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/Khalil Ashawi - A girl looks on as schoolchildren walk on a street in southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, September 20, 2015.
The refugee crisis in Europe: Bridging the education gap for Syrians in Turkey
November 30, 2015, Xanthe Ackerman
Responding to the refugee crisis has never been more important, and now in Turkey—the country that hosts the largest number of Syrians—Xanthe Ackerman explains that there is an opportunity to reach the 400,000 Syrian children who are out of school.
Middle East and North Africa
The Arab Awakening and Middle East Unrest
Opinion | PRI
November 24, 2015, Sarah Dryden-Peterson
Opinion | The World Post
July 10, 2015, Jenny Perlman Robinson and Mayyada Abu Jaber
Paper | Brookings Doha Center
July 9, 2015, Sultan Barakat and Sansom Milton
June 22, 2015, Omer Karasapan
May 30, 2015, Steven Brooke
March 26, 2015, Geneive Abdo
Opinion | The Huffington Post
March 25, 2015, Ömer Taşpınar
March 12, 2015, Maysa Jalbout
March 6, 2015, Maysa Jalbout
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Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development
Adel Abdel Ghafar
Brookings Doha Center - Qatar University Joint Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings Doha Center
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy
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