Iraq Social Protection Forum – Terms of Reference (TORs)
There is recognition of the importance of aligning humanitarian assistance and development cooperation in Iraq for better coordinated and more sustainable outcomes. Social protection is identified as a key area to be strengthened, particularly in the following areas: (i) harmonizing targeting methods; (ii) leveraging Information Technology; and (iii) referrals and improved linkages beyond cash and in-kind. An action plan, emerging from discussions with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLSA) and humanitarian, development and donors, was developed as an initial roadmap to bridge the humanitarian and development divide in the country (see Annex 1). The organization of a Social Protection Forum was suggested as a first step towards engaging more collectively and efficiently with key Iraqi Government actors, and initially with the MOLSA on the humanitarian and development nexus related to a wide range of social protection issues.