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/Muhammad Hamed - Women take part in a demonstration after Friday prayers in Amman, held by the Islamic Action Front and other opposition parties to call for an end to Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip, July 18, 2014.
Lifting the Barriers for Economic Progress of Women in Jordan
September 15, 2014, Mayyada Abu Jaber
Despite increased employment opportunities for youth in Jordan, gender economic integration remains a challenge. Mayyada Abu Jaber discusses her forthcoming research on steps to lift the barriers for economic progress of women in Jordan, including increased focus on education.
Middle East and North Africa
The Arab Awakening and Middle East Unrest
February 7, 2014
January 2014, Akira Murata
November 2013, Salman Shaikh and Hafez Ghanem
Paper | Global Policy
August 2013, Bessma Momani
July 10, 2013, Elizabeth Ferris
January 2013, Hafez Ghanem
January 2013, Mongi Boughzala
2012, Amel Boubekeur
Paper | The Woodrow Wilson Center
April 2012, Ömer Taşpınar
Paper | Brookings Doha Center
February 2012, Leigh Nolan
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