Al-Bayan Center participated in a week-long series of meetings and discussions in Germany hosted by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ). The Iraqi delegation was composed of economists from government ministries, academics and specialists in public policy. Discussions explored Germany’s experience in economic development and strategies for how Iraq could implement major economic reforms.

The delegation exchanged views with a number of leading German economists and policy experts from reputable organizations including the Institute for World Economy, Humboldt University and the Hertie School of Governance. Discussions sought to address obstacles in the policymaking process in Iraq specifically related to developing sound economic and fiscal policies, in addition to understanding how German policymakers have tackled their country’s economic challenges.

Al-Bayan Center seeks to advance evidence-based policymaking in Iraq by drawing on the experiences of other countries and developing rigorous research on Iraq that is informed by a clear understanding of the challenges associated with institutional reform in the country.