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Welcome to the PSDC Website

Welcome to the PSDC website! Where we hope that you will come back regularly to check out with us what’s new and happening in the world of private sector development in Iraq.

Iraq is a country full of potential and promise; here at the PSDC we believe that unlocking the potential of the private sector is fundamental to Iraq’s prosperity and development. Without a more diversified and growing private sector Iraq’s economy will continue to struggle to provide its people with a decent living and will compel the nation to continue rely on its oil reserves and  at the mercy of volatile international oil prices.

The PSDC is a young organization that represents a partnership between several business organizations and business figures with the aim of improving the business environment for all by focusing on issues that cut across sectors and regions. Recognizing that effective and transparent dialogue is needed between the public and private sector to identify and address barriers to doing business.

Here on the PSDC website, we hope to show you what we the PSDC is doing with our partners from local Iraqi organizations and international development partners to advocate for private sector reform in Iraq. We will share with you the reports and opinions of experts, guides to do business in Iraq for locals and international investors, and share stories from here and abroad.

As you know, we love to talk business so please don’t hesitate to provide your feedback and comments. We would also like to encourage you to submit your own suggestion for a reform through our reform proposal form, should you ever have one of those days when you think there’s something wrong with the system and you may have a good idea of how to fix it.

So please join the dialogue and let’s start talking business!

Chairmans Note

During my term as Chairman of the PSDC, I aim to do all in my power to assist in developing the private sector. I, together with my colleagues in the Steering Committee of the PSDC are all keen to be involved and informed of the important issues affecting the private sector and hence we place this website at your disposal as it is intended to serve as a vehicle for informing, explaining and clarifying the actions, roles and responsibilities of the PSDC, raising awareness about our centre and its mission, and – most importantly – giving us an opportunity to hear from you. There is no alternative to meeting face-to-face, however we realise time pressures and the inevitable move these days to all things ‘virtual’ and we have made every effort to make our web presence communicative and meaningful.

We hope that you will find the website useful and easy to use and look forward to hearing your views whether you are a member of the public or private sector working in Iraq in order to make it a more effective portal and to help our centre conduct its work more efficiently.

Khalid Mahdi
Chairman of the Private Sector Development Center in Iraq Steering Committee

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