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Middle East and North Africa Program

Recent Publications

National Funds to Support Civil Society Organizations

This paper explores the key strategic and operational questions that arise during the development of funds and foundations that support civil society organizations. English plus Appendices |
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Protection of US Non-Governmental Organizations in Egypt under the Egypt - US Bilateral Investment Treaty

In 2011, armed personnel of the Egyptian government detained employees and seized documents and computers from several NGOs. This paper considers the actions of the Egyptian government in light of the Egypt - US bilateral investment treaty. English

The revolutionary changes sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa highlight the critical role that civil society will play in the economic, social, and political development of the region. However, if civil society organizations are to reach their true potential as partners in development, an enabling and supportive legal environment is necessary.

Key Resources

Select from the menus below to view key resources from each country in the MENA region, or view a full list of all of our resources in the ICNL Research Center.

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Key Cross-Regional Resources
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Somalia
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Libya
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Sudan
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Comoros
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Mauritania
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Syria
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Djibouti
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Morocco
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Tunisia
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Egypt
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Oman
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United Arab Emirates
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Iraq
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ICNL has had the privilege of working with civil society leaders, government officials, lawyers, academics, and others in thirteen members of the League of Arab States. We are currently active in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Yemen.

To learn more about our programs in the MENA region or request assistance, please contact ICNL:

  • In Amman, Jordan (ICNL LLC Affiliate Office): Dima Jweihan, Executive Director, +962 6 554 8158 or djweihan@icnl.org.
  • In Washington, DC: Kristen McGeeney, Legal Advisor – Middle East/North Africa, +1 202 452 8600 or kmcgeeney@icnl.org.

The Arab Freedom of Association Network (AFAN)

Arab Freedom of Association NetworkVisit ICNL's AFAN page to learn more about our initiative to strenghten connections between civil society leaders and other stakeholders in seven key Arab countries.

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