The Brookings Doha Center is pleased to announce Younes Ben Amara as the winner of the Arab Youth Essay Contest. In his essay, Younes wrote about knowledge economy in Algeria. The Brookings Doha Center launched this essay contest to engage young Arabs and provide an outlet for Arab youth to offer creative and constructive solutions to key issues facing the region. Read the winning essay in Arabic here. This piece has been lightly edited for length and clarity. The author’s views do not necessarily reflect the views of the Brookings Doha Center.