Although regional economic activity is expected to accelerate in 2012, growth is expected to retreat slightly in 2013. The single biggest risk to this forecast is prolonged political and…

Elena Ianchovichina |

        “It’s messed up, I had to lose an eye to see things clearly” Alia said, shaking her head. My charismatic and confident classmate then carefully tucked her hair under her veil. “Bushwick…

Amina Semlali |

        Over the next decade, the Middle East and North Africa faces the challenge of creating 40 million jobs for its youth with an estimated 10.7 million new entrants expected to join the labor…

Peter McConaghy |

        “We are not geniuses. We just use common sense.” For CEO and co-founder Ahmed Zahran of Karm Solar Egypt, a company that aims to commercialize solar technologies, it’s not about being a…

Nathalie Abu-Ata |

قد يظن المرء ببساطة أنه كان سيُحتفى في تونس بيوم "الحق الدولي في المعرفة". فنتيجة لثورة يناير/كانون الثاني 2011، تتمتع تونس بأحد أكثر القوانين انفتاحا في المنطقة في مجال الحصول على…

إيريك تشرشل |

        One could easily think that in Tunisia the "International Right to Know" day would be a celebration. As a result of the January 2011 uprising, the country hosts one of the most…

Erik Churchill |

On pouvait penser que la Journée internationale du droit de savoir serait célébrée en Tunisie : depuis le soulèvement de janvier 2011, ce pays s’est en effet doté d’une loi sur l’accès à l’…

Erik Churchill |

        Pervasive unemployment is arguably one of the most pressing policy challenges in many countries across the Middle East and North Africa region. Youth, women, and higher education graduates…

Sebastian Trenner |

        Managing energy demand in a country like China, where millions of businesses and households rely on a steady supply, is definitely one of China’s greatest challenges. The thorny question…

Yanqin Song |

                     On Monday, September 17th, I had an online chat with a number of youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region on the topic of jobs and employment. I received…

Yasser El-Gammal |