Policy challenges in tackling poverty and vulnerability in the Arab region

30 11 2009

URL: http://www.eldis.org/go/country-profiles&id=44044&type=Document. Source: Arab NGO Network for Development.

The Arab region has been particularly vulnerable to the fallout of the global economic crisis as a result of already existing high levels of unemployment, dependency on food imports, widespread conflict and political insecurity and vulnerability to climate change. This paper sheds light on the important policy challenges in the region, reflecting on the effectiveness of current approaches and making recommendations on regional cooperation and areas of social and economic policy-making.

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