Iraq and the World Bank partner to reform the social protection system
economic Last update 06/09/2022 | 12:30 PM
The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs announced, on Thursday, that it is partnering with the World Bank to implement the final steps of the social protection system project in the country.
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The head of the Social Protection Authority, Huda Sajjad, said in a statement that "the aforementioned project is supported by the European Union and includes four stages for designing and developing a national strategy for social protection, as well as
building information management systems leading to the establishment of the national registry for social protection and
building an integrated model for subsidies." Conditional stimulus granted to pregnant women and children in schools up to middle school.
Sajjad added, "The project also aims to train the staff working in the authority, noting that
it is being implemented in an integrated manner with the World Bank in two parallel tracks, and that the amount allocated for it amounts to $37 million."
She explained, "The government should develop an integrated map to combat poverty and highlight the importance of combating it, by providing and strengthening services in the areas of health, housing, education, food security, and other necessities of life that provide a decent living for needy families, and enable them to break the cycle of poverty in all its forms."
Sajjad pointed to "the importance of investing in modern technology to provide the best services to it, through careful targeting that ensures that the aid reaches its true beneficiaries." finished/25