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The Middle East and North Africa Risks Landscape

The Middle East and North Africa Risks Landscape briefing paper comes at a time when technological and geopolitical forces are reshaping regional landscapes. The technological breakthroughs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are bringing opportunity but also risk for those unprepared to adapt. At the same time, fractures between global stakeholders—including geo-economic tension—are adding another layer …
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Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal

The World Bank has just published the report “Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal.” According to the report, dramatic climate changes and weather extremes are already affecting people around the world, damaging crops and coastlines, and putting water security at risk. The study said that many of the worst projected climate impacts …
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Arab World Competitiveness Report 2013

The World Economic Forum has just published in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) the “Arab World Competitiveness Report 2013”. The study analyses and benchmarks countries’ competitiveness in the Arab world. According to the report the Arab world must improve its economic competitiveness if the region is to solve its biggest …
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Doing Business in the Arab World 2012

The International Finance Corporation and the World Bank have just published the report, “Doing Business in the Arab World 2012.” According to the study, 13 of 20 economies in the Arab world adopted a total of 20 business regulatory reforms to create opportunity for domestic entrepreneurs. The majority of the reforms, captured from June 2010 …
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Causes of Stability and Unrest in the MENA

The Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) has just published a report titled “The Causes of Stability and Unrest in the Middle East and North Africa: An Analytic Survey.” The report focuses on underlying forces and causes at a time when political crisis dominates the region. These political dynamics and unrest are, however, only part …
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Shaping the Future: People and Job Mobility for the MENA Countries

The World Bank has published a new MENA Report titled “Shaping the Future: A Long-term Perspective of People and Job Mobility for the Middle East and North Africa“. The study is concerned with global labor and job mobility – i.e. migration and outsourcing – with a particular focus on Europe, the Middle East and North …
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