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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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On the Wrong Direction…The American Strike and the Scenarios of Syrian Crisis

The attached study by the Syrian Center for Policy Research provides an analytical impact assessment of the potential American strike on the scenarios of the crisis in Syria. The study complements continuous research efforts within the framework of “Exploring Alternative Solutions for the Syrian Crisis”, a project launched and implemented ...

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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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“Role of economic Factors in Political Movement: The Syrian Case” (2012)

The political movement, sparked off in Syria in March 2011 with the main demand being political freedoms, is an indication that the society has reached unacceptable stages of institutional, economic and social development. This paper highlights the economic factors affecting such movement from a comprehensive development perspective. Authors Rabie Nasser ...

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