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Social Safety Nets in Iraq : Reform in a Time of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9420
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MENA Knowledge & Learning
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Alkhoja, Ghassan
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Neman, Ramzi
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Hariz, Sara
dc.date.accessioned
2016-11-16T18:01:56Z
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2016-11-16T18:01:56Z
dc.date.issued
2016-11
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2021-05-26T09:05:19Z
dc.description.abstract
Iraq, once a relatively skilled and economically prosperous society, has seen its development thwarted by decades of conflict and economic decline. Today it is an upper middle-income, resource-rich, yet fragile and conflict-riven country. Progress on the twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity is inevitably an uphill struggle in such a context. Indeed, there has been no overall movement towards either poverty reduction or reduced income equality in Iraq since 2007; headcount poverty measured in 2014 has remained virtually unchanged at 22.5 percent. What limited gains in poverty reduction were achieved through 2012 had been reversed by 2014, as a result of a resurgence in violence and the worsening of the economic environment. More than four million Iraqis have been displaced by the country’s various conflicts.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/123131478838198082/Social-safety-nets-in-Iraq-reform-in-a-time-of-fragility-conflict-and-violence
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/25342
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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MENA Knowledge and Learning Quick Notes Series;No. 161
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject
social protection
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safety nets
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fragility
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conflict
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violence
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social workers
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capacity building
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cash transfers
dc.title
Social Safety Nets in Iraq
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dc.title.subtitle
Reform in a Time of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence
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Brief
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2016-11-10
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Brief
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/123131478838198082/Social-safety-nets-in-Iraq-reform-in-a-time-of-fragility-conflict-and-violence
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/25342
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090224b0846dd167_1_0
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26930349
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110141
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/123131478838198082/pdf/110141-BRI-MENA-Quick-Note-series-PUBLIC-QN161.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Middle East and North Africa
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Iraq
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Conflict and Development :: Conflict and Fragile States
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Conflict and Development :: Post Conflict Reconstruction
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Social Protections and Labor :: Safety Nets and Transfers
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Social Protections and Labor :: Skills Development and Labor Force Training
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Social Protection & Labor MNA (GSP05)

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