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In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined bythe 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.

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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.   Read more

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform US foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more