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The Center for Global Development has published a blog today on our paper suggesting a citizen dividend in Iraq. Using the anticipated rise in Iraqi oil production, we propose a dividend that could have dramatic development and poverty reduction effect, helping Iraq towards meeting several of the MDGs, without cutting into current government expenditure levels at all. There is also an Arabic translation, to get debate going in the region, and a "Wonkcast" which is a 20 minute audio interview on the concept of oil dividends.