Iraq Social Safety Net Enhancement Project (WB-P178824)

  • Iraq
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 18, 2022
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Republic of Iraq
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 4.20 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 20, 2023

Disclosed by Bank May 1, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the project will seek to: (i) strengthen the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs’ (MOLSA) capacity to deliver effective and efficient SSN programs; and (ii) support the ministry to further develop its social registry as an integral component of the national single registry.

The project will have the following components:

  1. Component 1- Support strengthening the building blocks of MOLSA’s programs with a focus on the CTP ($4 million). This component will support investments to (i) further develop MOLSA’s Social Registry; and (ii) strengthen the key functions across the delivery chain of the CTP, to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Regarding (i), the component will finance key improvements identified in the earlier assessment, including data quality and cybersecurity enforcement, as well as required software and hardware, based on the system’s design to be finalized through the Bank-Executed TF which will be implemented together with this project. With respect to (ii), the component will seek to upgrade the existing CTP system and capacity, to strengthen the functions of registration, assessment of eligibility (data cross-checking and automation of data collection), and case management and support to social workers.

  2. Component 2- Project Management and Technical Assistance ($200,000). This component will support the establishment of a Project Management Unit to be in charge of implementing its activities and will finance the purchase of needed equipment (laptops, printers, etc.). This component will also support the institutional development at MOLSA, particularly related to theimplementation of the Social Protection Law, in coordination with UNICEF. This will also complemented by Bank-executed activities to support MOLSA to revise the legal framework regulating the SPC in a way that better reflects the roles, accountability lines, and delivery chain under the developed system of SSN. The component will also support technical capacity building for the different ministry teams in the areas of systems building and social work.

Investment Description
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World Bank:
Contact : Khalid Ahmed Ali Moheyddeen Title : Senior Social Protection Speci
Telephone No : 5367+3461

Borrower : Republic of Iraq

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLSA)-Social Protection Commission
Contact : Thekra Abdulrahim Title : SSN Director General
Telephone No : 000000 Email : 


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