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 |

Part of a series on social inclusionChina is talking of a harmonious society, Brazil of social integration, India of social inclusion, and so on. The United Nations just released its first World…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

“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 |

Also available in: Русский When healthcare professionals take the Hippocratic Oath, they promise to prescribe patients regimens based on their “ability and judgment” and to “never do harm to…

Patricio V. Marquez |