Policymakers interested in shaping the future in Saudi Arabia are collaborating with polling organizations that are strengthening the voice of the citizen and providing a channel to allow…

Ismail Radwan, Dr. Abdullah Alhokail |

COVID-19 is revealing inequities between and within countries. As it is likely to become endemic, we have to learn to do better and to invest in the evidence needed for learning.

Johannes Hoogeveen, Bilal Malaeb, Lokendra Phadera |

The World Bank is supporting the introduction of an Arabized Computer Science curriculum for students and teachers across the region, leveraging Code.org’s self-guided online courses and relying…

Shireen Yacoub, Leonardo Ortiz Villacorta |

As the world marks Earth Day on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources, it is important to remember that efforts to prevent…

Christopher H. Herbst, Wael Alsufyani, David Rojas-Rueda, Reem F. Alsukait, Sameh El-Saharty, Rekha Menon |

Remote work has changed our mindsets on the future of work across all layers of society. Countries, public institutions, and businesses will have to address multiple challenges in preparing for…

Samia Melhem, Andrea Carugati, Astrid Herdis Jacobsen, Joseph El-Cassabgui, Tala Khanji, Zaki Khoury |

Over the last few years, the government of the UAE has made gender equality and women’s economic empowerment a top policy priority. To address deeper legal inequalities, the government requested…

Iva Hamel, Gharam Alkastalani Dexter |

As countries face economic stagnation due to COVID-19, there remains great gender disparity in the region. In addition to legal discriminations, women face constraints that influence their…

Ferid Belhaj |

The GCC countries, coping with the dual shocks of the pandemic and low oil prices, are standing at the crossroad of economic and social transformation. The future of the region depends on how well…

Sameh El-Saharty, Aviva Chengcheng Liu |

There is a radical shift in the range of mobility available, from e-bikes and e-scooters to shared autonomous vehicles and electrified transport systems. In Cairo today, women see bikes and…

Paul Noumba Um, Dickson Effah |

The Middle East and North African countries cannot wait until the end of the pandemic to begin rebuilding the post-COVID region.

Ferid Belhaj, Nadir Mohammed |