Non-contributory social protection through a child and equity lens in Iraq

Author: International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Thematic Area: Social Protection

Abstract:"The Republic of Iraq shares its largest land borders with Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia. Of its total 37.2 million inhabitants, 5.7 million (15.4 per cent) are children under the age of 5, and 17.46 million (46 per cent) are below the age of 18. Despite being classified as an upper-middle-income country, Iraq’s Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.649 is below the regional average for the Middle East (0.704) and ranks 121st of 188 countries". (...)

Keywords:Non-contributory, social protection, child, equity lens, Iraq
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Type/Issue:One Pager/388
ISSN:2318-9118

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Overview of Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region Through a Child and Equity Lens