"It was the first time we talked while the officials listened. Not as in the past, when they used to talk and we just listened." With this simple statement, Taha Al-Leithi, a young…

Amal Faltas, Dr. Walaa Gad Al-Karim |

  " أول مرة نلاقي نفسنا بنتكلم والمسئولين هما الي بيسمعونا.. مش هما الي بيتكلموا وإحنا الي بنسمعهم "  بهذه العبارة، وباللهجة الصعيدية المصرية، وصف الشاب "طه الليثي" ابن قرية…

أمل فلتس, د. ولاء جاد الكريم |

Photo: shplendid | Flickr Creative Commons Talk of trade tariffs and heightened geopolitical tensions are dominating news headlines recently. As developed economies consider escalating…

Mark Moseley |

Pour entretenir la dynamique de ces réformes, il est essentiel de poursuivre le dialogue et les échanges entre pairs sur les bienfaits et les difficultés associés à la transparence budgétaire. Le…

Renaud Seligmann, Lida Bteddini |

ن مواصلة الحوار والنقاش بين النظراء حول المزايا والتحديات المحيطة بشفافية المالية العامة أمر أساسي لاستمرار الزخم في الإصلاح. لقد حان وقت العمل- ولدى العالم العربي الفرصة لكي ينتقل من التخلف عن…

Renaud Seligmann, ليدا بتديني |

Continuing the dialogue and peer-to-peer exchange on the benefits and challenges to fiscal transparency is essential to sustaining the momentum for reform. The time for action is now — the Arab…

Renaud Seligmann, Lida Bteddini |

Although employment is usually seen as a resource for women’s empowerment, it does not automatically translate into better status and lower rates of violence for women. In fact, in some settings,…

Laila El-Zeini, Ramadan Hamed |

Did you know that in Kazakhstan we live in the country with the deadliest roads? Every year,  3, 000 people die on roads in Kazakhstan, and over 30, 000 are injured. Imagine if an airplane crashed…

Aliya Karakulova |

As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the number of megacities is growing rapidly. Today there are 37 cities worldwide with populations of greater than 10 million, and 84 with populations…

Philip E. Karp, Peter Ellis, Barjor Mehta |

Those of you who have visited Dubai in recent years may relate to what I am going to say: Dubai is in the middle of the desert, and its land, not that long ago, was really worth nothing. Now it is…

Wael Zakout |