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:

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

The deadline for abstract submission  has expired!

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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