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Confronting Fragmentation

Fragmentation, as the process of drastic shattering in the social, economic, political, and cultural structures within the society, is being ingrained by various internal and external subjugating powers disintegrating of country sovereignty and pushing the majority of people to act against their own good and against their future. The fragmentation ...

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SCPR Alienation and Violence Report 2014

The economy of violence flourished in Syria during 2014 as battles intensified, with reallocation of resources and capital to the machinery of war. This was accompanied with the expansion of black markets, the erosion of sovereignty and rule of law, increasing dependence upon external support, deepening economic exposure and loss ...

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Multidimensional Poverty in Syria 2001-2009

The report uses a new methodology to measure Multidimensional Poverty Index, which assesses the deprivation of Syrian people in terms of standard of living, health, and education dimensions using ten main indicators. The methodology has many advantages like using micro data at the household level, as a unit of analysis, ...

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Squandering Humanity: Socioeconomic Monitoring Report on Syria

Syria is facing one of the most severe development and humanitarian disasters in recent history. This has included not only the destruction of its economic, human, cultural and social capital but also the disputation of its national identity. This disaster is being fuelled and managed by formal and informal institutions ...

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War on Development: socioeconomic monitoring report of Syria, second quarterly report (April – June 2013)

After 27 months, the calamitous armed-conflict in Syria continues unabated, while increasingly drawing regional and international players into its military maw. The peaceful demonstrations that erupted in southern Syria in early 2011 calling for civil liberties and for political, social and economic change were quickly thwarted by government forces. For ...

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The Syrian Catastrophe: Socioeconomic Monitoring Report, First Quarterly Report (January – March 2013)

This report is the first of five quarterly reports produced in cooperation between UNRWA and Syrian Center for Policy Research (SCPR). These aim to provide an on-going assessment of the socioeconomic landscape in Syria during the current crisis by using available official updates and utilizing econometric models to estimate other ...

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