Middle East and North Africa Social Policy Network

Knowledge. Social policy. People.

The MENASP network was created to bring together policy makers and academics to advance social policy in the MENA region.

The MENASP network was founded to advance, exchange and disseminate knowledge and policy expertise about social policy in the MENA region.

This includes providing: up-to-date policy analysis on the key social challenges facing the region; information on social welfare issues for use by the wider public; and resources for policy-makers, practitioners and academics.

The network aims to support quality research on crucial social policy issues and bridging the gap between policy-makers, researchers and the wider public.

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1st Round MENASP-CP GCRF Research Fund is Now Open

The MENASP Network is pleased to launch the MENASP Network’s Social policy and Conflict Prevention (MENASP-CP) Research Fund which sits within the Network’s Strengthening social welfare and security in the MENA region Research Programme which aims to advance scholarship and practice in security, social equality and social protection in the MENA region. 

Deadline: 23rd November 2021, 23:59 (GMT)

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MENASP Network Webinar Series

The MENASP Network Webinar Series is a monthly virtual webinar (the last Wednesday lunchtime of each month) that acts as a platform for speakers from within the network and external leading thinkers to present their research.

The MENASP Network Webinar Series aims to enable Network members and wider audiences to access new and ground-breaking research on social policy and conflict prevention.

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Policy Labs

In 2019 the MENA Social Policy Network ran a Policy Lab in Cairo, bringing together policy-makers, researchers and practitioners from the field of social policy. Each roundtable of the Policy Lab focused on a different area of policy, from cash-transfer programs to the influence of gender in macro-economic policy design.

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Latest News & Blog

Autumn 2021 Newsletter: Forward

Autumn 2021 Newsletter: Forward

Dear Friends,     Welcome to our Autumn Newsletter and thank you for taking to the time to read The MENASP Network’s news. With COVID-19 still deeply affecting families…

1st Round MENASP-CP GCRF Research Fund is Now Open

1st Round MENASP-CP GCRF Research Fund is Now Open

The MENASP Network is pleased to launch the MENASP Network’s Social policy and Conflict Prevention (MENASP-CP) Research Fund which sits within the Network’s Strengthening social welfare and security…

Summer 2021 Newsletter: Forward

Summer 2021 Newsletter: Forward

Dear colleagues and friends,   Thank you very much for taking the time to read our newsletter. It is the end of the summer for many, and we…

Latest Research Library Resources

Explore our selection of our network members’ current publications


MENASP Hosted Content
Featured
Spousal Violence in Egypt
Ibrahim Kharboush, Farzaneh Roudi-Fahimi, Hanaa Ismail, Heba Mamdouh, Yasmine Muhammad, May Tawfik, Omnia el Sharkawy Hassan Sallam
Population Reference Bureau
MENASP Hosted Content
Featured
Lessons from India
Sara Bailey and Daragh Murray
Policy Innovation Case Studies
MENASP Hosted Content
Featured
In the Shadow of the State: Changing Definitions of Arab Women’s “Developmental” Citizenship Rights
Mervat F. Hatem
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
MENASP Hosted Content
Featured
Addressing Challenges To Birth Registration
Refugee Research and Policy Program
Policy Innovation Case Studies
MENASP Hosted Content
Featured
After Years of Silence, Women Living with HIV in the Middle East Speak Out, Population Reference Bureau
Population Reference Bureau
Population Reference Bureau
MENASP Hosted Content
Featured
Towards A Comprehensive Framework For Social Policies
Chahir Zaki
Policy Innovation Case Studies
MENASP Hosted Content
Featured
A note on disability issues in the Middle East and North Africa, The World Bank
World Bank Group
World Bank Group
MENASP Hosted Content
Featured
Social Protection Responses to the COVID-19 crisis in the MENA/ Arab States Region
Issued-based Coalition on Social Protection (IBC-SP), International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
United Nations
External  Content
Academic paper
Economic Development and Female Labor Participation in the Middle East and North Africa : A Test of the U-Shape Hypothesis
World Bank Group
World Bank Group
External  Content
Web resource
Domestic Violence High in Egypt, Affecting Women’s Reproductive Health, Population Reference Bureau
Population Reference Bureau
Population Reference Bureau
External  Content
Academic paper
Does Gender Inequality Reduce Growth in Sub-Saharan African and Arab Countries?, African Development Review
Mina Baliamoune‐Lutz Mark McGillivray
African Development Review
External  Content
Non-academic paper
HIV in the Middle East: Low Prevalence but Not Low Risk, Population Reference Bureau
PRB
PRB
External  Content
Non-academic paper
Conference proceedings of the International Conference: Health Related Issues and Islamic Normativity, Halle : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
Schreiber, Jenny, Eich, Thomas, Clarke, Morgan
Halle : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
External  Content
Web resource
Arab Development Assistance: Four Decades of Cooperation, The World Bank
World Bank Group
World Bank Group
Resource Library

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Please contact us to be part of our network, connecting with other academics, policy makers and practitioners with an interest in social policy in the MENA region

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