Despite and oil his will .. Iraq at the bottom of the index of economic power
Despite and oil his will .. Iraq at the bottom of the index to “يغاتوم” of economic power
Created on Tuesday, November 19/2 November 2013 10:32
BAGHDAD / Nasir Ali
Academics and objected Iraqi lawmakers on the results of the Institute “to يغاتوم the” English for economic strength index for 142 countries and the granting of their 130 Center, stressing that “the living standards of their citizens is much better than the states awarded the Institute calendars higher.”
He questioned the decision of the Finance Committee in the Iraqi Parliament economic expert, Abdul Hussein al-Yasiri results of the British Institute of health, stressing that it continuously on the lookout for economic levels at least in the Arab countries, and currently lives of the Iraqi individual economic levels much higher than the countries of the Institute awarded global score less than 100. He pointed out that “the Iraqi budget revenues better than good, both came from oil, Vantegna the second Arab world after Saudi Arabia, or from agriculture, as we produced 2 million tons of wheat this year, as the industry qualification process began, not to mention the tourism revenues of all kinds.”
He described the development in Iraq Balthabth and permanent improvements, and the evidence that the government pays the salaries of protection, including half a million Iraqis, in addition to five million people are paid from the state, and the rates of per capita income will rise from five thousand dollars a year to more than 7 thousand. The experts pointed out that “the operational sector wages drains 80 percent of the annual budget, while allocate the remaining 20 percent of the investment sector, which constitutes the greatest burden faced by the state.”
Up access rates on average to $ 500 per month, while the salary rates vary according to the functional class and sector, the highest military sector whereby the officer commanding a brigade of more than 5 million dinars a month (four thousand dollars). It is noteworthy that the budgets of federal Iraq was $ 30 billion in 2005, and exceeded 118 billion this year.
Topped Norway List index of economic power, according to the index year for the welfare of prosperity annual, followed by Switzerland فكندا then Sweden, فنيوزيلندا, then Denmark, followed by Australia and Finland فهولندا Finally, Luxembourg, while topped Arabia List of Arab countries and ranked 21 in the world.
The report was based on a number of criteria to determine the level of prosperity enjoyed by the population of these countries, including education, health, economy, health, safety and security, personal freedom and social capital, and the development of business and management, and governance, as well as the availability of jobs.
And occupied the UAE ranked 28 after he came in the 13th index measures the strength of the economy, followed by Kuwait to be the third Arab and occupies the center of the 33 globally, Morocco is at the center 82, and then Jordan in the center 88, and Lebanon in the position 98, while Egypt was ranked 108, and Syria in 122 Center. The report pointed out that most people would agree that economic prosperity is not just material wealth, so they take into account the indicators reflect citizens’ happiness and satisfaction in their daily lives, and their ability to build a better life in the future.
The economic expert Emad Al Aboud and the existence of “a clear contradiction between the results of the British Institute and other findings of the American Center for measuring rates of development last year and issued by Iraq.” A poll issued by Bank of America “Mary Lynch” that Iraq topped the list of the most developed countries, data also showed “Wall Street” that Iraq will achieve the highest growth rate in GDP for 2012 accounted for 10.5 percent, followed by China with 7.7 percent, While the top 10 economies in the world will not exceed the growth rate of 5.5 percent. ”
The head of the “Iraqi Institute for Economic Reform,” Kamal Al-Basri that “in front of Iraq an opportunity to promote the fact of economic cross rehabilitation of infrastructure adopted by the institutes measure development, the rehabilitation of public and private sectors through the twinning of local institutions with foreign companies contracting with them.” He stressed that the results of surveys centered around the economic situation in Iraq showed that “economic development in many countries rely on the leadership role of the government, as is the case in Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, China, and Iraq has become so difficult in light of the repercussions of the political process and its negative repercussions on the lack of decision-making The legislation necessary laws, and requires non-traditional leadership but professional technocratic impartial of political affiliation. ”
He believed that “Iraq has achieved successes several between 2004 and 2011, which reduced the unemployment rate from 51 to 15 percent, and poverty rates of 54 to 23 percent, and inflation from 65 to six percent, while the percentage of sanitation and sewage network of 6 to 36 percent, the production of electric power from 3500 to 14,000 MW, and the per capita share of the GDP from 3000 to 5000 dollars, while debt declined from $ 127 billion to $ 54 billion. ” He pointed out that “20 percent of the families are not happy with the health services and housing, and 30 percent from the level of educational services, and 60 percent for other services.”