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Shifting the paradigm: in-depth study of the social security systems in Lebanon


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.

Upcoming webinar: Inclusive social security and the social contract in the MENA region

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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 […]

Inclusive social security and the 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.

Gender equality infographic


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.

Overview of Jordan’s social security system


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.