The Challenges of Post-Pandemic Recovery: Exploring New Findings From the 2022 UNDP Arab Human Development Report

September 8, 2022
Photo: UNDP Iraq
Event Details

14 September 2022

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Hybrid Event: Zoom webinar & Middle East Institute 1763 N St NW Washington, District of Columbia 20036

The Middle East Institute (MEI) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will host a hybrid panel and presentation 14 September to discuss findings and recommendations of the 2022 Arab Human Development Report, “Expanding Opportunities for an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery in the Post-COVID Era.”

Speakers will assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economies and societies of the Middle East and North Africa, where human development gains have faced a significant setback over the last two years. They will also consider the report’s recommendations for getting the region back on track, such as making governance systems more accountable and responsive, economies more diversified and competitive, and societies more cohesive and inclusive—to ensure a resilient recovery for all.

Welcome Remarks Paul SalemPresident & CEO, MEI

Dr. Khalida BouzarUNDP Regional Director for Arab States

Presentation of the 2022 Arab Human Development Report Tehmina Akhtar, UNDP Senior Regional Strategic Advisor for Arab States, will present key research findings and insights that contextualize the report’s conclusions and recommendations. 


Panel Discussion

Jihad AzourDirector of the Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund

Patricia KaramRegional Director, Middle East and North Africa, International Republican Institute 

Paul SalemPresident and CEO, Middle East Institute

Mona Yacoubian Senior Advisor to the Vice President, United States Institute of Peace

Joyce Karam, moderator Washington correspondent, The National

Remarks from UNDP Resident Representatives UNDP resident representatives from Iraq, Zena Ali Ahmad, Libya, Marc-André Franche (virtual), and Somalia, Jocelyn Mason, will perspectives and key insights from the field.


Closing RemarksSarah PooleUNDP Deputy Regional Director for Arab States


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