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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Conference 2019

We are holding the fourth bi-annual MENA Social Policy Network Conference in Cairo this October 2019. Delegates from across the MENA region, Europe and North America have registered to attend. The conference will be held at the American University in Cairo, our partner this year.

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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

The AHRC Development Award

The AHRC Development Award

Background: The AHRC Development Award is a project led by Dr Rana Jawad in collaboration with MENASP network partners. The 12 month grant from the Arts and Humanities…

Jordan’s Fragile Social Protection Strategy

Jordan’s Fragile Social Protection Strategy

On Wednesday 29th May 2019, under the motto “Opportunities, Dignity and Empowerment “, the Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz launched the National Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Strategy…

Ramadan

Ramadan

This year, May marks the month of fasting, Ramadan, considered holy to the Muslims. A quick Google search about Ramadan in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)…

MENASP Conference 2019

MENASP Conference 2019

Upcoming in 2019 the network is proud to be convening the 4th edition of the MENASP conference, which this year will be held at the American University of Cairo.

Welcome to the network

Welcome to the network

Welcome to the re-launched MENASP network. The network was founded in 2012 by Dr Rana Jawad, with the aim of bringing social policy expertise to a region that…

Re-launch of the UNICEF Survey

Re-launch of the UNICEF Survey

The MENASP network have successfully launched the survey preceding version 2 of its experts database. This aims to expand on the existing database (https://chaiml.shinyapps.io/menaro_database/) which was launched in…

Reflections on Beirut trip

Reflections on Beirut trip

Supporting Social Policy Learning at Lebanese University On 30 April 2019, Rana Jawad met with faculty members from the Lebanese University to discuss the curriculum for the research…

Latest Research Library Resources

Explore our selection of our network members’ current publications


MENASP Hosted Content
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Cario Policy Lab
MENASP
PICS
MENASP Hosted Content
Featured
The Cairo Policy Lab
MENASP
Policy Innovation Case Study
MENASP Hosted Content
Featured
Community Score Cards
MENASP
Policy Innovation Case Studies
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
Academic paper
Can women act as agents for the democratization of theocracy in Iran? (Draft), UNRISD
Homa Hoodfar and Shadi Sadr
UNRISD
External  Content
Academic paper
The Feminisation of Public Space: Women’s Activism, The Family Law and Social Change in Morocco, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies
Fatima Sadiqi and Moha Ennaji
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
External  Content
Non-academic paper
The Fiction (and Non-Fiction) of Egypt’s Marriage Crisis, Middle East Research and Information Project
Hanan Kholoussy
Middle East Research and Information Project:
External  Content
Non-academic paper
The global burden of disease: Generating evidence, guiding policy – Middle East and North Africa regional edition, The World Bank
World Bank Group
World Bank Group
Resource Library

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