Iman Bibars: Youth Employment in North Africa (Part 2/2)

With the second youngest population in the world, what confronts youth in North Africa’s job market? The dire economic situation in North Africa moved into the spotlight when Mohammed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian fruit vendor, set himself alight on December 17, 2010,...

The Tech Revolution: Female Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment

July 25, 2014

Promoting female entrepreneurship in developing countries is crucial in the fight against poverty. After a discussion with Christopher M. Schroeder, it was clear that female entrepreneurship is thriving across the Middle East and North Africa, particularly in the technology sector. In his new...

Africa’s Youth Challenge and the Private Sector: An Agent of Change

July 16, 2014

Youth unemployment poses challenges for growth and development in Africa, but the private sector could be the solution. While all actors, including the youth, are responsible for transforming employment creation in Africa, this shared responsibility has led to no significant improvements in the...

African Youth and the Job Market: Asset or Liability?

July 07, 2014

To become a transformational force for good, African youths must be employable. At the African Gold Rush: 2014 NYU Africa Economic Forum, Makhtar Diop, the World Bank's vice president for Africa, mentioned the fundamental challenges facing the continent. One of these key challenges is equipping...

IkamvaYouth: Tackling Education and Employment in South Africa

July 03, 2014

With a poor quality education system, disadvantaged South Africans face challenges in accessing higher education. Joy Olivier, founder and director of IkamvaYouth in South Africa, is on a mission to enable youth from disadvantaged communities to pull themselves and each other out of poverty,...

360° Launch: Youth Employment in Africa

June 23, 2014

Announcing the launch of a new 360° on youth employment in Africa, in partnership with Ashoka. Around the world, communities with the brightest futures create innovative opportunities for youth to build sustainable livelihoods, pursue meaningful careers, and shape better realities for...

Oman’s Burgeoning Private Sector: An Inside Perspective

April 10, 2014

Quality education is fundamental to boost a country's economic performance. Over the past few years, the Sultanate of Oman has maintained an increasing growth rate and registered a mounting budget deficit against a backdrop of rising oil prices. As a middle-income economy, Oman relies heavily on...