Chaired by Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance Minister Mr. Fouad Hussein in Baghdad, October 8, 2019, a joint meeting included the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs and representatives of the World Bank and representatives of the International Organization for Migration ( IOM ) and the United Nations Office for Project Services as well as managers of procurators in the financial and labor ministries Social Affairs and the Council of Ministers.
During the meeting, the cash-for-work and social support agreement was discussed. This agreement includes the granting of salaries for a certain period during which the unemployed are trained in order to qualify them and put them into the labor market and that this agreement will include the provinces of Anbar, Babylon, Diyala, Kirkuk and parts of Baghdad as a first stage. It is a major project between the Ministry of Labor and the World Bank to support segments that need immediate action to improve their living and social realities.
For his part, the World Bank expressed its full readiness to support the package of decisions issued by the Council of Ministers and the House of Representatives on the opening of jobs and support for employment programs and granting small loans and other projects.
For his part, the Deputy Prime Minister stressed the need to achieve the maximum benefit from these projects in order to support small families, especially in the liberated areas after the return of displaced people and find jobs for the youth segment, stressing the importance of achieving these projects away from political debates and suspicions of corruption.
In the same context, the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs said that the Ministry has entered into discussions and understandings with the United Nations and the World Bank for the implementation of short and medium-term projects to support small families and young people and attract their energies through granting soft loans, which will reflect positively on the living and social reality of citizens. .