One of the controversial and efficient tools for the promotion of women in the political field is the gender quota. This document explores all the incentive measures regarding the adoption of gender quotas in Middle East and North Africa parliaments. The author uses historical analysis to assess the adoption of quotas in 22 Arab League countries from 1990 to 2009. The document focuses on the external economic influence exercised through development aid on the possible adoption of quotas by Arab parliaments.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.