Amidst the war in Ukraine and after the Covid-19 global pandemic, calls building a more resilient, sustainable, inclusive and equal world are increasing. The EMEA-EMANES research published during the last two years shows that countries that have built a resilient system via macro, fiscal, financial and social buffers, could better respond to the pandemic and rebound.
The current Russian Ukrainian conflict is aggravating socio-economic vulnerabilities in the Mediterranean and in Africa with increasing pressure on energy and food prices.
Several pillars, including social inclusion, social protection and safety nets offer economic policy answers for better resilience. In addition, Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the Mediterranean and in Africa, are crucial for job creation and social. In these countries there is however evidence that safety net systems are either not developed or inexistent.
EMANES policy session is dedicated to the debate on the policies that will have to support social inclusion, social protection and safety nets in the Mediterranean region and Africa.