Mosul - Youth inclusion through Cultural and Creative Industries (WB-P178770)

  • Iraq
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Oct 26, 2022
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Republic of Iraq
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 3.15 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Nov 16, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Jun 14, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to promote the social and economic inclusion of vulnerable youth and women in Mosul (i) by offering skills development, access to livelihoods and entrepreneurship support in the cultural and creative sectors, and (ii) through local cultural community development initiatives.

To achieve its objective, the project will seek to: (i) enhance the employability of the beneficiary young population in Mosul through the provision of technical, life and soft skills development trainings in the CCI sector; (ii) provide livelihoods support to eligible youth through matching grants and mentoring for micro-entrepreneurship in the CCI sector; and (iii) engage youth and women in the design and roll-out of local cultural initiatives to support community cohesion in Mosul.

  1. Component 1: Supporting youth skills development for increased employability and entrepreneurship (approx. US$ 580,000). The objective of this component is to promote skills development for at least 2,500 young disadvantaged women and men in Mosul through soft skills and vocational trainings. Beneficiaries will include the forcibly displaced, returnees, and host community youth of Mosul. The MoYS will benefit from the extensive available data on poor households owned by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) to efficiently target the host community vulnerable youth located in Mosul. In addition to optimizing the achievement of the proposed project’s objectives, this inter-ministerial coordination will support national-led efforts towards sustainable economic empowerment of the poor segments of the population.

    1. Sub-component 1.1: Life skills training and psychosocial support

    2. Sub-component 1.2: Vocational trainings specific to the cultural and creative industries sector.

  2. Component 2: Fostering youth engagement to revive the local cultural and creative economy and community cohesiveness (approx. US$ 2,050,000). This component aims to support 2,000 youth who have benefitted from skills development in engaging (i) in micro-entrepreneurship (completion of component 1.1. and 1.2. is a prerequisite), or (ii) in youth-driven cultural community initiatives (completion of component 1.1 is a prerequisite).

    1. Sub-component 2.1: Start-up support for developing youth micro-entrepreneurship in the CCI sector

    2. Sub-component 2.2: Civic engagement through local cultural community initiatives

  3. Component 3: Project Management (approx. US$ 520,000). This component will support the following activities: (i) project management for the coordination and implementation of activities including some operating costs; (ii) project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities; (iii) preparation of the final evaluation report including lessons learned; (iv) environmental and social risk management; (v) participatory evaluations; and (vi) annual audits.

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World Bank:
Contact : Djeina Issa Kalidi Title : Social Development Specialist
Telephone No : 001-202-6154

Borrower : Republic of Iraq - Ministry of Finance

Implementing Agencies:
Ministry of Youth and Sports
Contact : Faiz Taha Salem Title : Project Director
Telephone No : 000 Email : 
Contact : Bushra Altaii Title : Project Coordinator
Telephone No : 009647704395744 Email : 


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