The so-called 'Arab Spring' has brought movement into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a region that had previously been stagnating in many ways. Before the Arab Spring the MENA had long been characterised by authoritarianism, increasing environmental pollution and modest economic growth, which was unable to either reduce poverty and unemployment, or to facilitate structural change. Since the Arab Spring, the political and economic situation has not improved in most of the countries of the region.
The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) conducts research with a focus on the following issues in the MENA context:
The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is member of the Forum Euro-Méditerranée des Instituts de Sciences Economiques.
Der Westen muss die Fehler der Vergangenheit vermeiden
Markus Loewe in an Interview with Nana Brink
Deutschlandradio Kultur on 11 December 2015
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