Challenging Moroccan Youth to “Think Big”

August 18, 2016

Adnane Addioui, a social commentator, social entrepreneur and disruptive thinker, is the go-to person in Morocco for all things on youth and entrepreneurship. In this vlog, he answers the question: What is the biggest challenge facing Moroccan youth?

Implications of Morocco’s Bifurcated Educational System (Part 2/2)

March 17, 2014

One of Morocco's most pressing national problems is its high illiteracy rate. Moving on from part one, can we debate that the French system is only benefiting the middle- and upper-class in Morocco? The French system generally requires students to be in the classroom...

The EU Youth Guarantee: A “Lost Generation”?

February 24, 2014

Is the Youth Guarantee enough to get unemployed Europeans out of poverty? Leaders in Europe and around the world are hoping the worst of the economic and financial crisis is over and that 2014 will be a year of recovery. However, when it comes to youth unemployment in the European Union (EU),...

The Middle East Economy: Between Oil Wealth and Youth Unemployment

November 11, 2013

In the Middle East, political regimes and economic performance are intertwined par excellence. Background The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) provides a highly diverse picture of economic structures and characteristics. Its far from uniform regional economic structure can be traced back to...

Education and Employment: Bridging the Divide (Part 2/2)

September 18, 2013

In the Middle East and North Africa, rates of unemployed young women are eight times that of men. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. As Jamie McAuliffe, president and CEO of Education for Employment (EfE), remarked at the WEF conference in Jordan: “We are trying to get...

Education and Employment: Bridging the Divide (Part 1/2)

September 12, 2013

In the Middle East and North Africa, rates of unemployed young women are eight times that of men. This is the first of a two part series. After more than two years, economic issues raised during the Arab Uprisings are still lingering on government agendas. Along with governance and transparency...

Morocco: Tipping the Scales in Favor of Reform

May 15, 2013

Jean AbiNader reflects on Morocco's challenge of reforming the labor market and realigning government subsidies. After a year away, I returned to Morocco today for ten days. I am sure that I will find the visit both challenging and satisfying. My central interest is to better understand the...