Cash for work program in Diyala and Salah al-Din Governorates

November 2, 2017

This Cash for Work (CFW) program aimed at providing short-term employment to most vulnerable people in Iraq, Diyala and Salah al-Din governorates, all districts severely affected by ISIL violence since 2014.

Through REACH's partnership with Oxfam GB and with funding by BMZ, the Livelihood project embedded in the "BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR INTEGRATED RECOVERY" program, provide work opportunties that focus on infrastructure rehabilitation in districts and villages of governorates with unskilled labor.

The Improvement of Infrastructure or Community Projects initative aim is to repair local infrastructure, as well as supports needed community projects. Once the activities are completed and targets are reached the CFW initative will phase out. If after that time the infrastructure needs remain and/or there is a desire to conduct additional community projects for civil society building purposes, CfW will be phased into more traditional community infrastructure projects using mobilization methods. This may include community cash grants.

For the duration of 10 day, the infrastructure rehabilitation activity was planned and implemented which included  5 hours a day for each unskilled labor with payment of 20$ per day in total 200$. These payments will help improve the economic and physical conditions for these unskilled laborors, also provide opportunities for them to participate in the development of the infrastructures of the area in addition to that strengthen social cohesion among returnees, IDPs and Host community due working time.

Cash For work projects such as this one remain one of the most important successes in terms of promoting social cohesion and promoting improved gender equality in community.

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