Prospects for Algeria’s ‘New Republic’

This seminar considers specific reforms that could radically increase the size of the country’s economy by 2040.

Since the tumultuous events of 2011, Algeria has endured a surfeit of crises including ongoing protests, the collapse of oil prices and the global downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Far-reaching social, economic and governance reforms are needed to stabilise the country.

This event will explore the long-term effects of political reform, improved agricultural productivity and climate change on Algeria’s prospects. The potential for renewable energy and investment in the knowledge economy to reduce the country’s dependence on hydrocarbons will also be considered.

This is a joint event hosted by the ISS and Chatham House.

Chair: Dr Yahia Zoubir, Professor of International Relations, Kedge Business School, Marseille, France


Stellah Kwasi, Researcher, African Futures and Innovation, ISS Pretoria

Prof Laeed Zaghlami, Faculty of Information and Communication, Algiers University

Adel Hamaizia, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House, London, UK

Dr Hayat Messekher, Education Consultant, British Council, Algeria

Development partners
This seminar is funded by the government of the Netherlands, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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