A new social contract for MENA (Middle East and North Africa) countries: Experiences from Development and Social Policies

Event Type
International Conference

Location/Date
Bonn, 05.12.2016 until 06.12.2016

Organiser
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (IPR)


The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) will hold the third IPR-MENA social policy conference "A new social contract for MENA (Middle East and North Africa) countries: Experiences from Development and Social Policies" in partnership with the University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (IPR).

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Steven Heydemann, Professor for Middle East Studies, Smith College, Northampton, Ma
  • Shanta Devarajan, Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank
  • Nidal Katamine, Minister of Labour, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Samar Muhareb, Director of ARDD-Legal Aid Organization
  • Arthur van Diesen, Regional Social Policy Adviser for the Middle East and North Africa at UNICEF


The deadline for abstracts has been extended to: 15 August 2016

In addition, we are now also welcoming papers in French! Most sessions of the conference will be held only in English but we will organise simultaneous translation for one parallel session line during the second day of the conference in order to host authors who prefer to submit and present their papers in French. Q&A on these papers can be given in either language.

Please send paper abstract to Ms. Ina Klemke (ina.klemke@remove-this.die-gdi.de) clearly indicating your name, institutional affiliation and contact details. Please also indicate which theme (or themes) from the list below your paper would fit into. Individual paper abstracts should be between 500 and 800 words.

Panel session abstracts should include a 500 word rationale for the session and full details of the authors with individual abstracts of 500-800 words.

Decisions on abstracts will be made in summer 2016. Full papers of accepted abstracts should be submitted by 15 October 2016.

Indicative themes for the conference are
(please add to your abstract as appropriate):

 

  • Wellbeing, social welfare and social justice
  • Governance and institutional development issues
  • Social policies and political stability
  • Social cohesion and social solidarity
  • Government/ society Relations
  • Employer / employees Relations
  • Political economy / governance of social policies
  • Linking social and economic policies
  • Economic and political effects of social policies
  • Poverty measurement
  • Poverty-reduction policies
  • Labour market and employment policies
  • Human rights and rights-based approaches to social policy
  • Civil society and social movements
  • Gender issues and gender policy
  • Child and family policy
  • Youth policy
  • Ageing and demographic change
  • Social care
  • Health policy
  • Education policy
  • The impact of the Syrian refugee crisis
  • Subsidies and direct social transfers

 
Please feel free to contact the conference organisers directly if you have any queries: Markus Loewe (DIE) and Rana Jawad (University of Bath).


Event information

Date
05.12.2016 until 06.12.2016

Location
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6
53113 Bonn

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