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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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Arab World Competitiveness Report 2011-2012

The World Economic Forum and the OECD have just launched the fourth edition of the Arab World Competitiveness Report. The important changes taking place in North Africa and the Middle East since January 2011 have brought to light a number of socio- economic challenges that must be addressed if the aspirations of the region’s citizens …
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Middle East And North Africa Social Entrepreneurs Of The Year

The Schwab Foundation announces two winners of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Middle East and North Africa at the 2010 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Marrakech, Morocco. Mhammed Abbad Andaloussi founded Al Jisr in Morocco to improve school and student performance. Essma Ben Hamida is …
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In Search of Jobs: Labor Migration in North and West Africa

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has just published, “Making Migration a Development Factor: The Case of North and West Africa”. The study examines the links between labor markets and migration, and the implications for development in Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, including lessons learned and examples from other countries and regions. The global financial …
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Doing Business in the Arab World 2010

The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation has published its report, Doing Business in the Arab World 2009. The report examines the business regulatory environment of 20 Arab economies in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. During the period studied, June 2008 and May 2009, 16 Arab economies introduced 38 reforms to …
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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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