• Feb 21, 2012

    This second Development Challenges Report, coming at a time when the region is passing through a critical historical juncture, attempts to go beyond the numbers to uncover processes that have underpinned mutually reinforcing drivers of social, economic and political exclusion.

  • Jan 18, 2012

    “The Informal economy in the Jordanian Economy” which measures the informal economy in the Jordanian economy based on the Jordan Labor Market Panel Survey 2010.

  • Jan 1, 2012

    The challenge in the Gaza Strip today is not, unfortunately, about reconstruction and development only. It is also about responding to life-threatening challenges in a durable manner and enabling Gazans to exercise basic human rights that they are currently being deprived of, namely right to free movement and right to work.

  • Dec 15, 2011

    This paper, which is a compilation of the findings of the papers “ Pro-poor Growth in Syria: Diagnosis and Policy Considerations” (2009) by Abdel-Gadir and Abu-Ismail, “ Poverty and Distribution in Syria” (2009) by Abu-Ismail and El- Laithy organized in the following manner. First, we explain the main definitions and methodologies applied to achieve a comparable assessment of the trends in poverty in Syria across the two discernible periods 1996-2004 and 2004-2007. We then present stylized facts taking stock of poverty, growth and inequality rends in Syria over these periods (1996-2007), exposing regional and rural-urban discrepancies. In our assessment of the depth of poverty and inequalities in Syria we paint the relationship between income and human poverty over time to shed some light on the possible links between these results and policy stances as well as the impact of extraneous factors such as drought.

  • Dec 14, 2011

    In Morocco, there is many forms poverty like other countries, but the rate of poverty is reducing but it is still high. In this document, there is a presentation and analysis of a strategy that is built on theories and it shows how to reduce poverty in Morocco.

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