30.09.2022

Not Enough: The IMF's Solutions for Targeting The Poor in MENA

In the Arab countries, social protection systems have experienced a decline, after the implementation of programs and agreements with the International Monetary Fund.

Social Protection is a Human Right and a means of wealth redistribution that reduces inequalities. In the Arab countries, social protection systems have experienced a decline, after the implementation of programs and agreements with the International Monetary Fund. Thus, universal social protection programs in these countries have been replaced by cash transfers targeting the poorest in these countries and “leaving many of them behind”.

The project “Economic Policies for Social Justice in the MENA Region” of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung through its report: “Uncovered: The role of the IMF in shrinking the social protection, Case Studies from Tunisia, Jordan and Morocco, analysis the social protection systems in the Middle East and North Africa as well as on the impact of IMF programs on these systems through the case studies of Tunisia, Jordan and Morocco.

This Webinar is an opportunity to present the results of this report and open the debate on how to develop and finance social protection programs in the region at a time of austerity.

The report will be presented by the researchers:

- Chafik Ben Rouine, Tunisia

- Laith Al-Ajlouni, Jordan

- Buthaina Falsy and Jamal Azouaoui, Morocco

-Salma Hussein: introduction of the report

Commentator: Nabil Abdo, Oxfam

Modertaor: Mohamed Haddad

 

To read the report : https://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/tunesien/19559.pdf

You can register for the webinar through this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_koj35GBXRcSgqcJXHj-6Vg

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