Useful Links

Government of Iraq

Presidency Official Site: www.iraqipresidency.net

Council of Ministries: www.cabinet.iq

Iraqi Parliament: www.parliament.iq

Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture: www.moagr.com

Iraqi Ministry of Communication: www.iraqimoc.net

Iraqi Ministry of Education: www.schooltextbooks.org

Iraqi Ministry of Electricity: www.moelc.gov.iq

Iraqi Ministry of Finance: www.mof.gov.iq

Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mofa.gov.iq

Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research: www.moheiraq.org

Iraqi Ministry of Industry and Minerals: www.industry.gov.iq

Iraqi Ministry of Oil: www.oil.gov.iq

Iraqi Ministry of Science and Technology: www.most.gov.iq

Iraq Ministry of State Civil Society:www.mocsiraq.org

Iraqi Ministry of Trade:www.motiraq.org

Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources: www.iraq-mowr.org

Investment Promotion Agency:www.investpromo.gov.iq

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
Economy

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: www.immdf.org

Iraqi Company for Financing SMEs: www.icfsme.com

Iraq Microfinance Industry: www.imfi.org

Business Planning Issues

Business Plan Center: www.businessplans.org

Business Plans (sample plans): www.bplans.com

Strategic Business Planning: www.bizplan.com

Strategic Systems International: www.ssi-world.com

Credit Issues

Dun & Bradstreet: www.dnb.com

Virtual Library on MicroCredit: www.gdrc.org/icm/

Women's World Bank: www.womensworldbanking.org

Middle East Resources

Middle East small business directory. Listing local small businesses in The Middle East with 50 or less employees by business category: www.smallbusinessbigworld.com/tme/tme.php

Arabic Countries in Middle East & Africa - Arab Resources: Arabic Business Directories, Newspapers, News, Travel, Maps etc: www.danex-exm.dk/arablink.htm

Provides Middle East Business News, Directory and other business info: www.ameinfo.com

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: www.sbdcnet.org

Web site for starting and growing a small business in US context: www.smallbusinessresources.com

AllBusiness.com provides information, products, and services for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and professionals to start, manage, finance etc: www.allbusiness.com

Provides leads on franchising and other opportunities for small businesses: www.entrepreneur.com

Business advice, small business help, starting a business, small business ... Accounting & Finance, Business Planning, Green Business, Human Resources: www.us.smetoolkit.org/us/en/

Technology Incubator Resources. ... Middle East Technology Incubator Sites: ... Small Business Administration Business Resources, Small Business Innovation: www.wtec.org/loyola/bid/inclinks-eng.html 

Business Development Center, Amman, Jordan: www.bdc.org.jo

Crafts Marketing

Crafts Center: www.craftscenter.org

Eziba: www.eziba.com

Novica: www.novica.com

PeopleLink: www.peoplink.org

Women for Women: www.womenforwomen.orq

Employee Performance Reviews

Measuring Service: www.retailbiz.com

Performance Now: www.briannorris.com/policies.html

Governmental Programs (Ideas for SME policy models)

Colorado Farm Bureau: www.colofb.com

National Women's Business Center: www.nwbc.gov

U.S. Small Business Administration: www.onlinewbc.org

Small Business Development Corporation – Western Australia: www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au

Impact Washington (strengthening manufacturers to make them globally competitive): www.impactwashington.org

Provincial Governments of Iraq

Basra Provincial Investment Commission: www.investbasrah.com

Muthanna Provincial Investment Commission: www.miciraq.org

Diyala Provincial Investment Commission: www.investdiyala.com

Iraqi Resources

Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce: www.ficciraq.org

Iraqi Businessmen Union: www.ibmu-iq.org

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)

ACDI/VOCA

International Relief & Development (IRD)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Mercy Corps

National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Relief International