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Call for Proposals
Reforming the Pension Systems in the ERF Region


The Economic Research Forum (ERF) is pleased to announce a call for proposals on reforming the pension systems in the ERF region (Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey). This call for proposals falls under the theme of Inequality, which is part of the Arab Spring Development Initiative (ASDI). ERF and non-ERF affiliates are invited to submit their proposals according to the terms outline below. Please submit your proposal by September 15, 2014.

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Recent Events
The Economics of Informality in the ERF Region

The ERF held a workshop on “The Economics of Informality in the ERF Region” on August 31st 2014 at the Marriott Cairo Hotel in Cairo, Egypt. In an attempt to understand the trends, causes and dynamics of informality in the MENA region, ERF launched a call for proposals in the context of the 14th round of the ERF-GDN Regional Research Compe­tition. ERF received 12 proposals, out of which the refereeing committee selected 8 projects for funding. The objective of the workshop was to provide a platform for discussing the draft papers and their preliminary findings among authors and experts in order to improve the final output. The workshop also intended to promote interaction between researchers with interest in the topic.

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The Jordanian and Egyptian Labor Markets in a New Era, June 5, 2014, Amman, Jordan

As many countries struggle to construct economic policy in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, a dynamic analysis of MENA labor markets is particularly important. The work carried out by ERF based on the data from the labor market panel surveys for Egypt and Jordan adds substantial value to better understand the forces driving labor market dynamics, and identifying policy priorities. This seminar, held on June 5, 2014, comparatively tackled cross-cutting issues in both the Jordanian and Egyptian Labor markets, including labor market structure and dynamics in the two countries, gender issues in the labor market, a comparison of job accession, separation and mobility, and a comparison of labor supply and the role of the youth bulge. Read our blog for the seminar coverage

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Global Development Network (GDN) Next Horizons Essay Contest 2014 invites you to submit a written essay with your innovative ideas and fresh thinking about the future of development assistance. Up to 20 winning entries chosen by an international jury will receive US$ 20,000 each. To apply, go to and submit your essay of up to 5,000 words; submissions are welcome in three languages: English, French and Spanish by 15 September 2014.
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