Iraq Social Fund for Development (WB-P163108)

  • Iraq
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 6, 2018
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Government of Iraq
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  • Education and Health
  • Finance
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 300.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 12, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Oct 10, 2017

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Project Description

The proposed project will support the establishment of the Iraq Social Fund for Development (SFD) and provide support to targeted communities to improve access to basic services and employment opportunities. The project will aim to increase participatory planning, management and delivery of public infrastructure services to targeted communities.

This will be achieved through:

  1. Financing Community Sub-projects: The objective of this component is to improve access of communities to basic social services. It will finance subprojects at the local level, that consist of basic services that represent priority investments identified by the community.
  2. Supporting Microfinance Systems Strengthening: The objective of this component is to support the establishment of the overall MSE program of SFD through technical assistance and capacity building activities.
  3. Capacity Building and Institutional Development: This component will provide overall implementation and project management support for the duration of the project, to the establishment and operation of the SFD.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information


Economic Reform Unit - Prime Minister's Office
Haider Al-Abadi
Prime Minister and Acting Minister of Finance

Implementing Agency:

Ministry of Planning
Mehdi Al-Allak
Secretary General, Secretariat of the Counsil of Ministers
Najla Al Murad
Director General for Poverty Reduction Strategy



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