Socially Just Reconstruction

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Several countries in the MENA region, notably Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya, have experienced and are unfortunately still experiencing armed conflicts and war. These countries have suffered enormous destructions to infrastructure, housing and social capital. After the end of major armed confrontations, efforts to reconstruction will soon begin to take shape. Historical experience in post-war reconstruction in countries such as Lebanon has shown, that reconstruction often follows the economic interests of a narrow post-war elite.

However, to build lasting and sustainable peace in the region and to prevent further conflict, reconstruction will have to take social justice into consideration. Within this project, FES will try to mobilize and connect international and regional expertise to envision a more socially just reconstruction. Local civil society and pressure groups in donor countries will need to cooperate and exchange to push national and international decision makers to not overlook social justice during reconstruction

Events

Social (In)Justice in the MENA Region: Debunking the Myth of Neoliberal Economic Policies

Call for Applications for a Summer School on economic policies. Apply now!

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Launching Publication Regional Conference

A new publication by FES is set to shed light on the causes and costs of economic injustices and present feasible alternatives for new economic...

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Alternative Economy and employment

The prospects and types of employment in new and emerging sectors of the economy in the MENA were the subject of the expert workshop. The workshop was...

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North Africa’s Trade Arrangements: Complementarities and Contradictions with the CFTA

The establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) are currently debated within the African Union. Which place will North Africa assume in...

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Press

Fiscal reforms caused economic downturn, economists argue

AMMAN — Fiscal reforms implemented 10 years ago were the main cause of the downturn in Jordan’s economy, and similar policies are still being...

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Experts say social justice should drive economic policies

AMMAN — Economic policies should strive for social justice and to engage the younger generation in the development process, experts and policy makers...

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Department for Middle East and North Africa
FES Berlin
Hiroshimastraße 28
10785 Berlin

info.nahost(at)fes.de

About FES 

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has a network of eleven country offices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and implements projects in a total of 14 countries. Some offices, such as Egypt or Sudan, look back at a history of more than 40 years of cooperation.

Offices in the Region

Publications

Ansatzpunkte einer nationalen Beschäftigungsstrategie für Tunesien

Wirtschaftliche Probleme und soziale Ungerechtigkeiten lösten im Jahr 2011 die Revolution

in Tunesien aus. Seither hat sich viel in Tunesien getan;...

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