The low participation rates of women in the workforce in the Middle East and North Africa, lower than any other region in the world, has puzzled analysts for some time. A number of…

Matthew Groh |

        An analysis of the quality of growth, and more specifically of the dynamics of the private sector is necessary to understand a region’s underperformance in job creation. While many…

Marc Schiffbauer |

        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 |

        Over the course of our research we have encountered a number of explanations for the difficulties people face in finding jobs in the Middle East and North Africa region. Some contend that…

Simon Thacker |

Now that the XIX International AIDS Conference is in full swing this week in Washington, DC, it’s worth reflecting not only on past achievements but on future challenges.As recounted by Dr. Peter…

Patricio V. Marquez |

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the main provisions of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate (i.e., everyone must buy health insurance…

Owen Smith |

New estimates released today by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the World Bank show that the…

Samuel Mills, Emi Suzuki |

“I am sorry, I am so very sorry, I did not mean to be disrespectful, ” the young man says as soon as he has blurted his story out. He fidgets nervously with his little notepad. He is young, but…

Amina Semlali |

不久前,我随代表团参观了莱索托的一家新建医院。有人事先提醒说,该医院专门治疗多重抗药性结核病患者,同时我也知道莱索托因艾滋病和结核病合并感染而面临沉重负担,因此我预想结核病患者的构成应该与艾滋病感染者的构成相吻合,即基本为年轻人,而且女性感染者不断增加。 令我毫无准备的是我目睹了两个家庭——无论是老少、男女,还是儿童——整个被集中在一处,由医务人员对其每人服药过程进行监督。今后一段时间内,…

Patrick Osewe |

Hace un tiempo, formé parte de una misión que debía visitar un nuevo hospital en Lesotho. Me advirtieron de antemano que el propósito de estas instalaciones era atender a las personas que sufren…

Patrick Osewe |