For the third in the series of UKH’s lunchtime Seminars conducted for, and by Academics from UKH and beyond, we are honored to have our prominent Guest Speaker Jim Parks from the KRG Council of Ministers Economic Policy Unit.
Jim Parks is Senior Economic Adviser within the Economic Policy Unit. The Unit assists the Government in formulating policy in response to the current economic crisis. It sets the foundation for future diversification and economic growth. Jim Parks previously worked in the World Bank for 25 years, before joining the Unit to lead it from its inception 2 years ago. He has advised many countries including Turkey, former Soviet Union, Argentina and Algeria.
In Jim’s presentation entitled ‘’Iraq’s Economy: Challenges & Opportunities’’, he will take us on the journey of post-crisis challenges and opportunities, from diversification to achieving fiscal sustainability, with the ultimate goal of becoming a developed economy.