Recent Submissions

  • Covid-19 Awareness, Preparedness, and Impact on the Most Vulnerable Groups among the Host Community in Cox's Bazar 

    Riaz Hossain, Muhammad; Raz, Saifa; Sultana, Rafia; Sameen Nasar, Kazi; Ahmad Parray, Ateeb; Rahman, M Shafiqur; Aktar, Bachera; Faiz Rashid, Sabina (BRAC University, 2021-12)
    This research was conducted in the four selected wards of the Rajapalong union of the Ukhiya sub-district of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where host communities reside. These are typically rural areas and one of the poorest ...
  • Covid-19 Awareness, Preparedness, and Impact on the Most Vulnerable Groups among the Rohingya Community in Cox's Bazar 

    Ahmad Parray, Ateeb; Sultana, Rafia; Sameen Nasar, Kazi; Raz, Saifa; Riaz Hossain, Muhammad; Rahman, M Shafiqur; Aktar, Bachera; Faiz Rashid, Sabina (BRAC University, 2021-12)
    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic on March 11, 2020 (1), resulting in nationwide quarantines and national emergencies. Bangladesh was no exception, and in late March ...
  • Vacunación contra COVID-19 en América Latina. Gobernanza colaborativa en contextos asimétricos 

    Lara, Ignacio; Perini, Antonella; Cyr, Jennifer (Colabora.Lat, 2022-01-05)
    Este documento tiene como objetivo analizar el proceso de gobernanza vinculado a las campañas de vacunación contra el covid-19 en América Latina. Específicamente, busca dilucidar y poner en evidencia los procesos de ...
  • ‘Crisis within a Crisis’: Situation Analysis and Post-Fire Incident Rapid Assessment Report of affected Rohingya Camps 

    Ahmed, Adeepto Intesar; Das, Adity Shayantony; Das, Konok Chapa; Evan, Haisom Aftab; Hossain, Muhammad Riaz; Inam, Zuhrat Mahfuza; Kaiser, Adrita; Nadim, ASM; Parray, Ateeb Ahmad; Sultana, Rafia (BRAC JPGSPH, 2021)
    The Rohingya community is already identified as one of the most vulnerable communities in the world during the pandemic, when cases are steadily rising in Bangladesh. Amidst this crucial situation, a massive fire broke out ...
  • Sociology of the “Margin” Amid the Coronavirus 

    Hanin, Maher (Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES), 2020-04-13)
    Humanity has never faced its tragic reality as it is the case these days. This time, the enemy is not a world war with its frightful casualties, economic and financial crises with their dreadful legacies, nor it is a ...
  • The COVID-19 Outbreak in Tunisia: Politics, Policies, and Public Dissent 

    Ghannouchi, Cyrine (Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES), 2021-07-06)
    This paper reviews state and non-state responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in Tunisia from March 2020 to March 2021. It offers a context-based narrative of the country’s key political and socio-economic features throughout ...
  • Kenya INDEPTH Report 

    OSSREA (OSSREA, 2021)
    Report on Covid-19 in Kenya, includes chapters on: Community Engagements and Action Towards Covid-19 Response in Kenya; Empirical Researches and Studies Conducted on Covid-19 in Kenya; Stakeholders and Partnership Levels ...
  • COVID-19 Vaccination in the Time of Austerity: How and for Whom? 

    M. Abi-Rached, Joelle; Salameh, Pascale (Arab Reform Initiative, 2021-01-15)
    As countries begin to roll out vaccination for COVID-19, the Lebanese caretaker government has yet to provide details about its vaccination strategy, raising concerns about its ability to provide vaccines due to the country’s ...
  • Solutions for the “Vanishing Drug” Conundrum in Lebanon: A Change in the Subsidy System Coupled with a Digital Prescribing Platform 

    El Jamal, Nadim; Usta, Ulfat; Nasrallah, Mona; Al-Chaer, Elie; Hamadeh, Ghassan; Isma’eel, Hussain (Arab Reform Initiative, 2020-11-17)
    The shortage of foreign currency caused by the multiple crises in Lebanon threatens the availability of pharmaceutical products, with patients experiencing shortages of many drugs despite an importation subsidy system for ...
  • COVID-19 and the Intensification of the GCC Workforce Nationalization Policies 

    Alsahi, Huda (Arab Reform Initiative, 2020-11-10)
    Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) governments have intensified their efforts to nationalize their workforce in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting economic contraction. These policies will have a wide-ranging ...
  • Towards a Zero-COVID Lebanon: A Call for Action 

    M. Abi-Rached, Joelle; Issa, Nahla; Khalife, Jade; Salameh, Pascale; Karra-Aly, Ayah; Kosremelli Asmar, Michèle (Arab Reform Initiative, 2020-10-05)
    In its first report, the Independent Lebanese Committee for the Elimination of COVID-19, a group of concerned citizens with various health-related expertise, addresses weaknesses in current government policy and highlights ...
  • A Slice of Knafeh for Everyone? A Critical Introduction to Universal Basic Income in MENA 

    Choucair Vizoso, Julia (Arab Reform Initiative, 2020-06-12)
    The Covid-19 crisis is igniting interest in the concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) in the Middle East and North Africa region, as policymakers, economists and activists grapple with deteriorating economies and major ...
  • Covid-19 Protection Policies: Bringing Women to the Center 

    Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, 2020-03-28)
    Tracking the impact of epidemic-containment policies on women and vulnerable groups in Egypt In times of major social crisis, a gendered and feminist perspective exposes the priorities and biases of public policy. It ...
  • Disaster-Appropriate Policing in South Africa: Protests and State Violence in the COVID-19 Era 

    Rebello, Steven; Copelyn, Jesse; Moloto, Boikanyo; Makhathini, Sinqobile (Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, 2021-08)
    This policy brief examines South African Police Services (SAPS) responses to public protests since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa. It highlights an increased use of state violence and excessive force ...
  • Lebanon: Managing Covid-19 in the Time of Revolution 

    Diwan, Ishac; M. Abi-Rached, Joelle (Arab Reform Initiative, 2020-05-07)
    The Covid-19 pandemic in Lebanon is a crisis within a crisis. It occurred amidst a broader socio-economic meltdown that has shaken the country in recent months. While Lebanon appears to have responded effectively to the ...
  • Tunisia: COVID-19 Increases Vulnerability of Rural Women 

    Bajec, Alessandra (Arab Reform Initiative, 2020-11-25)
    Tunisian women in rural areas have played a vital role in maintaining food security during the coronavirus pandemic but continue to suffer exploitation and exclusion. While their working conditions are already known for ...
  • Can Tunisia Shake Off “Business as Usual” Following Covid-19? 

    Houerbi, Salma (Arab Reform Initiative, 2020-05-20)
    The consequences of Covid-19 on Tunisia’s already fragile economy are bound to exacerbate existing social tensions. The government has rolled out a series of socio-economic measures to support individual entrepreneurs and ...
  • Covid-19 and a Deepening Conflict Worsen Libya's Humanitarian Situation 

    Basha, Khayreddine (Arab Reform Initiative, 2020-05-27)
    On 4 April, Libya’s capital Tripoli had completed a year since the beginning of the military campaign by Commander Khalifa Haftar against the internationally recognized Government of National Accord to seize economic ...
  • Sudan: Managing COVID-19 Pandemic During a Time of Transition 

    Kunna, Ezzan (Arab Reform Initiative, 2020-05-29)
    Sudan’s current transitional government has inherited a fragile health system that suffered years of neglect and underinvestment. The spread of COVID-19 poses important challenges to the country’s health and political ...
  • Survey Study: Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on the Cconomic Conditions of Families in Jordan 

    Phenix center for Economic & Informatics studies (Phenix center for Economic & Informatics studies, 2020-06-02)
    This survey study was developed and conducted by the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies - an independent research institution - during the third week of May 2020, and it aimed at identifying the effects of ...

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