Contributing to stabilization and development in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena)
In early 2011, a wave of demonstrations and riots reverberated across the Arab world, which soon came to be known as “the Arab Spring”. In order to express dissatisfaction with their political and socio-economic conditions people throughout the region chanted: “Bread! Freedom! Social justice!” ("!عيش! حريه! عداله اجتماعيه").
Since then, the situation in many MENA countries has changed, but unfortunately not always for better. Tunisia is on a good path towards democracy. However, in some countries the old regimes, backed by the military, have mostly succeeded in re-establishing their authority. Tragically, several other MENA countries have been torn apart by civil war to the extent that the “state” has largely dissolved.
In a large research and advisory project, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik investigates the causes of domestic change in MENA countries and their consequences for the MENA region and for Germany and Europe.
For further Information, please visit the Website of the corresponding Project.
Zwei Milliarden ohne sauberes Wasser: Wer steht auf der Leitung? (in German)
Ten years ago, the UN declared access to clean water a human right. Annabelle Houdret observes that there is no longer enough political pressure. "Between 2010 and 2016, German pledges have decreased by a quarter".
taz, 17 September 2020
The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is member of the Forum Euro-Méditerranée des Instituts de Sciences Economiques.
Ein Marshallplan für Syrien
Zeit.de, 03 February 2016
Régionalisation avancée : rapport d’étape
Tafra Blog, 12.11.2018
What Europe can do after the attacks of 13 November – and what it shouldn’t
Henökl, Thomas (2015)
The Current Column of 20 November 2015
Der Westen muss die Fehler der Vergangenheit vermeiden
Markus Loewe in an Interview with Nana Brink
Deutschlandradio Kultur on 11 December 2015
Furness, Mark / Annabelle Houdret (2015)
The Current Column of 8 September 2015
Tackling Egypt’s Transformational Challenges
Vidican, Georgeta / Yasser Sherif
The Current Column (30 March 2015)