The MENA Workforce Development Initiative
The Middle East and North Africa Workforce Development Initiative (MENA-WDI) aims to assess both current and projected challenges facing the region in developing the workforce and the implications for peace and stability.
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Riyada Podcast Series
The Riyada podcast will bring new and seasoned entrepreneurs to share their successes, challenges and lessons learned. It will also feature investors, educators and government officials as well as other stakeholders in the region’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. The podcast is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Jordan.
Toward Digital Transformation in MENA
As part of the MENA Workforce Development Initiative, this series aims to improve our understanding the landscape of digital economies and digital transformation of the region.
Building a Better Lebanon
This initiative brings together leading economists, policymakers, Middle East experts, scholars and Lebanese representatives from the private sector to examine measures that can restore confidence in the economy and conditions for achieving stability and equitable growth over the next decade.
Ready for Work: An Analysis of Workforce Asymmetries in the Middle East and North Africa
The workforce challenge is among the most complex and urgent socio-economic and political challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa today. The growth of large and youthful populations is colliding with the constraints of slow growth and investment, which makes it impossible for regional markets to absorb surplus labor. This report presents an analysis of workforce development drawing from primary research conducted in Jordan, Tunisia, and Oman and it breaks down the problem into a set of supply and demand side factors.Learn More
MENA Workforce Facing Perfect Storm of Challenges
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by the Middle East Program’s Merissa Khurma and Alex Farley. They discuss a new study on workforce development in the Middle East and North Africa, which is strained by demographics, political instability, as well as more recent pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic.Learn More
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