SWIFT Iraq CSO (WB-P158492)

  • Iraq
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Aug 3, 2016
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Government of Iraq
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.40 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.40 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 12, 2016

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Project Description
The development objective of SWIFT Central Statistics Office (CSO) Project for Iraq is to support the Central Statistics Office of the Government of Iraq in implementing and analyzing a SWIFT for poverty monitoring in 2016 in selected governorates. There is only one component of this project which is the implementation of the SWIFT survey for poverty monitoring in 2016. SWIFT is the acronym for Survey of Well-Being via Instant, Frequent Tracking (SWIFT) which is a new household survey instrument that projects consumption based on collecting 10 to 15 simple questions on poverty correlates such as education of the household head, ownership of consumer durables, household head’s employment status, among others. The main advantages of using SWIFT are saving time and reducing survey implementation costs. The set of activities financed by this grant includes from survey preparation and design, up-to data processing and dissemination. This grant of four million US dollars will also be used for purchasing some goods CSO requires to conduct this survey. Note that the amount allocated for the latter is less than 20 percent of the total grant. Fieldwork is planned for the second half of 2016 in all governorates where feasible due to security constraints. This will likely exclude the three governorates currently under the influence of the Islamic State, unless the security situation improves significantly. The closing date is extended from April 30, 2017 to December 31, 2017 to complete the project activities.
Investment Description

Contact Information
Project Contacts World Bank Contact: Nandini Krishnan Title: Senior Economist Tel: 473-9611 Email: nkrishnan@worldbank.org Contact: Sergio Daniel Olivieri Title: Senior Economist Tel: 458-5341 Email: solivieri@worldbank.org Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: Iraq Ministry of Planning Contact: Najla Ali Murad Title: Head, Poverty Reduction Strategy Tel: 9647901927973 Email: najla_am@ymail.com Implementing Agencies Name: Central Statistics Office Contact: Qusay Raouf Title: Director, Living Standards Statistics Tel: 9647901927973 Email: qusay_1966@yahoo.com Accountability Mechanism of the World Bank The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.