Arab countries continuing reforms to promote inclusive growth

An article of Asharq Al Awsat Marrakesh, Morocco by Heba El Koudsy followed by another by Abdul-Kabeer Al-Manawi and Hassan Moqna reading would give a pretty clear idea of how concerned certain governments and elites of the MENA in procuring employment to the increasingly populous and educated youth of their respective countries whilst “the importance […]

The MENA Diaspora: an important Catalyst and Partner

A 2017 World Bank’s publication goes on like this:  The MENA diaspora can be an important catalyst and partner for governments and development institutions to foster cooperation, development, globalization, regional integration, and entrepreneurship in the MENA region. Diaspora members, in particular professionals and skilled individuals, are a critical human capital asset for their home countries […]

Egypt’s young entrepreneurs moving into new food production systems

Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media posted this article written by Sindhu Hariharan about Egypt’s young entrepreneurs moving into new food production systems thus impacting the food security concerns of not only the country but even the region if this particular initiative were to be nurtured and spread around. Egypt-Based Bustan Aquaponics […]

Doing Business Report 2017

The recently published Doing Business Report 2017 of the World Bank, has generally undergone some methodological changes over that of last year, to better reflect the business climate in the countries covered by the classification. Labelled Equal Opportunity for all, these include notably indicators such as tax procedures before and after declaration and equal opportunity facilitation.
As per The Times of India Economic Times the definition of Ease of doing business is an index published by the World Bank. It is an aggregate figure that includes different parameters which define the ease of doing business in a country.
Amongst the Middle East and North African countries, fifteen out of the 20 economies have implemented at least a reform facilitating Business Environmental Climate last year. The largest number of reforms implemented at least a reform facilitating Business Environmental Climate last year. . . .

Greater Cairo Region (GCR) many Challenges

Of all the MENA countries capital cities, the Greater Cairo Region (GCR) with a present population well over the 20 million mark is a vast agglomeration with many challenges. It is a place of unique political and cultural significance for the world. It has always and still is the prime engine of economic growth and the main population centre in Egypt. The newly settled leadership facing enormous challenges has wisely decided to involve two of the many influencing factors of the country, i.e. its youth and transportation.
Prior to diving the thick of the subject, and as highlighted in an article of the UN HABITAT, Cairo lives with many key challenges; most importantly planning, infrastructure and service delivery which has been managed to barely keep up with the very rapid urban growth over the past four decades, we would like to propose in this context, this article of Centre for Mediterranean Integration of Marseille, France, titled:

Promoting Public Private Partnership “PPP” to Include Transportation Start-ups in Greater Cairo

Transportation has direct impact on the economy, the environment and people’s mobility. On one hand, the air quality is getting worse and there is pollution due to vehicle emissions resulted from the increasing fuel consumption. On the other hand, the large number of people working in places far away from their residence directly affect traffic negatively.

MOROCCO’s Entrepreneurial and Innovative Solutions

With the oil price fall having the effect of levelling the Maghreb countries chances to meet budgets aspirations, Morocco seem to have found the secret to an effectively generalised and low cost development of its youth. This article of Devex of September 6th, 2016, gives a pretty clear picture of the country’s fun ride towards finding MOROCCO’s Entrepreneurial and Innovative Solutions to every social challenge.
Oussayd Bouayad balances his computer on his lap while lounging on a well-worn couch. The telltale long tables and mismatched chairs of a coworking space litter the room. The building, located in an alley near Rabat’s rambling medina, is the headquarters of the Moroccan Center for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, a 4-year-old nonprofit that’s assigned itself the overwhelming task of “finding entrepreneurial and innovative solutions to every social challenge in Morocco.”
On the MCISE COO’s computer screen are the inner workings of what will be Morocco’s first pre-sale crowdfunding platform, he told Devex.
The platform — named Wuluj, or “access”— will act much like an e-commerce site. Pre-orders allow consumers to guarantee immediate shipment on release . . .