Modern concepts that govern many of the accepted research ethics practices and principles in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are based on western value systems that do not speak to the region’s diverse local and cultural contexts and realities.
Improving employment opportunities for young people with disabilities has been identified as an important policy goal around the world, as evidenced by the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that was signed by 160 nations, including Lebanon.
The Economic Research Forum (ERF), a longstanding IDRC partner based in Cairo, is a prominent regional network of Arab researchers that focuses on economic analysis with increasing attention to multidisciplinary research, gender analysis, and greater regional diversity.
This project will support the Arab Council for Social Sciences (ACSS) to promote multidisciplinary research in health, livelihoods, and wellbeing in fragile and conflict contexts in the Middle East and North Africa.
In an era of rapid change and increasing mistrust in institutions, open data and the surrounding communities that use it, are working to shift norms and culture to create dialogue and collaboration between governments, civil society and the private sector.
This project, which is being implemented with the African Centre for Economic Transformation, is a comparative study of selected African countries’ experiences with the financial inclusion of women and youth.
This project will enhance the capacity of employment services centres (ESC) in Palestinian camps in Lebanon to provide employment counseling and job matching services for male and female Palestinian refugees.
Although gender-based violence (GBV) is endemic globally, some of the highest rates in the world are found in Muslim-majority countries where conservative interpretations of Islamic Family Law persist.
Democratic transformations in the Arab world have reignited debate around the need for more inclusive political systems where the rights of different ethnic and religious groups are a priority in the transition period.
Despite reforms, labour markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have been unable to absorb the growing number of job seekers. Women and educated youth are particularly vulnerable to high unemployment. However, data on entrepreneurship and the private enterprise sector in the region have been virtually non-existent.