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  • Annual Report 2017-2018

    Sep 17, 2018

    Silatech has launched its Annual Report for 2017 – 2018 which provides an overview of its innovative programs and initiatives; highlighting local, regional, and international strategic partnerships. Furthermore, the report presents achievements and agreements for Youth in operational countries.

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  • Annual Report 2016-2017

    Oct 31, 2017

    Silatech has launched its Annual Report for 2016 – 2017 which provides an overview of its innovative programs and initiatives; highlighting local, regional, and international strategic partnerships. Furthermore, the report presents achievements and agreements for Arab Youth in operational countries.

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  • Entrepreneurship Dynamics in Morocco Gem 2015 National Report

    Mar 05, 2017

    This national report discusses the key aspects of entrepreneurship dynamics in Morocco based on the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Survey conducted in 2015.

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  • Job Creation And Returns To Education In The Arab World

    Mar 01, 2016

    This brief provides an analysis of returns to education in the Arab world compared with other regions, the effect this has on job creation for youth, and policy ramifications.

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  • Oman Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Map

    Dec 21, 2015

    The Oman Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Map is designed as a tool for entrepreneurs, support organizations and policymakers involved in Oman's entrepreneurship ecosystem. It presents the relationship between various organizations and entities involved in finance, education, government, media, the private sector, donor institutions and entrepreneurship support organizations.

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  • Trends And Issues In Qatari Foreign Aid

    Nov 08, 2015
    Qatar has recently become a mid-sized foreign aid donor, comparable in size to New Zealand and Portugal, thanks to its expanding Gross National Income based on gas exports. It is exploring how to institutionalize its assistance to improve effectiveness.
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  • The State Of Global Youth Employment Report: Tunisia Case Study

    Sep 30, 2015

    This report was prepared as a background study for the Inaugural Flagship Report of the Solutions for Youth Employment Coalition.

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  • Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Map Of Palestine

    Aug 04, 2015

    The Palestine entrepreneurship ecosystem map is designed as a tool for entrepreneurs, support organizations and policymakers involved in Palestine's entrepreneurship ecosystem.

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  • Inequality Of Opportunity In Education And Youth Employment In Mena

    Mar 29, 2015

    This paper updates the earlier literature on youth transitions from school to work in MENA countries in light of new evidence on inequality of opportunity.

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  • Youth Microfinance Services In Mena

    Mar 01, 2015

    Analyzing the responses of 43 microfinance institutions surveyed in 10 countries across the Arab world, this report provides a description of MFIs’ level and type of provision of youth financial and non-financial services, attitudes toward youth, and assistance required to increase youth outreach.

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  • The Labour Market For Youth In Egypt: Evidence From The 2012 School To Work Transition Survey

    Dec 30, 2014
    This paper presents an analysis of data from the ILO–Mastercard Foundation Work4Youth School to Work Transition Survey (SWTS) fielded in Egypt in November and December 2012.
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  • Improving The Business Regulatory Environment For Entrepreneurs And SMEs In Qatar

    Dec 16, 2014

    This policy report takes a closer look at the WB’s Doing Business survey, with the objective of identifying key areas of improvement in the business regulatory framework of Qatar that would ensure a more business-friendly environment.

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  • The Long Run: Youth Unemployment And Delayed Independence In Mena

    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.

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  • Youth Transitions In Egypt: School, Work, And Family Formation In An Era Of Changing Opportunities

    Oct 29, 2014

    This paper investigates how three transitions (education, employment, and family formation) into adulthood have been evolving over time in Egypt, and how the nature of youth transitions relates to gender, social class, and educational attainment.

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  • Banking On Youth: A Guide To Developing Innovative Youth Savings Programs

    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.

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  • Evidence Symposium: Increasing Youth Productivity In The Middle East And North Africa

    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.

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  • The Egyptian Competitiveness Report 2013

    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.

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  • Silatech Index Brief: Underemployment In The MENA Region

    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.

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  • Silatech Index Brief: Volunteerism Linked To Entrepreneurship Among Young Arabs

    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.

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  • Addressing The 100 Million Youth Challenge

    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.

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  • Silatech Index Brief: July 2013

    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.

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  • Qatar Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Map

    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.

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  • IFAD Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Program

    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.

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  • ‘Saving’ Themselves: How Innovative Financial Products Can Help Arab Youth Improve Their Lives

    Sep 09, 2013

    Justin Sykes explains why financial literacy and youth savings are important but often overlooked tools in the struggle for economic development.

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  • Al-Amal EU Dialogue

    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.

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  • Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: GEM Egypt Report 2012

    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.

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  • Moving Forward On Economic Development: Policy Recommendations For Libya’s Next Government

    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.”

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  • Kingdom Of Morocco: Promoting Youth Opportunities And Participation

    Jun 20, 2012

    Prepared just prior to the Arab Spring, this report anticipates the demands for social and economic inclusion articulated by Moroccan young people especially following February 2011.

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  • A New Platform Of Hope For Arab Youth

    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.

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  • Silatech Index Brief: 2011

    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.

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  • Young Yemenis Accessing Formal Finance

    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.

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  • First Middle Eastern Microfinance Bank Puts Youth First

    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.

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  • Engineering Local Jobs: Electromechanical Trades In Morocco

    Jan 31, 2011

    This discussion paper highlights areas where strategic investment in Morocco is likely to create jobs and have strong economic returns.

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  • Building Jobs: Impact Of Real Estate Projects In Yemen

    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.

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  • The Silatech Index: Voices Of Young Arabs

    Nov 30, 2010

    This is the third edition of The Silatech Index: Voices of Young Arabs report series.

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  • Social Entrepreneurship In The Middle East: Toward Sustainable Development For The Next Generation

    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.

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  • The Silatech Index: Voices Of Young Arabs

    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.

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  • The Silatech Index: Voices Of Young Arabs

    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.

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