Baghdad: Batoul Al-Hasani
The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs is partnering with the World Bank to implement the final steps of the social protection system project in the country.
The head of the Social Protection Authority, Huda Sajjad, told Al-Sabah: "The aforementioned project is supported by the European Union and includes four stages for designing and developing a national strategy for social protection, as well as building information management systems leading to the establishment of the national register for social protection and building an integrated model for conditional stimulating benefits that It is granted to pregnant women and children in schools up to middle school.
While noting that the project also aims to train the staff working in the authority, she noted that it is being implemented in an integrated manner with the World Bank in two parallel tracks, and that the amount allocated for it amounts to $37 million.
Sajjad stated that the government should develop an integrated map to combat poverty and highlight the importance of combating it, by providing and strengthening services in the areas of health, housing, education, food security, and other necessities of life that provide a decent living for needy families, and enable them to break the cycle of poverty in all its forms, pointing to the importance of investing Modern technology to provide the best services to it, through precise targeting that ensures that the aid reaches its true beneficiaries.