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Promoting the Inclusion of Conflict Affected Iraqi Youth P161654





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Project Information Document - PIDC88654Jan 4, 2017 [ARABIC] http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/240681489688040838/pdf/PIDC88654-PID-ARABIC-Concept-PUBLIC.pdf29/11/2017
Project Information Document - PIDC88654Jan 4, 2017 [ENGLISH] I. Introduction and Context Country Context 1. Iraq is a fragile state in the midst of a serious confrontation with ISIS. The country is at a crossroads not just for the security of its people but also for the stability of the region. Iraq has been affected by conflict since the early 1980s, but conflict-related deaths have increased significantly since 2003, totaling 182,000 since that year and 2012. Conflict in Iraq has taken place simultaneously to protracted institutional transitions and political instability that weakened its institutional capacity and the state's ability to deliver on its social contract. As a result, the country is persistently ranked around or below the 10th percentile globally based on indicators of government effectiveness, rule of law, and control of corruption. 2. The current conflict situation in Iraq has created a humanitarian crisis, put pressure on fiscal spending, and plunged the non-oil economy into a deep recession. In mid-2014 ISIS managed to capture and control nearly one-third of Iraq's territory. In 2015 and 2016, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) made significant progress recapturing towns and cities under ISIS control, such as Tikrit, Ramadi, and Fallujah, among others. The loss of territory by ISIS has caused the group to intensify its attacks against civilians, with the intention of re-enforcing sectarian divisions. Currently, the ISF is conducting a military offensive to retake Mosul, Iraq's second largest city and the capital of the Nineveh governorate, and it is expected that as many as 1.2 million people could be affected by violence in this location. 3. Current violence in Iraq has created a humanitarian crisis. Over ten million people in Iraqi are currently estimated to be in critical need, including IDPs, refugees, and others affected by conflict. This is causing further strains on service delivery, increased expenditures on security (projected to increase by over US$1.7 billion in 2016 according to the IMF Staff-Monitored Program, 2015). Moreover, the conflict has led to a 7 and 6.7 percent contraction of the non-oil economy in 2014 and 2015, respectively. ISIS-controlled areas have been particularly affected, as productive assets and infrastructure in these areas has been destroyed, trade routes have been cut or severely curtailed, and investor and consumer confidence has dwindled. READ MORE: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/983421483561457792/pdf/SG-PRW-PID-CP-P161654-01-04-2017-1483561453096.pdf29/11/2017
Integ Safeguards Data Sheet - ISDSC19918Jan 4, 2017 [ENGLISH] [excerpt] ... B. Project Development Objective(s) 15. The Project Development Objective is to promote the social and economic inclusion of at least 3,000 conflict-affected Iraqi youth (ages 15-29) through engagement in entrepreneurship and youth-led community development activities. This PDO is similar to that of the first JSDF pilot. However, this second JSDF pilot responds to changed country circumstances and tests peacebuilding approaches across diverse youth beneficiaries affected by radicalization and violent extremism in mixed communities... READ MORE: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/716291483561464017/pdf/SG-PRW-ISDS-CP-P161654-01-04-2017-1483561460706.pdf29/11/2017
Environmental Assessment - SFG3207Mar 3, 2017 [ENGLISH] Executive Summary This document serves as a framework for the management of social and environmental activities under the ‘Promoting the Inclusion of Conflict-Affected Iraqi Youth’ project funded by the Japanese Social Development Fund (JSDF). The Project Development Objective is to promote the social and economic inclusion of at least 3,000 conflict-affected Iraqi youth (ages 15-29) through engagement in entrepreneurship and youth-led community development activities. Project activities will be implemented through two components, as described below. Component I: Youth-led Community Development, Peacebuilding and MicroEntrepreneurship (USD 2,475,000) Component II: Project Management and Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Knowledge Dissemination (USD 275,000) READ MORE: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/672531490783334787/pdf/SFG3207-EA-P161654-Box402898B-PUBLIC-Disclosed-3-28-2017.pdf 29/11/2017
Proj Appraisal Doc Data Sheet-ISDSA21752Mar 30, 2017 [EXCERPT] ...2. Project Development Objective(s) The Project Development Objective is to promote the social and economic inclusion of at least 3,000 conflictaffected Iraqi youth (ages 15-29) through engagement in entrepreneurship and youth-led community development activities. 3. Project Description Component I: Youth-led Community Development, Peacebuilding and Micro-Entrepreneurship (USD 2,475,000) Sub-component 1.1 : Soft Skills Training and Psychosocial Support This sub-component will be the entry-point for all participants into the project and will provide soft-skills training for at least 3,000 conflict-affected youth and psychosocial support modules as needed. Beneficiaries will be grouped in class sizes with about 20 youth, so as to ensure close interaction between all participants. The Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Page 2 of 6 soft skills training will last two weeks and will involve structured, interactive, and practical daily trainings. The type of soft-skills training will include emotional coping skills (managing stress, feelings, and moods) and social/interpersonal skills, as opposed to the more traditional employability focus. Following the successful completion of this sub-component, participants will be eligible to apply to the youth-led community development and/or the micro-entrepreneurship activities. The MoYS will contract a local NGO, through a competitive bidding process, to conduct activities under this sub-component. Sub-component 1.2 : Youth-Led Community Development and Peacebuilding This sub-component will engage at least 2,000 conflict-affected youth in youth-led community development activities. The MoYS will contract the same local NGO selected for component 1.1 to support activities under this sub-component, given the natural linkages between both sub-components' activities. These activities will support youth of diverse backgrounds to: (a) negotiate with one another about what activities are needed in specific communities; (b) develop a plan to advocate for these activities at local level; and (c) implement smallscale initiatives, such as provision of equipment for public spaces, small improvements of public spaces, cultural and sports activities, or additional skill-building activities. Sub-component 1.3: Micro-Entreprenurship This sub-component will provide immediate assistance to at least 1,000 conflict-affected youth to set up independent micro-businesses. Selected youth beneficiaries for this sub-component will first complete twoweeks of business development training, which will help youth further develop their business idea and create a strong business plan. Upon completion of the business development training, youth will submit their business proposal to a Grant Approval Committee (GAC) for approval. Start-up capital would be available to young people through seed grants on a competitive basis. The grant size will depend on the strength of the proposal, but will be no more that $1,000. Youth will also be required to match approximately 25 percent of the grant value with financial or in-kind contribution to create a greater sense of ownership among beneficiaries. In addition, youth will be paired with mentors and coaches to ensure businesses are as successful as possible given the difficulties of the environment. Business advisory service and support will be provided to beneficiaries for one year from business start-up. The MoYS will engage a service provider, which will be contracted under a competitive bidding process, to conduct activities under this sub-component. Component II: Project Management and Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Knowledge Dissemination (USD 275,000) Project Management and Administration: A Project Management Unit (PMU) will be responsible for overall Project coordination and implementation. Key responsibilities will include project coordination, beneficiary outreach, procurement, financial management, safeguards, communication and knowledge management, selection and oversight of a local NGO and service provider, and monitoring and evaluation. The PMU will include a team of Ministry of Youth and Sports dedicated staff who are seconded to the PMU as well as a small team of consultants. The PMU will contract one NGO to conduct activities under the soft skills training and youth-led community development sub-components, while a Service Provider will be contracted to conduct activities under the micro-entrepreneurshp sub-component. The Project will benefit from the expertise of the MoYS Compliance Unit which will be screening youth led community development sub-projects and ensure that they are in compliance with environmental and social safeguards. Several knowledge exchange sessions will be ensured with World Bank for harmonization of safeguards procedures and checklists... READ MORE: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/376321494374765711/pdf/AppraisalISDS-Print-P161654-05-09-2017-1494374758424.pdf 29/11/2017
Project Paper - PP2278May 29, 2017 The development objective of Promoting the Inclusion of Conflict-Affected Iraqi Youth Project for Iraq is to promote the social and economic inclusion of at least 3,000 conflict-affected Iraqi youth (ages 15-29) through engagement in entrepreneurship and youth-led community development activities. To achieve its objective, this project will pilot locally based approaches that address youth’s social and economic vulnerabilities through the provision of: (i) soft skills training and psychosocial support;(ii) trainings and grants for youth-led community development activities; and (iii) business development training, grants for youth business start-up/expansion, and post-grant mentorship. The project is consistent with the Performance and Learning Review (PLR) for the period 2013-2016, which updated the Country Partnership Strategy to reflect changed country circumstances and with a view to countering violence, extremism, and instability. It is also in line with Iraq's 2013-2017 National Development Plan (NDP). This project will complement Bank-financed operations by enhancing the peacebuilding contributions of the Emergency Operation for Development Project (EODP). The EODP supports the reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructure and government services at local level in areas recently recovered from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) control. [ARABIC] http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/677531505383090122/pdf/PP2278-PJPR-ARABIC-PUBLIC-Project-Paper-P161654-2017-05-17-clean-AR.pdf29/11/2017
Project Paper - PP2278May 29, 2017 The development objective of Promoting the Inclusion of Conflict-Affected Iraqi Youth Project for Iraq is to promote the social and economic inclusion of at least 3,000 conflict-affected Iraqi youth (ages 15-29) through engagement in entrepreneurship and youth-led community development activities. To achieve its objective, this project will pilot locally based approaches that address youth’s social and economic vulnerabilities through the provision of: (i) soft skills training and psychosocial support;(ii) trainings and grants for youth-led community development activities; and (iii) business development training, grants for youth business start-up/expansion, and post-grant mentorship. The project is consistent with the Performance and Learning Review (PLR) for the period 2013-2016, which updated the Country Partnership Strategy to reflect changed country circumstances and with a view to countering violence, extremism, and instability. It is also in line with Iraq's 2013-2017 National Development Plan (NDP). This project will complement Bank-financed operations by enhancing the peacebuilding contributions of the Emergency Operation for Development Project (EODP). The EODP supports the reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructure and government services at local level in areas recently recovered from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) control. [ENGLISH] http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/154121501077945646/pdf/Project-Paper-P161654-2017-05-17-clean.pdf29/11/2017
Implementation Status Results Rep. Seq1Nov 10, 2017 - ISR29951 Project Development Objective (from Project Appraisal Document) [EXCERPT]... The Project Development Objective is to promote the social and economic inclusion of at least 3,000 conflict-affected Iraqi youth (ages 15-29) through engagement in entrepreneurship and youth-led community development activities. Has the Project Development Objective been changed since Board Approval of the Project Objective? No... READ MORE http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/810641510365408086/pdf/ISR-Disclosable-P161654-11-10-2017-1510365399813.pdf29/11/2017