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Digital economy in KRI: A market study


The objective of the research was to assess the opportunities and challenges for digital technologies to promote economic growth and employment creation for host communities and refugees in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The findings of this report will then be used to design curricula for digital skills which...

2 March 2021

Humanitarian Cash and Social Protection in Iraq


This report presents an overview of CVA and social protection in Iraq and offers recommendations to the HCT on how improved collaboration and coordination between the two systems could improve overall outcomes. State social protection programmes are a critical component of household income as the poverty...

28 January 2021

Joint Financial Service Providers mapping-Iraq 2020


FSP mapping covering financial infrastructure and the environment in Iraq, FSP`s capacity to current and increased demand, FSPs presence and area coverage, transactions and payment approval process and fees, regulations and required documentations, advantages, disadvantages, challenges, risks and...

29 September 2020

Stepping up CVA with COVID-19: Paving the way we respond to future crisis


COVID-19 has thrown the world into lockdown and taken a tremendous toll on the health, social, and economic status of vulnerable communities, households, and individuals. Limitations on daily activities and an over-arching health crisis, restrictions on movement, closures of schools and businesses have...

15 September 2020

الربط بين المساعدات النقدية والقسائم والحماية الاجتماعية في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا

إرشادات وأدوات

أصبح بناء الروابط بين المساعدات النقدية والقسائم الإنسانية والحماية الاجتماعية موضوعًا بارزًا بشكل متزايد على مدى السنوات الخمس الماضية وكانت منطقة الشرق الأوسط...

7 September 2020

الربط بين المساعدات النقدية والقسائم والحماية الاجتماعية في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا – دراسة حالة العراق


أصبح بناء الروابط بين المساعدات النقدية والقسائم الإنسانية والحماية الاجتماعية موضوعًا بارزًا بشكل متزايد على مدى السنوات الخمس الماضية وكانت منطقة الشرق الأوسط...

7 September 2020

Association entre les transferts monétaires et la protection sociale dans la région MENA – Étude de cas : l’Iraq


L’association entre les transferts monétaires humanitaires et la protection sociale est devenue un sujet de plus en plus important au cours des cinq dernières années, et la région Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord (MENA) est au coeur même de cette évolution.
Objectif : S’assurer que les...

28 July 2020

Linking CVA and Social Protection in the MENA Region – Iraq Case Study


Building linkages between humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and social protection (SP) has become an increasingly prominent topic over the past five years and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been at the centre of this evolution.   The objective of this resource set (the...

28 July 2020

Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: Linking humanitarian Cash and Social Protection in practise


This paper seeks to demonstrate practical ways in which NGOs are linking their humanitarian work to social protection and the added importance of this in the context of COVID-19, following from the earlier work of CCD outlining the role of NGOs to
improve the access to and delivery of social protection in...

27 July 2020

Analysis of key value chains (wheat and wool), with a special focus on the light manufacturing sector in Mosul


DRC has commissioned this study with the end objective of providing access to market opportunities for privately-owned small and medium enterprises and job opportunities for conflict-affected men, women and youth. For that purpose, DRC has taken a marketsystem and value-chain approach to development and...

23 July 2020

Presentation for the CALP Network’s webinar on remote registration and verification in the COVID-19 response


Watch the webinar recording here Speaker presentations from the CALP Network’s 14 July 2020 webinar on: Peril or pitfalls?: Emerging practices on remote registration and verification in the COVID-19 response Remote CVA programming has been highlighted as a key challenge for the community of practice in...

16 July 2020

Social Protection Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis in the MENA/ Arab States Region

Policy paper

This paper reflects on an ongoing initiative of the Regional UN Issue-Based Coalition on Social Protection (IBC-SP). The Group, co-chaired by ILO and UNICEF, was established in June 2020, bringing forward the activities started under the previous Regional UNDG group. The IBC-SP gathers regional experts...

July 2020

Applying Behavioral Science to Humanitarian Cash camp; Voucher Assistance for Better Outcomes for Women


Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is widely recognized as an effective and powerful tool in humanitarian settings. Recent innovation in humanitarian CVA has sought to increase efficiency by harmonizing procedures and improving delivery through new technology; these
innovations have cut costs while...

23 April 2020

Behavioral Design Checklist for Humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance Improving Outcomes for Women

Guidelines and Tools

This checklist highlights designs for humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) that can increase the impact
of CVA for women recipients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The goal of the design principles presented is to optimize CVA to help recipients effectively spend the transfer...

23 April 2020

Cash as a core component of the COVID-19 Response in Iraq

Policy paper

The COVID-19 pandemic and the containment measures imposed to limit transmission have both severe immediate and long-term economic consequences. The globe is experiencing ‘one of the sharpest economic contractions in modern times.’ As always in a time of crisis, it is the
most vulnerable that will...

16 April 2020

Humanitarian Assistance and Social Safety Nets in Protracted Crises: A Case Study of Iraq


This case study aims to contextualize cash assistance in a protracted humanitarian crisis like Iraq and how it can be used to transition to social protection in the long run. Humanitarian aid in the country is likely to
continue to meet the needs of the most vulnerable population, especially those who...

January 2020

Iraq Financial Service Providers Assessment Tools

Guidelines and Tools

Tools created by the Iraq Cash Working Group to aid the assessment of Financial Service Providers