Today we launch the most thorough assessment of its kind: a detailed look at the state of Lebanon’s social security. Written by Nora Aboushady and Sebastian Silva Leander, this publication is the 8th in ISSPF’s working paper series. The paper contains an outline of the need for inclusive social security in Lebanon, the system’s current […]
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.
Join us for our webinar Social security responses to increasing the cost of living in the MENA region on Tuesday 29th November at 11:00-13:00 UK time (GMT). To register, please click here and complete the steps in the Eventbrite form. The event will be conducted in English and Arabic. The webinar will feature discussions on […]
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.
New paper: Shifting the paradigm: building an inclusive, lifecycle social security system in Tunisia
Our latest paper, Shifting the paradigm: building an inclusive, lifecycle social security system in Tunisia, presents social security options which would represent a leap forward toward universality in Tunisia. Many people in Tunisia continue to lack access to basic social security. A high degree of informality leaves millions without income security and heightens vulnerability to […]
On 31 May 2022 at 12:00-14:00 UK time (BST), the Inclusive Social Security Policy Forum (ISSPF) in the MENA region is holding the webinar Inclusive social security and the social contract in the MENA region. Discussions will revolve around how social security can enhance the social contract to overcome instability and build trust between the […]
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, 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.