This paper presents social security options which would represent a leap forward toward universal social security in Tunisia, which could help reduce poverty, reduce dependence on IFIs and strengthen its 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.
Idil Mohamud, Anh Tran
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.
IFIs breaking down social contracts
Centre for Social Sciences Research & Action
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.
Stephen Kidd, Gunnel Axelsson Nycander, Anh Tran & Madeleine Cretney
A brief overview on constitutions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and their incorporation (or not) of the right to social security.
Sarina D. Kidd
This working paper highlights how the international financial institutions (IFIs) shape social security policy in the MENA region.
Chad Anderson and Anca Pop
Maintaining a strong government requires duty bearers to invest in good quality public
services, including social security.
This is an in-depth study of Jordan's system.
Anh Tran, Jodie Bispham & Shea McClanahan
A review of global literature and evidence on the impacts of social security schemes to illustrate the role of inclusive social security in promoting economic growth across the MENA region.