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Anis Ben Brik, PhD 
Professor of Social Policy & Evaluation

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Welcome to my research page!


As a professor of social policy and evaluation, I am dedicated to understanding and improving social welfare systems in the global south. My research focuses on a range of important topics, including comparative welfare systems, evaluation, family policy, child welfare, youth and social protection.


As the founding director of the Program for Social Policy Evaluation and Research (PROSPER) at the College of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), I have a wealth of experience in leading and conducting research in these areas. I am also the founding president of the Global South Network for Evaluation Research and Teaching and the Global South Network for Family Research, and I serve as the Middle East and North Africa Regional Organizing Partner for the United Nations NGO Major Group.


My work has been published in numerous international peer-reviewed journals, and I am a frequent speaker on issues related to family policy, child welfare, and social protection. I am also an advocate for the rights of families and children, and I am committed to making a meaningful impact on the lives of people around the world.


Thank you for visiting my research page. I hope you will find my work interesting and informative. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about my research, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Discover My Latest Book

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This book critically reflects on the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by exploring the impact and possible future outcomes in a region already struggling with the effects of a decade of uprisings, failed or difficult political transitions, state collapses, civil war and international conflict. International scholars offer a comprehensive treatment of today's major societal issues and provide a unique, broadly comparative view on public policy responses in the MENA region. Addressing the implications and public policy responses to the crisis, they bring a critical perspective to the emerging challenges of evidence-based policy-making; the locus of authority in transnational issues; the nature of governance; and the role of government and implications for civil society. Tackling the psychology, sociology, education, law, and public policy issues related to the social and economic implications of the COVID 19 pandemic, this book will be of interest to scholars and students alike.

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