Author Archives: Leila Hoteit

Helping the youth from desk job to day job

Helping the youth from desk job to day job

The Middle East, and the Gulf Cooperation Council in particular, is investing heavily in education to tackle high levels of youth unemployment and close the wide gap in skills between what students learn and what the market wants. While higher quality and relevant educational offerings are important, our research has shown a corresponding need for

Student voices vital to education reform

There is a palpable sense of urgency in the Middle East to improve employment levels and job options for the region’s growing youth population. Half of the Middle East’s population is under the age of 25, a quarter of whom are unemployed — one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world. One reason