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Countering Conflict Economy in Syria and Neighboring Countries… SCPR War economy of the Syrian Crisis

 SCPR presentation SCPR ANND Cercle des economistes Arabes


Arab NGO Network for Development and Syrian Center for Policy Research


Countering Conflict Economy in Syria and Neighboring Countries April 21st, 2017 | 2:00 – 3:30pm |Washington DC, USA21. (I 2-210 )



Session Abstract:

The « new » type of « internal » conflict as in Syria and Iraq created a black hole that absorbs human, economic, and institutional resources towards transnational war economy. These conflicts creates development in reverse and fragmentation and increases the incentives for conflict economy and instability regionally and internationally. The panel will diagnose the dynamics of conflict-related activities, actors, and transnational networks. The dialogue will concentrate on the potential options to de-institutionalize conflict economy and build peace economy.


Time and place:2:00 pm-3:30 pm. Friday, April 21, 2017;



Moderator:    Nabil Abdo, Mr, Arab NGO Network for Development, .

Panelist 1:    Shanta Devarajan, Dr., the Chief Economist of the World Bank’s MENA Region.

Panelist 2:    Harun Onder, Dr., senior economist in the World Bank’s Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management.

Panelist 3 :    Mohamad Elhage, Dr., advisor to the Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department.

Panelist 4 :    Samir Aita, Dr. , President of the Circle of Arab Economists.

Panelist 5 :    Rabie Nasser, Mr., Co-Founder and Researcher, Syrian Center for Policy Research.


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