Current Research Projects

Members of the network conduct a wide range of research. Below are some of the projects our members are involved with.

Strengthening social protection, safety and welfare in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

The MENASP-CP Network project is led by the MENA Social Policy Network (University of Bath) in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Global Challenges Research Fund, the project brings together a host of UK and international research leaders and partner organisations to undertake an ambitious programme of cross-disciplinary innovation and capability development in the governance of social policy in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).

Read more

The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council Development Award

Background:

The AHRC Development Award is a project led by Rana Jawad in collaboration with MENASP network partners. The 12 month grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council will fund a strategic programme of network development activities in the MENA region. These include building strategic partnerships in the region, research capacity building and spin-off research activities.

 

Read more

Social Mobilisation for Social Policy: building the policy-making of state and society in the Arab region

This project is a two-year policy analysis program which aims to refine the understanding of social policy development in the MENA region, identify successful models of social policy design, formulation and implementation, and put forward ideas to advance and strengthen the social policy-making capacity of state and non-state actors in the Arab region.

Read more

Featured Projects

Discover current publications and projects a selection of our network members are working on.


Featured Publications

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
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
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
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
Palestinian Employment in Lebanon – Facts and Challenges: Labour Force Survey among Palestinian Refugees living in camps and gatherings in Lebanon
International Labour Organization
International Labour Organization
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
MENASP Hosted Content
Featured
Between Benevolence and Residualism: Understanding Social Assistance in the Social Policy framework of the MENA region
Dr Rana Jawad
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
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

Can you answer three questions to let us know if found what you needed on our website and how can we improve the site for you?

Did you find what you were looking for today?

What is your background?

Do you have any general comments or feedback?

Are you a robot?