According to the World Bank over 50 million new jobs need to be created in the MENA region in the next decade at a growth rate of 6.5% to ensure political and social equilibrium. There is no denying the Arab springs were fueled primarily by unemployment and economic inequality against a backdrop of social and political injustices and general corruption.
Every human on earth—even the most indifferent, laziest person among us—is part of the solution. Fortunately, there are some super easy things we can adopt into our routines that, if we all do it, will make a big difference.
The stifling of ideas
EDUCATION in the Arab countries is where the paternalism of the traditional family structure, the authoritarianism of the state and the dogmatism of religion all meet, discouraging critical thought and analysis, stifling creativity and instilling submissiveness.
Underneath the political and economic discontent in the Mideast right now is also profound social unrest. The case for how new social enterprises could contribute to regained stability.
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The first-ever Women, Peace and Security Index was released a few days ago. This is a major milestone in understanding the challenges and constraints faced by women worldwide. The index measures well-being – defined by three dimensions:
- Economic, social, and political inclusion
- Formal laws and informal discrimination in the justice sector
- Family, community, and societal security
Marked by the first World Humanitarian Summit in May in Istanbul, 2016 was supposed to be the year to #ReShapeAid. The gathering failed to live up to its enormous hype, but the resulting Grand Bargain showed the direction of travel on a host of important humanitarian issues ranging from transparency to multi-year funding, from less earmarking and more localisation to greater collaboration between humanitarian and development actors.
If you are seeking ways to build a business and leave your mark on society, social entrepreneurship can help you do both. Social entrepreneurship is the use of the techniques by start up companies and other entrepreneurs to develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues. This concept may be applied to a variety of organisations with different sizes, aims, and beliefs.
Despots are pushing the Arab world to become more secular
But they are consolidating their own power in the process
During Friday prayers the congregation of Muhammad Yousef, a young puritanical preacher in the Egyptian town of Mansoura, once spilled out into the alleys surrounding his mosque. Now Sheikh Muhammad counts it a good week if he fills half the place.
Economies in the Middle East and North Africa region maintained a steady pace of business reforms in the past year, says the 15th edition of the World Bank Group’s Doing Business report, which monitors the ease of doing business for small and medium enterprises around the world.