Last updated: 15/10/2021

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population Group
Children, Elderly, Persons with disabilities

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To redistribute income in favour of poor people; Legal Framework: Social Protection Law no. 11 of 2014

References
UNICEF Iraq. 2017. Personal communication. Alzobaidee, H.L.K. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Iraq. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 26 May 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinIraq.pdf>.
Programme components
Cash transfers
References
UNICEF Iraq. 2017. Personal communication.
Start date
2005
References
Alzobaidee, H.L.K. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Iraq. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 26 May 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinIraq.pdf>.
Coverage
1 million households in 2017
References
UNICEF Iraq. 2017. Personal communication.
Programme expenditure
IQD1.876 trillion in 2017; 1.8 per cent of total government expenditures for 2017; Source of funding: Government
References
UNICEF Iraq. 2017. Personal communication.

Targeting and egiblity

Targeting methods
Means Test
Categorical Targeting
References
Alzobaidee, H.L.K. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Iraq. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 26 May 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinIraq.pdf>.
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Unemployed people; people with disabilities (blind and quadriplegic patients, regardless of age, disability and work entirely from the age of 15 years and above); minor orphans; married students (to be supported until the completion of their undergraduate studies); families of inmates and missing people; those who are completely unable to work due to old age or illness (men and women); heads of families who are unable to work due to acts of terrorism (by 50 per cent or more); widows; displaced populations; and divorcees
References
Alzobaidee, H.L.K. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Iraq. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 26 May 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinIraq.pdf>.
Eligibility criteria
Little or no income
References
Alzobaidee, H.L.K. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Iraq. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 26 May 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinIraq.pdf>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Proxy means test
References
UNICEF Iraq. 2017. Personal communication.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
References
Alzobaidee, H.L.K. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Iraq. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 26 May 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinIraq.pdf>.
Amount of benefits
Individual in a male-headed poor household: IQD100,000 per month (equivalent to USD55); two people: IQD125,000; three people: IQD150,000; and a household of four people: IQD175,000 (up to a maximum of four people) Female-headed household: one person: IQD125,000; two people: IQD150,000; three people: IQD175,000; and four people: IQD200,000 (up to a maximum of four people)
References
UNICEF Iraq. 2017. Personal communication.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly
References
UNICEF Iraq. 2017. Personal communication.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Direct payment
References
Alzobaidee, H.L.K. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Iraq. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 26 May 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinIraq.pdf>.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Monthly for a year
References
UNICEF Iraq. 2017. Personal communication.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Internal oversight; MIS: Available at central and governorate level
References
Alzobaidee, H.L.K. 2015. Social Protection and Safety Nets in Iraq. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Accessed 26 May 2017. <http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/SocialprotectionandsafetynetsinIraq.pdf>. UNICEF Iraq. 2017. Personal communication.