IFC supports Iraqi Entrepreneurs
Erbil: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is launching a new training program designed to help entrepreneurs improve their managerial skills, part of wider effort to support smaller businesses and encourage economic development in Iraq. Through its Business Edge program, IFC will build the capacity of local trainers who work with small and medium enterprises, including those owned by women. That will help business owners refine their managerial and financial skills, an important initiative in a country that has seen a large number of highly-skilled workers emigrate abroad. IFC will also partner with agri-service providers to deliver technical training to farmers, helping boost milk production.This initiative is part of IFC's Sustainable Business Advisory in the Middle East and North Africa, which aims to help smaller businesses improve their performance and competitiveness by offering skills training and promoting gender diversity.