Publications

  • Author: 
    Nov 02, 2014
    With the highest youth unemployment rate in the world, 28% of the MENA’s youth labor force (15-24 years old) is without a job. This means that over 7 million young Arabs must wait longer to gain their first professional experience and are unable to start saving for a home and marriage and ultimately begin on a path toward independence. "The Long Run" is an infographic jointly produced by Silatech and Visualizing Impact.
    Country:
    • Regional
    Topic:
    • Mindset Outreach
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Oct 28, 2014
    This publication is a guide for deposit-taking institutions in any stage of youth savings program development—from those simply exploring the possibility of introducing youth savings, to those already offering youth products but looking for new ideas and strategies to improve performance.
    Country:
    • Regional
    Topic:
    • Microenterprise
    • Mindset Outreach
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Mar 30, 2014
    This proceedings report summarizes findings of the Doha Evidence Symposium, held March 6-8, 2014, in which practitioners, academics and policy makers discussed the evidence for "what works" in terms of programs and policies aimed at improving employment outcomes for young people.
    Country:
    • Regional
    Topic:
    • Labor or Demographics
    • Microenterprise
    • Policy Advocacy
    • Employability
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Feb 26, 2014
    Produced by the Egyptian National Competitiveness Council and sponsored in part by Silatech, the ninth version of the Egyptian Competitiveness Report focuses on restructuring institutions in Egypt.
    Country:
    • Egypt
    Topic:
    • Labor or Demographics
    • Policy Advocacy
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Dec 30, 2013
    Conducted with Gallup, this brief compares reported unemployment as well as underemployment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to other major regions worldwide in 2012.
    Country:
    • Regional
    Topic:
    • Labor or Demographics
    • Mindset Outreach
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Dec 28, 2013
    This brief addresses links between volunteerism and entrepreneurship, as well as other questions regarding the current state of volunteerism in the Arab world, including where 15- to 29-year-olds are most likely to volunteer for organizations as well as who these young volunteers are.
    Country:
    • Regional
    Topic:
    • Mindset Outreach
    • Employability
    • Civic Engagement
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Dec 15, 2013
    Originally compiled in English by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Arab World, the Arabic version of this report has been produced by Silatech. The report is a collection of essays published to provide a direct response to the Arab world’s uniquely high level of youth unemployment.
    Country:
    • Regional
    Topic:
    • Microenterprise
    • Labor or Demographics
    • Policy Advocacy
    • Civic Engagement
    • SME Development
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Employability
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Nov 19, 2013
    Conducted with Gallup, this Silatech Index Brief focuses on three key elements needed to unlock opportunities for young people in the Arab world: Access, Policy, and Mindset.
    Country:
    • Regional
    Topic:
    • Mindset Outreach
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Nov 13, 2013
    The Qatar entrepreneurship ecosystem map is designed as a tool for entrepreneurs, support organizations and policymakers involved in Qatar's entrepreneurship ecosystem.
    Country:
    • Qatar
    Topic:
    • Policy Advocacy
    • SME Development
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Oct 30, 2013
    This project overview explains the IFAD Rural Youth Economic Employment Program, which aims to increase the employment and self-employment of youth aged 15-35 in Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen and Egypt by 2016.
    Country:
    • Yemen
    • Tunisia
    • Morocco
    • Egypt
    Topic:
    • Microenterprise
    • Employability
    • Civic Engagement
  • Author: 
    Justin Sykes
    Sep 09, 2013
    Justin Sykes explains why financial literacy and youth savings are important but often overlooked tools in the struggle for economic development.
    Country:
    • Regional
    Topic:
    • Microenterprise
  • Author: 
    Myka Reinsch
    Feb 28, 2013
    This publication is a set of examples of promising youth financial inclusion programs from around the world. It outlines and compares the lessons emerging from them.
    Country:
    • Yemen
    • Morocco
    • Egypt
    Topic:
    • Microenterprise
  • Author: 
    Hala Hattab
    Dec 30, 2012
    Funded by Silatech, this report is the first study that captures the effect of the January 2011 revolution on entrepreneurship in the country using a nationally representative sample.
    Country:
    • Egypt
    Topic:
    • Labor or Demographics
    • Policy Advocacy
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Paul Dyer, Hafed Al-Ghwell
    Oct 14, 2012
    In this piece originally published in the Libya Herald, Paul Dyer and Hafed Al-Ghwell “provide a basic overview of the elements of a multi-pronged economic strategy aimed at moving Libya from its current state of economic malaise to an emergent, private-sector-led economy while helping Libya avoid the obstacles that often occur in oil-dependent economies.”
    Country:
    • Libya
    Topic:
    • Labor or Demographics
    • Policy Advocacy
    • Civic Engagement
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Jun 20, 2012
    Country:
    • Morocco
    Topic:
    • Labor or Demographics
    • Policy Advocacy
    • Mindset Outreach
    • Employability
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Civic Engagement
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Ramakant Vempati, Justin Sykes
    Mar 30, 2012
    In this opinion piece, the authors argue for innovative uses of technology and new forms of social giving to catalyze the MENA region’s philanthropic potential.
    Country:
    • Regional
    Topic:
    • Microenterprise
    • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Author: 
    Dec 30, 2011
    Conducted with Gallup, this Silatech Index Brief focuses on three key elements needed to unlock opportunities for young people in the Arab world: Access, Policy, and Mindset.
    Country:
    • Regional
    Topic:
    • Mindset Outreach
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Sep 30, 2011
    This case study reviews a joint Youth Loan Fund project undertaken by Silatech and Al-Amal Microfinance Bank (AMB) in 2009 to facilitate access to loan capital and non-financial support to young Yemenis aged between 18 and 30.
    Country:
    • Yemen
    Topic:
    • Microenterprise
  • Author: 
    Ammar Al-Waell, Lara Storm
    Mar 31, 2011
    In this case study, Al-Amal Microfinance Bank discusses techniques for providing young people with appropriate financial services, including staff training and youth-friendly marketing and delivery channels.
    Country:
    • Yemen
    Topic:
    • Microenterprise
  • Author: 
    David Beauchamp, Pawan G. Patil, Ramakant Vempati
    Jan 31, 2011
    This discussion paper highlights areas where strategic investment in Morocco is likely to create jobs and have strong economic returns.
    Country:
    • Morocco
    Topic:
    • Employability
    • SME Development
  • Author: 
    David Beauchamp, Pawan G. Patil, Ramakant Vempati
    Jan 31, 2011
    This report quantifies the economic impact that innovative job training programs in the construction industry could have across the Yemeni economy, using the Al-Rayyan Hills construction project as an example.
    Country:
    • Yemen
    Topic:
    • Employability
  • Author: 
    Nov 30, 2010
    This is the third edition of The Silatech Index: Voices of Young Arabs report series.
    Country:
    • Regional
    Topic:
    • Mindset Outreach
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Ehaab Abdou, Amina Fahmy, Diana Greenwald, Jane Nelson
    Apr 30, 2010
    This joint report—published by Silatech, the Middle East Youth Initiative, the Wolfensohn Center for Development, and the Dubai School of Government—lays a foundation for a better understanding of the importance of social entrepreneurship in the Middle East.
    Country:
    • Regional
    Topic:
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Civic Engagement
  • Author: 
    Jan 31, 2010
    The Silatech Index: Voices of Young Arabs is Silatech’s and Gallup’s second report on young people’s perceptions about job creation and the business environment in their respective countries.
    Country:
    • Regional
    Topic:
    • Mindset Outreach
    • Knowledge and Research
  • Author: 
    Jun 30, 2009
    This report, The Silatech Index: Voices of Young Arabs, a Silatech study prepared in partnership with Gallup, measures and analyzes attitudes of almost 20,000 young Arabs with respect to their hopes and desires in life, human capital, work, entrepreneurship, and obstacles to success.
    Country:
    • Regional
    Topic:
    • Mindset Outreach
    • Knowledge and Research

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