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Recommendation to UN Humanitarian Country Team – Social Protection Integration

Recommendation to UN Humanitarian Country Team – Social Protection Integration

CASH LEARNING PARTNERSHIP, IRAQ

In Iraq, state social protection programmes are a critical component of household income. For the last seven years, communities have also benefited from ongoing humanitarian cash-based support to meet emergency needs. As the humanitarian response to the ISIL crisis winds down, several initiatives for linking humanitarian and social protection systems have been initiated, but none have been sustained or gained sufficient buy in from all stakeholders. The Covid-19 crisis has added a layer of urgency in finding a solution to poverty-focused cash-based social protection initiatives in Iraq.

Meraki Labs supported humanitarian, development, and government actors in understanding the extent to which humanitarian cash assistance and government-led social protection programmes overlap in Iraq, to determine a way forward to support vulnerable households in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, while considering the importance of ongoing recovery from conflict.

Evaluation of ECHO Funded Multisectoral Project

Evaluation of ECHO Funded Multisectoral Project

by Administrator

DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL, IRAQ

DRC Iraq provided multi-sectoral support in camp management, protection, shelter, WASH and livelihoods, across eleven governorates in Iraq, with support from ECHO.

Meraki Labs conducted an end-line evaluation including conducting key informant interviews with staff and stakeholders as well as focus group discussions with beneficiaries. The project was evaluated along OECD criteria, and the team was supported in identifying strengths, weaknesses, and learning from the evaluation.