With fragile social protection systems in the Arab world, people have constructed their own resilience mechanisms for survival. Continue Reading
Ahmed Aref is an experienced policy research specialist, working on evidence-based policy development, including interdisciplinary policy analysis, impact assessment, advocacy and international cooperation. Prior to joining the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI QF), he worked for the UN Population Fund Arab States Regional Office (UNFPA), the EU Program on Family and Child Rights and the Egyptian Prime Minister’s Office. His broader areas of expertise include politics of social, family and labor policies, political economy, social protection, migration, social inclusion/exclusion, demography, populations dynamics and sustainable development. He has led strategic initiatives and managed impact-oriented projects in the mentioned fields. He contributed to numerous national, regional and international conferences and EGMs. Aref is affiliated with the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath, UK.