The Middle East is experiencing an unprecedented "youth bulge." With over 30 percent of its population between the ages of 15 and 29, representing over 100 million youth, this is the highest proportion of youth to adults in the region’s history. By implementing sound economic and social policies, countries can take advantage of the youth bulge and translate it into a dividend that promises better economic and social outcomes.
REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - A view from the Egyptian stock market in Cairo November 26, 2012.
On the Brink: Preventing Economic Collapse and Promoting Inclusive Growth in Egypt and Tunisia
November 2013, Salman Shaikh and Hafez Ghanem
Economic recovery grounded in inclusive economic growth should be a top priority for the new leadership in Tunisia and Egypt. In this paper, Hafez Ghanem and Salman Shaikh analyze the actions governments and donors should take to achieve macro-financial stabilization, increase economic opportunities for youth and disadvantaged groups and improve good governance in support of inclusive and sustainable growth.
Middle East and North Africa
The Arab Awakening and Middle East Unrest
October 17, 2013
Opinion | The National
September 8, 2013, H.A. Hellyer
Opinion | The Globe and Mail
August 21, 2013, Bessma Momani
Case Study | Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
August 20, 2013, Bessma Momani
Opinion | The Express Tribune
August 18, 2013, Madiha Afzal
August 16, 2013, Hafez Ghanem
August 15, 2013, Bessma Momani
August 14, 2013, Bessma Momani
Opinion | TheStar.com
August 12, 2013, Bessma Momani
Paper | Global Policy
August 2013, Bessma Momani
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