The United Nations in their SDG8 are encouraging the promotion of development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation as foundations of economic growth and for providing sustainable economic development. In our workshop, we will shed light on issues related to sustainable economic development and the role that key actors – including the government, the banking system, and private companies – may play in this regard from various perspectives. We will focus on national budgeting, the role of banks in giving credits, and issues related to entrepreneurship and business management – especially in the field of tourism. An additional topic covered here will be in the field of gas and oil sector as the central economic sector in the Iraqi context. The workshop is open for students of all disciplines and especially relevant for students of economics, business administration, social sciences, sociology, political science, and related disciplines.