Impact of the oil crisis and COVID-19 on Iraq's fragility

Impact of the oil crisis and COVID-19 on Iraq's fragility

Aug 11, 2020

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has produced a fragility analysis for Iraq to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic and diminishing oil revenues affect the country’s fragility. The analysis applies a multidimensional concept of fragility based on the methodology developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
This policy paper summarizes the fragility analysis to inform current and future policy decisions and strategic priorities of the Government of Iraq, the United Nations system and donor partners. The paper draws on various sources within and outside the United Nations, the latest available at the time of writing.

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