Requirements for achieving financial balance in Iraq


Abstract:The deficit of the federal budget and the structural imbalances suffered by the Iraqi economy has affected the direction of research towards suggesting steps and mechanisms can be relied upon in the near term to form a broader base of non-oil revenues aimed at achieving a balanced budget, and to proceed to reform the financial situation, In reducing their financial dictates, whether capital or operational, which lead to significant financial and economic consequences. This also requires that the Iraqi political elite have the real will, strategic vision and full awareness that the implementation of these reforms has potential social and economic effects, with long-term measures to be taken. The aim is not only to reform the financial situation, On the grounds that the financial balance is closely linked to the economic balance. The research used the inductive method and the descriptive and empirical analysis to clarify the current financial situation in Iraq and the measures required to reform it and measure it to prove the hypothesis of research, based on two variables: net public budget (surplus and deficit) and public revenues for the period (2004-2015). In order to understand the above, the research section was divided into four parts, the first of which dealt with the concept of financial balance, while the second dealt with the necessary measures to reform the financial situation. While the third part went to the standard model to illustrate the ability of the Iraqi government to enhance the financial situation in Iraq, while the latter part related to the conclusions and recommendations. The research found a set of conclusions that proved that the Iraqi government has not been able in the years that the budget achieved financial surpluses to build large reserves to allow some flexibility to the direction of financial shocks. And the absence of a clear government program working to reform the financial situation through greater diversification of public revenues, making the federal budget linked to the prices of crude oil.