Useful Links

Government of Iraq

Presidency Official Site:

Council of Ministries:

Iraqi Parliament:

Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture:

Iraqi Ministry of Communication:

Iraqi Ministry of Education:

Iraqi Ministry of Electricity:

Iraqi Ministry of Finance:

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research:

Iraqi Ministry of Industry and Minerals:

Iraqi Ministry of Oil:

Iraqi Ministry of Science and Technology:

Iraq Ministry of State Civil

Iraqi Ministry of

Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources:

Investment Promotion

USAID Funded Tijara Programs

Sustainable Microfinance: Revitalizing the Local Economy

SME Development and Bank Lending: Facilitating Access to Finance

Business Development Services: Cultivating Iraq's Entrepreneurial Spirit

International Trade and WTO Accession: Helping Iraq Connect to the Global

Business and Investment Enabling Environment: Building a Friendlier Iraq for
Businesses and Investors

Iraqi Youth Initiative: Working for Iraq's Future

Business Financing

Iraq Middle Market Development Foundation:

Iraqi Company for Financing SMEs:

Iraq Microfinance Industry:

Business Planning Issues

Business Plan Center:

Business Plans (sample plans):

Strategic Business Planning:

Strategic Systems International:

Credit Issues

Dun & Bradstreet:

Virtual Library on MicroCredit:

Women's World Bank:

Middle East Resources

Middle East small business directory. Listing local small businesses in The Middle East with 50 or less employees by business category:

Arabic Countries in Middle East & Africa - Arab Resources: Arabic Business Directories, Newspapers, News, Travel, Maps etc:

Provides Middle East Business News, Directory and other business info:

The mission of the Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse (SBDCNet) is to meet the information needs of the SBDC community in the United States and its territories. SBDCNET serves as a resource providing timely, relevant research, web-based information, and training to SBDC counselors and their small business clients:

Web site for starting and growing a small business in US context: provides information, products, and services for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and professionals to start, manage, finance etc:

Provides leads on franchising and other opportunities for small businesses:

Business advice, small business help, starting a business, small business ... Accounting & Finance, Business Planning, Green Business, Human Resources:

Technology Incubator Resources. ... Middle East Technology Incubator Sites: ... Small Business Administration Business Resources, Small Business Innovation: 

Business Development Center, Amman, Jordan:

Crafts Marketing

Crafts Center:




Women for Women: www.womenforwomen.orq

Employee Performance Reviews

Measuring Service:

Performance Now:

Governmental Programs (Ideas for SME policy models)

Colorado Farm Bureau:

National Women's Business Center:

U.S. Small Business Administration:

Small Business Development Corporation – Western Australia:

Impact Washington (strengthening manufacturers to make them globally competitive):

Provincial Governments of Iraq

Basra Provincial Investment Commission:

Muthanna Provincial Investment Commission:

Diyala Provincial Investment Commission:

Iraqi Resources

Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce:

Iraqi Businessmen Union:

Supporters of provincial private sector development and economic growth initiatives

United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)


International Relief & Development (IRD)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Mercy Corps

National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Relief International