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Arab world can unlock opportunities by reskilling workers

  • A reskilling revolution is needed to power the future talent pipeline in the Middle East and North Africa region. Currently, high-skilled employees account for only 21 percent of the MENA labor market, meaning a shortage of talents who are ready to navigate future skill-reliant jobs. As we spea...
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Social research key to designing impactful policies

  • Social research is playing an increasingly central role in crafting impactful public policies. Societies are at the heart of policymaking, so interweaving public interest with policy design is a powerful way to unveil many advantageous opportunities for fine-tuning solutions. As such, there are...
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We need to radically rethink the future of healthcare

  • Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical news stories have taken center stage worldwide. As the world continues to emerge from this strenuous battle, governments must reflect on key problems experienced during the outbreak, while reimagining and creating a more streamlined and holistic...
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Greener cities are critical to regional sustainability

  • From megacities to metropolises, cities of all kinds are experiencing an unprecedented spectrum of threats associated with climate change, necessitating a serious debate on the importance of transitioning toward greener cities in order to remain sustainable and resilient. Currently, those livi...
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Ending child labor in the region must be a priority

  • One of the most poignant tales in children’s literature is “The Little Match Girl” by Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen. It is New Year’s Eve and a young girl is forced to venture out into the wintry night to sell matchsticks, otherwise she will face a beating from her father. She ...
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The alarming state of maternal health in the region merits attention

  • The birth of a baby is a momentous occasion for families, and policymakers should strive to make it a positive experience throughout the pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal stages. A growing body of evidence is advocating for a suite of services and interventions across the continuum of care to...
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Robust strategies needed to ensure sustainable resource management

  • One of the greatest threats to global sustainability is the depletion of critical natural resources that billions of people rely on daily. We are already witnessing the ramifications of resource scarcity in a number of eye-opening scenarios. In April, the FAO Food Price Index, which measures th...
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Governments must work to make labor markets more resilient

  • If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that bolstering resilience should be a priority for governments in the coming years. In an unfortunate series of events, what began as a localized outbreak quickly rippled around the globe, unfolding rapidly and creating devastating econom...
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Cohesive societies fuel equal opportunity for everyone

  • Cohesive societies are characterized by political stability, in addition to flourishing economies and policies that empower people to thrive throughout their lives, regardless of their diverse backgrounds. In today’s increasingly globalized and interconnected world, pockets of populations are ...
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Industrial design is the creative engine of economies

  • It is hard to look around and not admire the sheer imagination behind the array of new products that have elevated our quality of life in the past century. From smartphones and computers to homeware, electrical appliances, heavy industrial equipment, and so much more – we have come to recognize...
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