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Crowdfunding in MENA
As the winds of change spin around the Middle East, a new breeze is emerging in the region carrying with it a seemingly promising opportunity. I am talking about Crowdfunding, which uses the wisdom of the crowd to validate and fund projects and ideas with small...
Telecommuting
The recent controversy over Yahoo’s decision to withdraw a policy allowing its employees to ‘work from home’ has sparked a ferocious and polarizing debate. We have people variously calling it a massive step backwards for corporate culture and flexible...
Those Who Can Do Must Teach
The earliest recorded version of the often-quoted phrase ‘those who can’t do, teach’ dates from 1903. Since this was coined, education has been at the forefront of governments’ policy-making and human capital development reforms. Yet, the general...
MENA must focus on developing strong institutions for positive economic change
Institutional economists assert the important role of institutions in affecting economic change. They underscore the evolution and interplay of demography (quality and quantity of human capital), the stock of human knowledge, and institutional change in conquering...
Are Arab youth environmentally conscious?
The Middle East is among the youngest regions in the world with half its population under the age of 25. Today, young men and women in the region are increasingly educated. Indeed, the region's talent pool is not only showing an equal share between men and women, but...