Middle East

Turning the Middle East’s Youth Bulge into a Youth Dividend

May 26, 2017

by Yuwa Hedrick-Wong and Manu Bhardwaj Advancing social and economic inclusion of youth in the Middle East may turn on a new form of youth empowerment. Last week, the Crown Prince of Jordan delivered an impassioned speech about the issues …

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Finding a New Development Model for the Middle East

January 9, 2017

By Yasar Jarrar The Middle East and North African region is at a critical moment in its history. Wars, economic instability, a weak private sector, and increasingly disenfranchised youth population are all challenging the region. The coming decade will test …

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2016’s Most Defining Moments for Inclusive Growth

December 23, 2016

The Center’s senior fellows reflect on the events of 2016 that will leave an enduring mark on inclusion and economic growth.  The US Election, Brexit and the populist wave 2016, like no other year in recent memory, brought to the …

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Making Trade Work for the Poor in Middle East and Africa

July 20, 2015

By Yuwa Hedrick-Wong Trade diversification has been recognized as a policy priority in the Middle East and Africa region (MENA) for some time: the region needs to diversify away from its dependency on exporting oil and resources, as well as …

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Glimmers of a new economic future at WEF MENA 2015

May 28, 2015

Regional leaders advance ideas to unleash private sector dynamism It is time for a new push, engaging all sectors, to create inclusive growth” began King Abdullah II of Jordan, opening the World Economic Forum held this weekend. It was an …

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Understand the Big Picture of Development at WEF MENA 2015

May 21, 2015

Decision-makers at WEF MENA are working for change against the backdrop of a historic transition between development models As regional and world leaders meet in Jordan on the Dead Sea for the three-day World Economic Forum Middle East and North …

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