Thanks to the government's expansionary fiscal policy, spending on education, health and public services will increase . The Iraqi government has reportedly pledged to invest USD12bn into healthcare expansions in 2014, and the Ministry of Health recently awarded 18 health project contracts worth USD276mn . In addition, new restrictions aim to end the chaos in which materials have entered the country in previous years , targeting control over drug policy and ensuring the supply of medicines in adequate quantities and at reasonable prices. In general, the projected growth of Iraq's pharmaceutical market in 2014 and 2015 is linked to an oil-driven economic expansion, which is dependent on the government's ability to represent and appease the country's factions. Numerous factors, however, will continue to hamper market growth.