The lessons of the Algerian Local Elections

According to the Ministry of the Interior, out of the Electoral Corps of 22,883,772 of registrants, the participation rate reached 44.96% for the elections of the Assemblies of Prefectures (APW) and 46.83% for the communal assemblies (APC), giving a slight increase in relation to the participation rate in the local elections of 2012 (40.92% for […]

The Industry of the Future & the Future of the Industry

Believe in the industry of the Future and the Future of the Industry was a Report to the French Government on the impact of the Fourth World Economic Revolution is believed to be as relevant to the new Algerian growth model global geostrategic challenges of 2030 as it is to that of France itself. 

Hoping for a concrete application and meaning for the well-being of Algeria, I have with few experts worked free of charge, on what I was and still am advocating the reasonable solution of deep reforms, as always taking into account the social reality.

Several international media have recently asked me about Algeria and its economic choices that affect its future sustainable growth, taking account all of the geostrategic changes that lie ahead between 2020 and 2030. My reply was that I have discussed the very topic between 2010 and 2016.  Would these be applied by the new Government, I wondered ?

Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Algeria was ranked 108th out of 127 in June 2017 in the Global Innovation Index, a global ranking of countries according to their abilities and results of economic innovation as published annually by Cornell University, the INSEAD and the UN’s World Intellectual Organization Property (WIPO). The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4FIR) is on us; this will be based on the generalised Knowledge and Technology Transfer throughout all endeavours. We should therefore not forget that the world is not waiting for Algeria to get on the band wagon.  This country is not isolated and its assessment from either the above GII 2017 as from official data shows the limits of the administratively bureaucratic approach that lead to that ranking.
This brief analysis is a synthesis, of Volume VI of the multidisciplinary audit, submitted to the Government in January 03, 2013.

6 Leadership Lessons From World Champion Steve Kerr

There are leaders, then there are great leaders. When you experience a great leader in everyday life, it’s a different experience.
Enter Steve Kerr, head coach of the 2017 NBA World Champion Golden State Warriors. His team battled the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, and beat them 4 games to 1.

“The Middle East: A region divided” 2017 Report

The MENA region consist as we all know of countries of predominately Arab at 70%, Iranian and Turkic at approximately 14% each, populations.  A study of these ‘Arab World’ populations’ youth titled “The Middle East: A region divided” 2017 Report is based on surveys undertaken by ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller, a Public Relation firm established in Dubai, […]

Freedom in countries of the MENA and in the world

It is notoriously known that all countries of the MENA region have deficiencies with respect to freedom generally. This situation is perhaps made worse in the GCC countries as elaborated on in the following proposed article although the 2011 Arab Spring in certain republics of the MENA has born fruits as shown in the performance of Tunisia as compared to its neighbouring states. The Freedom in countries of the MENA and in the world that could nevertheless be considered to be in some democratic transition whilst being still marked by severe abuses of almost all fundamental political rights and civil liberties have been undeniably and accurately jotted down as such in this Report of the Freedom House. Excerpts of this Report are reproduced here. Key Findings With populist and nationalist forces making significant gains in democratic states, 2016 marked the 11th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. There were setbacks in [ . . . ]

Latest on corruption in the MENA region and in the world  

Corruption is perceived differently in the MENA region countries but is, as it were used differently across these countries. For instance, as per the latest on corruption in the MENA region and in the world report by Berlin-based Transparency International, the Golf monarchies seem to be least affected by this scourge if compared to the so-called republics. All countries are ranked according to their levels of public sector corruption on the basis of around a dozen world institutions such as the World Bank, the IMF, etc. The highest scorers of the MENA in 2016 are as expected member states of the GCC countries with Qatar and the UAE as top notch. The report found that low ranking countries usually have some sort of cause to effect relationship between corruption and inequality. It said these factors lead to unequal power and wealth distribution as contrary to general belief is most found in the republics part of the MENA. Conversely, it highlighted that countries with higher rankings tend to have “higher degrees of press freedom, access to information about public expenditure, stronger standards of integrity for public officials and independent judicial systems.” The report urged leaders [. . .]