Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Ahmed Al-Asadi, signed an agreement with the World Bank related to a project to strengthen the social safety net in Iraq.
The Minister said, after signing the agreement with the Director of the World Bank's regional office in Iraq, Richard Abdel Nour, today, Tuesday: "The project includes a grant from the World Bank provided by the Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Fund, which comes in line with the government program to support and strengthen the social protection network of the Ministry of Labor and to give a boost for electronic work.
He explained: "The Ministry has taken steps towards automation. This agreement will be an additional step that contributes to the automation of all the programs of the Ministry and the Social Protection Authority," pointing out: "The main beneficiaries are the staff of the Ministry of Labor and workers in the Social Protection Authority, which is reflected in the beneficiaries of the Ministry's services."
He added, "The grant will focus on supporting the cash transfer program system and the social registry at the Ministry, modernizing the information technology infrastructure in the Social Protection Authority, as well as establishing an information management system to accommodate the basic functions of the cash transfer program in the social protection network."
Al-Asadi said: "Cooperation with the World Bank comes under the title of supporting the Iraqi government and supporting a smooth transition to the governance of all state departments, thus making the government's project successful in developing its ministries and institutions."
Source: National Iraqi News Agency