Monday, 25 April 2011

POVERTY: Iraq: Ministry of Planning confirms 23% poverty rate

April 18th, 2011
Revealed the Iraqi Planning Ministry, on Monday, that the rate of poverty in Iraq, 23%, expressing willingness to launch a campaign to calculate the poverty line in the country in 2012, stressing the need to strike a balance between capital resources and human resources, and projects that attract labor to reduce the problem of unemployment.
He said Undersecretary Mahdi Keywords, in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, on the sidelines of the Conference of the Development Department in Iraq after the change, challenges and opportunities, which convened the College of Management and Economics at the University of Qadisiyah, “The Ministry of Planning will be carried out a campaign to measure the poverty line in Iraq in 2012 to determine the effectiveness of the national strategy for poverty alleviation, and the percentage rise or decline in poverty rates in the country, “noting that” the poverty rate reached 23% of Iraq’s population of 30 million people. “
And launched a poverty alleviation strategy in 2009, after the preparation of the technical support by the World Bank, the first official effort to measure the incidence of poverty and develop a strategy to alleviate it in Iraq, from 23% to 16% by the year 2014.
He acknowledged, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning, that “the deficit of the Supreme National Committee to run, will end the problem of unemployment, especially among the graduates alone,” noting that it “focused through the Five Year Development Plan, which launched it, the balance between capital resources and human resources and projects capable of running the largest possible number of graduates and the unemployed. “
The Keywords “the need to make major changes in the national economic sector, and support the private sector, to contribute to the reduction of unemployment.”
The aim of the conference organized by the Faculty of Management and Economics at the University of Qadisiyah, to bridge the gap between academic science and the requirements of society, to achieve the scientific renaissance and development, and seek to determine the paths future directions in the fields of administrative, statistical and accounting, financial and banking, and stand at the problems suffered by the Iraqi economy, and to identify trends administrative, economic and accounting contemporary, and their application in different environments.
Presented at the conference dealt with various scientific research studies in various areas of modern economics and statistics to Tdrisien and researchers from various Iraqi universities.
Referred to the Faculty of Management and Economics at the University of Qadisiyah, founded in 1988 and recently opened offices of the administrative and economic consulting, accounting and statistical, to provide advice and studies for various governmental and private sectors.
The Minister of Planning and Development Cooperation, Ali Yousef Shukri, said in an interview earlier “Alsumaria News”, the ministry will develop a plan to provide job opportunities for graduates of colleges and institutes of Iraq, noting that it will establish an integrated database, after the preparation of a comprehensive study of cadres working in government departments .
The Baghdad and a number of Iraqi provinces, has seen since 25 February, demonstrations demanding reform and change and the eradication of rampant corruption in the joints of the State, in addition to providing jobs for the unemployed, organized by the youth of university students and intellectuals are independent across social networking sites on the Internet, at a time continues to escalate calls for demonstrations across the country until the achievement of full services.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, in September 2010, the number of unemployed registered in the database of the Department of Labour, from among the graduates, ranging from the years 2003 to 2009 is one million and 500 thousand.
The announced survey data of social and economic status of families in Iraq for the year 2007, prepared by the Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation, it was revealed that the rate of poverty in the countryside and reached 39%, while the rate reached in urban areas to 16%, and the rate of underemployment in rural areas 43%, compared to 21% in urban areas.

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