of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has severely compromised human security in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Resilience-building in the Kurdistan Region

Resilience-building in the Kurdistan Region

With decreasing humanitarian aid, more development must come: resilience-building for refugees and host community in Kurdistan, writes Roger Guiu, MERI Research Fellow.

Kurdistan Region
01 Oct 2015

Turkey: The Kurdistan Region’s Largest Trading Partner

Turkey: The Kurdistan Region’s Largest Trading Partner

Ankara-Erbil relations significantly deepened and widened to cover security, economic, political, and cultural dimensions over the last decade.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

Focus: MNR Annual Report, Transparency in Energy Sector

Focus: MNR Annual Report, Transparency in Energy Sector

In another step forward for transparency in the Kurdistan’s energy sector and finances, the KRG Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) released its comprehensive Annual Report in April 2014. The report...

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

The Success of Economic Regionalism in the Kurdistan Region

The Success of Economic Regionalism in the Kurdistan Region

Dr. Anwar Anaid explains the success of the Kurdistan Region's economic regionalism, and why the Region's stability and prosperity are crucial for Iraq.

Kurdistan Region
24 Feb 2015

Determined to Grow: Economy

Determined to Grow: Economy

An expected 8% growth rate, giant investment projects, and sound economic policies have ensured that the wind is blowing on the side of the Kurdistan Region economy.

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Commitment to Democracy & Rule of Law

Commitment to Democracy & Rule of Law

In a very brief period of time, the Kurdistan Region has managed to achieve a rapidly developing economy, political stability, and national cohesion.

Kurdistan Region
30 Jul 2013

MNR Annual Report 2013

MNR Annual Report 2013

The KRG’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) released a comprehensive Annual Report for 2013 in late April.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jul 2013

Building Bridges

Falah Mustafa Bakir, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, KRG

IIG talks to Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir on the KRG's foreign policy priorities.

Kurdistan Region
07 Jun 2016 - Erbil

Boosting Trade

Fathi al Mudaris, Advisor, Ministry of Trade and Industry, KRG

IIG talks to Fathi Al-Mudaris on the trade and investment landscape in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
25 May 2016 - Erbil

Kurdistan in Italy

Rezan Kader, Representative, KRG Italy

IIG talks to Rezan Kader, the KRG Representative in Italy, on the KRG - Italy bilateral ties.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016 - Erbil

Kurdistan in Australia

Haval Syan, Representative, KRG Australia

IIG talks to Haval Syan, the KRG Representative in Commonwealth of Australia, on the KRG-Australia bilateral ties.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016 - Erbil

Kurdistan’s IT Strategy

Hiwa Afandi, Head of the Department of IT, KRG

IIG talks to Hiwa Afandi about the DIT’s current and future projects.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016 - Erbil

Cooperation On All Fronts

Bayan Sami Rahman, High Representative, KRG

IIG talks to Bayan Sami Rahman, the KRG High Representative to the USA, on the KRG-U.S. relations and her Representation's top priorities to further strengthen...

Kurdistan Region
29 Sep 2015 - Erbil

Partner Of Choice

Karwan Jamal Tahir, High Representative, KRG

IIG talks to Karwan Jamal Tahir, the KRG High Representative to the UK, on the KRG-U.K. relations, and his Representation's top priorities & goals to further...

Kurdistan Region
29 Sep 2015 - Erbil

Source of Inspiration

Donnie MacDonald, President & Country Manager, Chevron Iraq

IIG talks to Donnie MacDonald about recent developments at Chevron's Qara Dagh, Sarta, and Rovi blocks, and the trends in Kurdistan's oil and gas industry.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015 - Erbil

Leading the Way

Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister, KRG

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani explains the KRG's economic performance, why investors should choose Kurdistan as a business destination, and the key...

Kurdistan Region
23 Feb 2015 - Erbil

Confidence in the Future

Masoud Barzani, President, KRG

IIG talks to President Masoud Barzani about the Kurdistan Region’s cooperation with the international community, new regional challenges, and Kurdistan’s...

Kurdistan Region
23 Feb 2015 - Erbil

The KRG's Foreign Policy Perspective

Falah Mustafa Bakir, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, KRG

Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir details the Kurdistan Region’s foreign policy goals and priorities in 2015 and the Region’s strengthening ties with the...

Kurdistan Region
17 Dec 2014 - Erbil

Secure & Stable

Karim Sinjari, Minister of Interior, KRG

Minister Karim Sinjari provides IIG with exclusive analysis of the current security situation in the Kurdistan Region, as well as the KRG's security cooperation...

Kurdistan Region
16 Dec 2014 - Erbil

Boosting Trade for Growth

Samal Sardar, Minister of Trade and Industry, KRG

Samal Sardar explains why he believes the Kurdistan Region remains an attractive destination for foreign investment and discusses the Ministry of Trade...

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014 - Erbil

Kurdistan in Austria

Dr. Mustafa Ramazan Goran, Representative, KRG in Austria

Dr. Mustafa Ramazan Goran speaks to IIG regarding the ties that the KRG Representation in Austria is fostering between Austrian and Kurdish business and...

Kurdistan Region
04 Sep 2014 - Erbil

Kurdistan in France

Khaman Zirar Asaad, Representative, KRG in France

Khaman Zirar Asaad provides IIG exclusive insight into the ways in which the KRG Representation in France is bringing French business to the Kurdistan...

Kurdistan Region
03 Sep 2014 - Erbil

Connecting the Region

Rebaz Kawa, CEO, TarinNet

Rebaz Kawa speaks to IIG regarding the trajectory of the Kurdistan Region’s ICT sector, the opportunities present, and the steps that TarinNet and the...

Kurdistan Region
17 Aug 2014 - Erbil

Local Knowledge, Local Applications

Godar J. Ibrahim, CEO, Awrosoft

Godar Ibrahim speaks to IIG regarding the current opportunities and challenges facing Kurdistan’s ICT sector, and the huge potential in several ICT-related...

Kurdistan Region
16 Aug 2014 - Erbil

Leadership and Coordination

Hiwa Afandi, Head of the KRG Department of IT (DIT), KRG

Hiwa Afandi describes the role of the Department of Information Technology (DIT) in building the Kurdistan Region’s IT and ICT infrastructure, and discusses...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

Promoting Opportunities for Growth

Rezan Kader, KRG Representative to Italy, KRG

Rezan Kader discusses the business and investment opportunities that the Kurdistan Region offers Italian companies, and provides insight into the ways...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

Long-term Collaboration

Dilshad Barzani, KRG Representative in Germany, KRG

Dilshad Barzani provides IIG with insight into the ways in which the KRG’s Representative office in Germany has brought the KRG and Germany together...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

Promoting Spanish Investment

Daban Shadala, KRG Representative in Spain, KRG

Daban Shadala provides IIG with insights into the KRG Representation in Spain’s strategy to draw Spanish investment into the Kurdistan Region, as well...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

DFR signs MoU with Invest In Group for ‘Kurdistan Review 2014’

Falah Mustafa Bakir & Can Yirik, Signing Ceremony, DFR & IIG

Today, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) and...

Kurdistan Region
17 Feb 2014 - Erbil

Securing a Rapidly Developing Society

Karim Sinjari, Minister of Interior, KRG

Minister Karim Sinjari provides IIG with exclusive analysis of the operations of the Kurdistan Region’s security apparatus, as well as the challenges...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013 - Erbil

Developing European Partnerships

Delavar Ajgeiy, Head of the KRG Mission to the EU, KRG

Delavar Ajgeiy provides his analysis of the developing strategic and commercial relationship between the EU and the Kurdistan Region. Ajgey also discusses...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013 - Erbil

Strategy and Progress

Dr. Rekawt H. Rashid, Minister of Health, KRG

Minister Rekawt Rashid provides IIG with exclusive insights into the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) strategies for improving the capacity and efficacy of...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013 - Erbil

Follow Us

Mawlawi Jabar Wahab, Chairman, General Board of Tourism, KRG

Mawlawi Jabar Wahab explains the development of the tourism industry in the Kurdistan Region, the different aspects of the Tourism Strategic Plan 2025,...

Kurdistan Region
21 Aug 2013 - Erbil

The Partner of Choice

Alistair Burt, Parliamentary, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Minister Alistair Burt provides IIG with exclusive insight into the role the Kurdistan Region can play in providing stability and facilitating the further...

Kurdistan Region
13 Aug 2013 - London

Shaping the Future of the Kurdistan Region

Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister, KRG

PM Nechirvan Barzani provides IIG with exclusive insight into the importance of the KRG’s Human Capacity Development Program, the major structural reforms...

Kurdistan Region
29 Jul 2013 - Erbil

Planned Expansion

Nawzad Hadi, Governor of the Erbil Province, KRG

Nawzad Hadi explains the primary duties and activities of his office, the expansion of the capital city according to the Erbil Strategic Master Plan, the...

Kurdistan Region
05 Jul 2013 - Erbil

Sustainable Model

Leo Koot, Managing Director, TAQA Iraq

Leo Koot explains TAQA’s decision to pursue opportunities in the Kurdistan Region, the company’s expectations for exploration and production activities,...

Kurdistan Region
04 Jul 2013 - Erbil

The Dramatic Growth of Gulf Keystone in the Kurdistan Region

Umur Eminkahyagil, Country Manager, Gulf Keystone Petroleum

Gulf Keystone has played a significant role in developing the energy industry of the Kurdistan Region. With the abundant oil and gas reserves located in...

Kurdistan Region
03 Jul 2013 - Erbil

Planning for the Future

Bill Jack, General Manager, Western Zagros

Bill Jack discusses the major developments in the Garmian Block, the production goals and targets of Western Zagros, the effort that has gone into developing...

Kurdistan Region
03 Jul 2013 - Erbil

An Ideal Destination

Donnie MacDonald, President & Country Manager, Chevron Iraq

Donnie MacDonald explains Chevron’s initial decision to pursue opportunities in Kurdistan, the challenges and benefits of operating in the Region, and...

Kurdistan Region
30 Jun 2013 - Erbil

Preparing to Export

Yasin Sheikh Abu Bakir Muhammad Mawati, Minister of Electricity, KRG

Minister Yasin Sheikh Abu Bakir Muhammad Mawati provides IIG with exclusive analysis of power generation, distribution, and transmission in the Kurdistan...

Kurdistan Region
24 Jun 2013 - Erbil

A Home Away from Home

Gökhan S. Aykan, General Manager, Divan Erbil Hotel

Gökhan S. Aykan discusses the changes that the Divan has undergone since he took charge, the hotel’s dynamic approach to customer service and staff...

Kurdistan Region
21 May 2013 - Erbil

Rising Star in the Global Oil & Gas Industry

Dr. Ashti Hawrami, Minister of Natural Resources, KRG

Dr. Ashti Hawrami provides IIG with exclusive insight into the recent achievements, developments, and policies relating to the Kurdistan Region’s oil...

Kurdistan Region
16 May 2013 - Erbil

Reforming Higher Education

Dr. Ali Saeed, Minister of Higher Education, KRG

Dr. Ali Saeed provides IIG with exclusive insight into the history of higher education in the Kurdistan Region, the current initiatives for developing...

Kurdistan Region
13 May 2013 - Erbil

Italy in the Region

Simone De Santi, Head, Italian Embassy Consular Office in Erbil

IIG speaks with Simone De Santi regarding the development of Italian-Kurdish relations, the economic sectors in which Italian companies have been the most...

Kurdistan Region
09 May 2013 - Erbil

Kurdistan in the UK

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, High Representative to the UK, KRG

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman provides exclusive insight into changing media perceptions of the Kurdistan Region, increased relations between the KRG and the...

Kurdistan Region
06 May 2013 - Erbil

Need for Reform

Dr. Talib Murad, Advisor for Food Security and Agriculture to the Prime Minister, KRG

Dr. Talib Murad gives IIG insight into the critical issues relating to water resources, the changing role of foreign enterprise in the agriculture sector,...

Kurdistan Region
01 May 2013 - Erbil

Good Governance & Transparency

Nisar Talabany, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister, KRG

Nisar Talabany explains the growth of the Good Governance and Transparency Strategy, the inclusion of the Kurdistan Region in the Extractive Industries...

Kurdistan Region
29 Apr 2013 - Erbil

Financial Sector in the Region

Bayiz Talabani, Minister of Finance and Economy, KRG

Minister Bayiz Talabani discusses the current objectives of his Ministry, the methods taken to ensure further economic growth, the creation of the Kurdistan...

Kurdistan Region
29 Apr 2013 - Erbil

Raising the quality of education

Dr. Sherzad Najar, Higher Education Advisor to the Prime Minister, KRG

Dr. Sherzad Najar analyzes the development of higher education in the Kurdistan Region, the strengths and vulnerabilities of the sector, and the identified...

Kurdistan Region
25 Apr 2013 - Erbil

Cultural Relations & Human Capital

Yonghyon Kim, Consul General, Embassy Office of the Republic of Korea

Yonghyon Kim talks to IIG on the development of bilaterial relations between the Kurdistan Region and the Republic of Korea, the importance of cultural...

Kurdistan Region
18 Apr 2013 - Erbil

Highly Experienced

Murat Yazgan, Project Director, Eksen Construction

Murat Yazgan discusses Eksen Construction’s history in Kurdistan, the company’s ongoing government projects, the benefits of doing business in the...

Kurdistan Region
17 Apr 2013 - Erbil

Sky’s the Limit

Peshraw Majid Agha, Chairman, Falcon Group & Empire World

IIG talked to Peshraw Majid Agha on Falcon Group’s unique real estate projects, the company’s vision and goals for a prosperous Kurdistan and his success...

Kurdistan Region
17 Apr 2013 - Erbil

Accommodating the Culture of Kurdistan

Seerwan Hassan Samad & M. Akif İlci, Salahaddin Holding, Ilci Group

Seerwan Hassan Samad of Salahaddin Holding and M. Akif Ilci of Ilci Holding discuss the Park View housing development, its innovative design concepts,...

Kurdistan Region
16 Apr 2013 - Erbil

Changing the Landscape

Seerwan Hassan Samad & M. Akif Ýlci, Salahaddin Holding, Ilci Group

Seerwan Hassan Samad of Salahaddin Holding and M. Akif Ilci of Ilci Holding discuss the Park View housing development, its innovative design concepts,...

Kurdistan Region
16 Apr 2013 - Erbil

Industrial Revival

Fathi al Mudaris, Economic Relations Advisor, Ministry of Trade and Industry, KRG

Fathi al Mudaris gives IIG insight into the priority areas for investment in the industry sector, the development of human capacity, and plans for the...

Kurdistan Region
01 Apr 2013 - Erbil

Bright Future

Dr. Asmat Muhamad Khalid, Minister of Education, KRG

Dr. Asmat Khalid discusses his Ministry’s current initiatives and plans for reform, methods of alleviating budgetary and infrastructure constraints,...

Kurdistan Region
30 Mar 2013 - Erbil

Boosting Trade

Sinan Celebi, Minister of Trade and Industry, KRG

Minister Sinan Celebi provides IIG with exclusive analysis of the growth and evolution of the Kurdistan Region’s industrial sector, the development of...

Kurdistan Region
30 Mar 2013 - Erbil

Facilitating, Openness & Stability

Falah Mustafa Bakir, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, KRG

IIG meets with Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir to hear his thoughts on Kurdistan’s open door policy, its relations with its immediate neighbors, and his...

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2013 - Erbil

Reforming the System

Serwan Baban, Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, KRG

Professor Serwan Baban provides exclusive insight into the growth of the agricultural sector in Kurdistan, his ministry’s plans for development in the...

Kurdistan Region
11 Feb 2013 - Erbil

From New York to Erbil

Shawn Emamjomeh, Regional Director, Claremont Group

IIG talks to Shawn Emamjomeh, Regional Director of Claremont Group, about the company’s work with the Kurdistan Board of Investment, its decision to...

Kurdistan Region
10 Feb 2013 - Erbil

Expanding Access and Promoting Regulation

Jonson S. Ayo, Minister of Transportation and Communication, KRG

Minister Jonson S. Ayo gives IIG an exclusive look into the expansion of the Kurdistan Region’s postal services, internet capabilities, cellular coverag...

Kurdistan Region
28 Jan 2013 - Erbil

Expanding Knowhow

Dara Jalil Khayat, President, Erbil Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Dara Khayat talks to IIG about the evolution of the Chamber of Commerce, the industries that have undergone the most successful development, and the commercial...

Kurdistan Region
24 Jan 2013 - Erbil

Sharing Common Vision for the Future

Aydin Selcen, Consul General, Turkish Consulate in Erbil

Consul General Aydin Selcen tells IIG about expanding relations between the Turkish government and the KRG, the role Turkish companies have played in maintaining...

Kurdistan Region
23 Jan 2013 - Erbil

Reinventing Iraqi Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Bahram Resul, CEO, Awamedica

IIG talks to the award winning Dr. Bahram Resul, CEO of Awamedica, about the groundbreaking pharmaceutical company and the state of the Kurdistan healthcare...

Kurdistan Region
13 Jan 2013 - Erbil

Strategic Growth

Kamaran Ahmed Abdullah, Minister of Housing and Reconstruction, KRG

Minister Kamaran Ahmed Abdullah gives IIG an exclusive look into the burgeoning road, bridge, and tunnel construction sectors and details the Kurdistan...

Kurdistan Region
10 Jan 2013 - Erbil

Fashion in Erbil

Özden Güven, Manager, Beymen Erbil

IIG talks to Özden Güven about current fashion trends in both Iraqi Kurdistan and the larger global marketplace. Beymen opened its first store in Erbil...

Kurdistan Region
11 Dec 2012 - Erbil

IIG to produce “Kurdistan Review” in partnership with DFR

Falah Mustafa Bakir & Can Yirik, Signing Ceremony, DFR & IIG

The Department of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government signed a memorandum of understanding with Invest in Group.

Kurdistan Region
07 Nov 2012 - Erbil