Gender and Social Protection in Iraq: Towards Women’s Economic Empowerment

Reporting Organization:World Bank
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,498,550
Timeframe: September 12, 2018 - March 11, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

World Bank

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Iraq - $ 2,498,550.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (45 %)

Gender Equality (40 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (15 %)

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The project aims to advance inclusive governance and women’s empowerment in Iraq by identifying legal barriers and constraints affecting women’s ability to work, and by supporting the drafting and effective implementation of legislation removing these legal barriers. The project works in partnership with the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers, and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. It supports the delivery of the Government of Iraq’s programs focusing on the economic and political empowerment of women. Project activities include: (1) providing technical assistance to review legislation and draft recommendations; (2) training government staff to conduct gender sensitization and awareness; and (3) publishing manuals and guidelines for use in policy development and legislative drafting.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) reduced legal barriers to women’s economic and political empowerment; and (2) reduced social and psychological barriers to women’s empowerment, including those related to their capacities.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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