Unemployed graduates shout anti-government slogans during a protest, to demand the government to offer them jobs, in front of the parliament headquarters in Cairo, March 27, 2016, where Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail was speaking. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Paper | Brookings Doha Center Publications

Educated but unemployed: The challenge facing Egypt’s youth

July 27, 2016, Adel Abdel Ghafar

In this policy briefing, Adel Abdel Ghafar analyzes the roots of Egypt’s youth unemployment crisis, starting with the structural issues plaguing the country’s educational system. He then examines other contributing factors including neoliberal economic reforms, gender inequality, and the lack of entrepreneurship. Abdel Ghafar warns that failing to address the unemployment issue will increase the likelihood of another uprising. 

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