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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2020 STUDY WEEK OPEN TILL OCTOBER 27TH

The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) launches the call for applications for 2020 study week on macroeconomic, trade, investment and development policies. 

2020/10/21

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Development cooperation to mitigate social and economic implications of Covid19

Arab NGO Network for Development invite you to a webinar to present and discuss case studies on “Development cooperation to mitigate social and economic implications of Covid19” in Algeria, Yemen, Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon.

2020/10/14

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Multistakeholder Dialogue on Agenda 2030-in Jordan

On September 15th, 2020 Phenix Center for Economics & Informatics Studies is organizing a national multi-stakeholder dialogue to discuss the obstacles and barriers to achieving sustainable development and the implementation of 2030 agenda in Jordan. Moreover, the national dialogue will provide a platform for civil society organizations in Jordan to present their best practices in implementation of Agenda 2030. 

2020/10/01

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  • Latest News
  • EU in Gaza: Better late than never?

    2020/12/29

    Following years of eschewing the Gaza strip, a delegation of EU heads of mission and European diplomats in Palestine visited Gaza in early December, 2020. This pivotal visit came at a critical time for the Strip, which has been under siege for the past fourteen years, and is now suffering from severe deterioration in its various sectors.

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  • Lebanon’s Financial Crisis – Policy inaction at its worst

    2020/12/29

    Lebanon is facing a financial crisis of unprecedented proportions. After piling-up unsustainable levels of debt (equivalent to circa 180% of its GDP today) to prop-up its rentier and consumerist economy from the early 1990’s to 2018, its day of reckoning has come. Being a heavily import-dependent nation with rapidly depleting foreign currency reserves, Lebanon has defaulted on its sovereign debt. Its 30-year currency peg of 1507.5 Lebanese Lira to the dollar has broken, nosediving the exchange rate to over 8000 LBP to the USD in the parallel market, thereby leading to a collapse of purchasing power in this import-dependent nation by north of 60%.

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  • Morocco’s Fight Against COVID-19

    2020/12/29

    The COVID-19 wave evoked profound multi-dimensional and multi-faceted repercussions in Morocco, some of which were political, while others were economic and social. It is difficult to grasp the entirety of this pandemic’s ramifications, especially that it brought numerous pre-existing problems to the surface. The situation necessitates the success of an alternative developmental model. Henceforth, the article will illustrate the general political, social, and economic environment in Morocco and efforts to face this crisis.

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  • Kuwait 2020 Elections: Winds of Change or a Coming Storm?

    2020/12/29

    There is a consensus among political observers in Kuwait that December 5 was a victory for all Kuwaitis for several objective reasons. The high turnout, nearly 70% of the total eligible voters, surpassed many of the most powerful democracies. It was a genuine popular response to the new era initiated by the heir apparent, Sheikh Nawwaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Several reforms impacted various security agencies and the Amiri Diwan. Eminent assurances were given to immediately begin combating corruption and reforming the democratic and economic system.

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  • “Jordan’s Parliamentary Elections”, a reflection of the political reality

    2020/12/29

    The parliamentary elections for the 19th parliament that took place in Jordan on the 10th of last November, in terms of timing, course and results, reflect the general context of the political phase that Jordan is experiencing.

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  • Position Statement 3 - State-subsidies are not the solution anyway

    2020/12/08

    Collective of Independent Social Protection Experts Position Statement 3 - State-subsidies are not the solution anyway   December 8, 2020   In light of our previous statements that have repeatedly voiced the importance and urgency of universal social protection, we, the collective of social protection experts, maintain that subsidisation or de-subsidisation are not the solutions for addressing long lasting inequality and inequity in the country. In the current crises that Lebanon is witnessing, we reiterate the urgency to enact a comprehensive universal social protection framework, based on a social contract, and guaranteeing protection for all during their life-cycle.

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  • Civil Society platform on Agenda 2030
  • The Arab Watch on Informal Labor
  • The Arab NGO Network on Development (ANND) launched the third issue of the Arab Watch on Economic and Social Rights, with a focus on the question of Informal Labor, in two workshops held in each of Beirut and Cairo, which brought together a group of experts, researchers, academics, and civil society activists. The report was produced with the support of Ford Foundation, Diakonia, Swedish Development Cooperation, Norwegian People’s Aid, and IM Sweden. 

    The Arab Watch on Informal Labor

     

     

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  • SOLiD-South Mediterranean Social Dialogue
  • SOLiD-South Mediterranean Social Dialogue is a pilot project for the promotion of social dialogue in the Southern Mediterranean Neighborhood. It is a three years programme (2016-2018), financed by the European Union. SOLiD brings together regional and international representatives of social partners as well as a number of relevant partners from the EU.

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  • Annual Study Week On Trade And Investment policies In The Global South
  • The Fifth Study Week on Trade and Investment Policies in South Countries. The Study Week was organized in collaboration with the South Center during the first week of December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting aimed to enhance civil society advocacy on economic policies in the region 

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  • The Arab Watch Report on Economic and Social rights
  • The Arab Watch Report on Economic and Social Rights is published biennially by ANND. The report entails monitoring public policies at the national and regional levels and assessing their impact on specific rights.

     

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  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • The Post-2015 development agenda, next-in-line to the MDGs, will be adopted at the United Nations summit that will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015. ANND actively engages with its partners in the process in order to contribute to the design of effective development policies for the Arab region. Along its works, ANND reflects the need for transformative changes to global governance systems and to national policy choices in order to overcome inequality, exclusion and vulnerability.

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