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The Syrian Conflict

How it affects economics, health and education
What does conflict in Syria mean for GDP, capital stock, fiscal and monitory dynamics, employment, poverty, education, health, human development index, and social capital?

Zaki Mehchy, a co-founder and researcher of the Syrian Center for Policy Research, will present the latest findings on the socioeconomic impact of the conflict in Syria including its impact on GDP, capital stock, fiscal and monitory dynamics, employment, poverty, education, health, human development index, and social capital.

He will highlight the dramatic changes in the current institutions dynamics (rules of the game) that have witnessed the emergence of conflict-related actors in addition to change in the role of previous actors. Presented within the framework of justice and taken into account differences across Syrian regions, Zaki Mehchy will also identify the enormous challenges of “reconstruction process”.

This event was held at the University of Sydney on Tuesday 12 June 2018.

The Speaker:

  • Zaki Mehchy is a co-founder and researcher of the Syrian Center for Policy Research (SCPR), which is an independent think tank that was established in Damascus in 2012. His work focuses on development policies and he has participated in several research and studies on socio-economic impact of the crisis in Syria, poverty and multidimensional deprivation, social capital and social cohesion, labor force, demography, and community empowerment. He worked for the Syrian Center for Development Research as a senior researcher before working for SCPR in 2012. He obtained a B.A. in Economics from Damascus University. In 2002, he obtained a Diploma certificate in International Economic Relations from Damascus University. He has MSc in International Economics from the University of Essex, UK. Mr Mehchy’s visit to Australia is funded by the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR).

Mr Mehchy’s visit to Australia is funded by the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR).

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