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

The study is a multi-year research initiative undertaken by Gallup in partnership with Silatech to shed light on young Arabs’ attitudes toward employment and entrepreneurship in their countries. This research endeavor is designed to provide a quantitative-based approach to inform policies and initiatives of job creation across the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).

This new report presents the 2010 Silatech Index scores for 19 Arab League countries and the Somaliland region of Somalia. Index scores for many countries have changed, moving either up or down, since previous editions, underscoring the dynamic nature of the Silatech Index dimensions. Such movement further points to the importance of tracking young Arabs’ perceptions over time to measure progress on the ground.