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Business & Employment

The Kurdistan Region is now among the best and most vibrant emerging markets in the world, thanks largely to the efforts of workers and business owners in the private sector. For its part, the KRG has actively promoted foreign and domestic investment, a diverse economy with potential in a variety of fields, and legislation that allows young industries and companies to thrive.

As in many other countries, private businesses offer citizens new and improved goods and services and constitute the engine of the economy. At the same time, the KRG is fully cognizant of the importance of domestic participation in Kurdistan’s economic boom – particularly for young citizens and recent high school and college graduates. It is important that economic growth benefits all citizens, and that job and business opportunities are made available in a fair and transparent manner.

Please find below some of the government’s recent activities concerning business and employment, as well as links to the relevant ministries and other useful pages.


Tourism in Kurdistan Region hits record high this year

WED, 10 OCT 2018 13:52

In the first six months of 2018, 1.3 million tourists visited the Kurdistan Region, mostly from central and southern Iraq. During the 11-day Eid al-Adha holiday, there were 349,000 tourists, spending 140 billion dinars in the Region.

Prime Minister Barzani: We are committed to reforms

THU, 7 JUN 2018 22:01

The KRG is making every endeavor to establish a modern IT infrastructure through utilizing the state-of-the-art technologies for better provisioning services to its citizens. Our aim is to eliminate bureaucracy, red tape and conduct government’s jobs in a timely and simple manner.

KRG Council of Ministers approves revised salary distribution system

THU, 29 MAR 2018 12:49

In its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Kurdistan Region Council of Ministers discussed and adopted proposed revisions to the salary distribution system, based on funds currently available and projected.