Digital transformation driving Iraq’s Vision 2030

Digital transformation driving Iraq’s Vision 2030
Published: 10 July 2019 - 8:10 p.m.
By: Kevin Sebastian
Erbil, Iraq as seen from the Erbil Citadel. Photo credit: Ben Mack

Nationwide digital transformation is driving Iraq Vision 2030's diversified economic growth and job creation, and GDP growth to 8% in 2020.
The undersecretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs at the Iraqi Ministry of Communications, the German Ambassador to Iraq, and global technology company SAP announced at an event on the future of Iraq's digitisation.

As the Iraqi government advances Vision 2030 and invests in reconstruction, Iraq's real GDP growth is set to nearly triple to 8.1% in 2020, especially thanks to an increase in diversified economic growth, according to a recent report by the World Bank.

"Achieving Iraq Vision 2030's nationwide transformation goals requires a government with real-time insights across every ministry and level of government," said Dr. Karim Mezel Shebbi, Undersecretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs at the Iraqi Ministry of Communications

"Public-private partnerships, such as with SAP, can provide digital government services that can make Iraq's government more responsive and predictive to citizens' needs, and foster new levels of diversified economic growth and youth job creation."

Showing the strong trade opportunities, the European Union is Iraq's second-biggest trade partner. Bilateral trade ranked at 16.6 billion euros in 2017, according to a recent report by the European Commission.


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