This paper provides an in-depth assessment of the current social security system in Lebanon from a lifecycle perspective. It marks the gaps in coverage and adequacy of the existing benefits and explores specific triggers of vulnerability among the Lebanese population. By Nora Aboushady and Sebastian Silva Leander
This study delves into the rights of persons with disabilities in Jordan and the legal frameworks in place, exploring the predominant social model approach to disability. By Maria del Mar Logrono Narbona and Jennifer Messieh
This paper presents social security options which would represent a leap forward toward universal social security in Tunisia, which could help reduce poverty, reduce dependence on IFIs and strengthen its social contract.
Despite a growing body of evidence that inclusive social security is central to building the social contracts required to underpin stable and prosperous nations, social security systems in MENA countries remain generally weak. By Daisy Sibun
Inclusive social security: an entry point for gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region draws from knowledge and data from the working paper ‘Social security for inclusive growth’ and presents it in visual form. By Idil Mohamud and Anh Tran
Jordan’s social security system consists of both contributory schemes for those working in the formal sector, and tax-financed schemes. However, social security benefits reach only 27.8 per cent of the population. By Chad Anderson
An overview of the Ration Cards Program targeting poor and vulnerable households to provide them with financial assistance. By Centre for Social Sciences Research & Action
Smoke and mirrors: the role of World Bank and IMF in shaping social security policy in the MENA region
This working paper highlights how the international financial institutions (IFIs) shape social security policy in the MENA region. By Sarina D. Kidd
This infographic shows the impact of World Bank and the International Monetary Fund conditional loans on societies in the MENA region. By Centre for Social Sciences Research & Action
4-page summary of the full paper “Smoke and mirrors: the role of World Bank and IMF in shaping social security policy in the MENA region”.