Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa: A New Policy Agenda?
The importance of social welfare and protection policies in the Middle East and North Africa has been highlighted both by the 2011 Arab uprisings and by the subsequent expansion of religious non-state actors who have offered social support to vulnerable populations.
This workshop will bring together researchers, policy-makers and representatives of development agencies to discuss the emerging policy debates around social protection and social justice issues in the MENA region. The event will draw on findings from the Institute of Policy Research’s ESRC-funded research on social policy and religion in the Middle East and will set social policy issues in the context of wider political and economic challenges in the region.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.
The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.