Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Tech for Good: Harnessing Technology to Locally Drive the Fight Against Corruption
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Tech for Good: Harnessing Technology to Locally Drive the Fight Against Corruption

This Policy Brief examines the role of technology in the fight against corruption, with a case study from Lebanon, a country long plagued by corruption.

11 mayo 2023
Türkiye’s Forthcoming Elections amidst Macroeconomic Obstacles
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Türkiye’s Forthcoming Elections amidst Macroeconomic Obstacles

Türkiye is about to hold one of the most important parliamentary and presidential elections in its history on May 14, 2023. This article analyses the economic challenges that the winner will have to face, including large trade and current account de...

11 mayo 2023
Could Digital Transition Be the Answer to Sustainable Refugee-Run Businesses? A case study on small businesses run led by refugees in Egypt
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Could Digital Transition Be the Answer to Sustainable Refugee-Run Businesses? A case study on small businesses run led by refugees in Egypt

It provides recommendations to donors and relevant stakeholders on ways to further empower vulnerable refugees residing in Egypt and help them sustain their businesses in the context of the market’s digital transformation.

7 febrero 2022
Big Tech and Digital Taxation reforms in the EU and MENA
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Big Tech and Digital Taxation reforms in the EU and MENA

Digital taxation has gained attention on the international agenda, especially after major technology companies saw profits surge during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, while many countries suffered from an economic crisis that called for a search for n...

1 agosto 2021
Will Tunisia’s Ship of State Sink or Sail?
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Will Tunisia’s Ship of State Sink or Sail?

Tunisia will go bankrupt this summer if it fails to negotiate a bailout with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

1 agosto 2021
Bridging the Mediterranean for an Enlarged, Comprehensive and Equitable Integration between the EU and its Southern Neighbours
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Bridging the Mediterranean for an Enlarged, Comprehensive and Equitable Integration between the EU and its Southern Neighbours

The European Union cooperation treaties with the Southern Mediterranean Countries have grown in successive layers to become, over time, a comprehensive and multi-layered corpus comprising integration pacts in security, economy, environment and cultur...

30 junio 2021
Global Value Chains in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Opportunities to Increase Euro-Mediterranean Integration
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Global Value Chains in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Opportunities to Increase Euro-Mediterranean Integration

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected all economic sectors with many services facing particularly large turnover losses.

30 junio 2021
Economic Impact of COVID-19: Powerful Shock to Post-Reform Egypt
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Economic Impact of COVID-19: Powerful Shock to Post-Reform Egypt

For all governments dealing with the pandemic, there is a difficult short term trade-off between public health and economic considerations. The Egyptian authorities have given a higher weight to the latter.

22 junio 2020
The Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19 on Lebanon: A Crisis Within Crises
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The Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19 on Lebanon: A Crisis Within Crises

The COVID-19 crisis comes on the heels of grave economic and political crises that hit Lebanon in 2019. The pandemic is expected to have devastating economic costs given the country´s fragile economic environment.

22 junio 2020
Morocco Fighting Against COVID-19: Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures
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Morocco Fighting Against COVID-19: Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures

Morocco is expected to undergo an economic slowdown due to the pandemic. The combined effect of poor crop year and the impact of confinement on some sectors has led to a revision of the growth rate.

22 junio 2020
COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges and Opportunities: The Case of Jordan
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COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges and Opportunities: The Case of Jordan

Jordan has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The efforts to curb its spread have created social and economic unrest. The Jordanian government ordered a lockdown to cushion the impact on the healthcare system.

22 junio 2020
COVID-19 in Palestine: Economic Slump, Rising Vulnerability and Limited Policy Response
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COVID-19 in Palestine: Economic Slump, Rising Vulnerability and Limited Policy Response

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and fatalities in Palestine remain very low in absolute terms. However, the pandemic is expected to have wide-reaching economic and social impacts.

18 junio 2020