Employment creation and social protection in the Middle East and North Africa



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Statementedited by Heba Handoussa, Zafiris Tzannatos.
ContributionsHandoussa, Heba Ahmad.
The Physical Object
Pagination283 p. ;
Number of Pages283
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Open LibraryOL3601642M
ISBN 109774247000
LC Control Number2002334545

  With recent upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa, the eighth edition of The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa has been thoroughly revised to provide a necessary, comprehensive and current examination of the domestic politics and foreign policies of this crucial region. A newly expanded introduction provides students with a comparative and thematic /5(5). World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 13 February This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation and productivity. Global Wage Report / What lies behind gender pay gaps. 26 November   One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability. Persons with disabilities on average are more likely to experience adverse socioeconomic outcomes than persons without disabilities, such as lower rates of education, worse health outcomes, less employment, and higher poverty levels.   The most commonly squandered human resource of any economy is one half of its population, women. In the Middle East and North Africa women are highly educated, but their talents are often under-employed in the formal economy. The region is .

For example, informal employment makes up % of non-agricultural employment in Middle East – North Africa, % in Latin America, % in Asia, and % in sub-Saharan Africa. If agricultural employment is included, the percentages rise, in some countries like India and many sub-Saharan African countries beyond 90%. Most of the guest workers employed in the Middle East and North Africa are working in what area? The Gulf States, petroleum industry The fertility rates for women within this region have been declining because more women are working outside the home and their literacy rate has increased. The Middle East and North Africa holds some of the worst records of freedom of expression in the world. Many countries in the region lack legal protection for human rights and the rule of law is undermined by a lack of independent judiciaries. We include studies from all developing regions: Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South Asia (SA), and East Asia and Pacific (EAP). We limit our literature review to studies/programs that have been implemented from onward, the time period corresponding to a significant Cited by:

Unlocking the employment potential in the Middle East and North Africa - toward a new social contract (الانكليزية) الخلاصة. The book focuses on the future prosperity of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which together with other companion volumes-on trade and investment, governance, and gender-contributes to ongoing debates, and dialogues about development in.   This study provides a closer look at child-sensitive non-contributory social protection in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, where child poverty remains a critical concern. Thus, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face a critical choice in their quest for higher private sector growth and more jobs: promote competition, equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs and dismantle existing privileges to specific firms or risk perpetuating . security council resolution , concerns, and the middle east and north africa SCR reflects an official shift in the international community’s perception of young people in the context of conflict and peacebuilding, positing youth as positive agents of change, rather than either victims or .

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Employment creation and social protection in the Middle East and North Africa Abstract. This book describes and analyzes critical aspects of the labor market and social protection in the Arab world.

The authors address the interrelationship between labor, human development, and social well-being in the Middle East and North Africa region Cited by: Employment creation and social protection in the Middle East and North Africa Resumo. This book describes and analyzes critical aspects of the labor market and social protection in the Arab world.

The authors address the interrelationship between labor, human development, and social well-being in the Middle East and North Africa region Cited by: Abstract The book focuses on the future prosperity of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which together with other companion volumes-on trade and investment, governance, and gender-contributes to ongoing debates, and dialogues about development in the region, and the development challenges that would allow it to unlock its rich potential for prosperity.

Key characteristics of employment regulation in the Middle East and North Africa (English) Abstract. This note provides a general background of the main features of labor regulation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and benchmarks them against international best by: Employment creation and social protection in the Middle East and North Africa book Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has made steady progress in terms of the World Bank's twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

During the s, the percentage of people living on less than $ a day declined in all regional economies, except Yemen, and in was low on average. Unlocking the employment potential in the Middle East and North Africa - toward a new social contract (English) Abstract.

The book focuses on the future prosperity of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which together with other companion volumes-on trade and investment, governance, and gender-contributes to ongoing debates, and dialogues about development in.

Unlocking the Employment Potential in the Middle East and North Africa argues that meeting this employment challenge will require the transformation of MENA's societies and economic structures.

MENA needs a new development model based on a reinvigorated private sector, greater integration into the world economy, and better management of oil Price: $ This paper estimates annual job creation of about million in direct jobs and million in direct, indirect and induced infrastructure-related jobs just by meeting the infrastructure investment needs of about percent of gross domestic product (about US$ billion) for the Middle East and North Africa region on average.

Employment, Development and the Social Contract in the Middle East and North Africa* October Tarik M. Yousef Office of the Chief Economist Middle East and North Africa Region The World Bank Abstract Job creation for an expanding labor force has become the most pressing development challenge facing the Middle East and North Africa.

Employment creation and social protection in the Middle East and North Africa الخلاصة. This book describes and analyzes critical aspects of the labor market and social protection in the Arab world.

The authors address the interrelationship between labor, human development, and social well-being in the Middle East and North Africa region Cited by: Children and social protection in the.

Middle East and North Africa. A mapping exercise. Rachel Marcus and Paola Pereznieto. with Erin Cullen and Nicola Jones. October Overseas Development Institute. Westminster Bridge Road. London SE1 7JD. * Disclaimer: The views presented in this paper are those of the author.

Policy Implications Authors/Editors: Antonio Estache, Elena Ianchovichina, Robert Bacon and Ilhem Salamon Infrastructure and Employment Creation in the Middle East and North Africa Published: January Pages: 69 - IN NEAR EAST AND NORTH AFRICA REGION REGIONAL TRENDS Social Protection and Rural Development in the NENA Region Regional Initiative on Small-scale Family Farming FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CAIRO, Flavia Lorenzon Social Protection Consultant FAO Regional office for the Near East and North Africa Region (RNE) FAO File Size: 1MB.

The World Bank is now supporting and facilitating the establishment of the first community of practice in the MENA region in the area of employment and social safety nets.

This community will provide a space where practitioners from MENA can share their operational experience, knowledge, and best practices on how best to improve delivery of /5.

Key Characteristics of Employment Regulation in the Middle East and North Africa Diego F. Angel-Urdinola and Arvo Kuddo 1 With Support from Kimie Tanabe.

Abstract Renewing the social contract, one of the pillars of the new World Bank Group strategy for the Middle East and North Africa, requires a new development model built on greater trust; openness, transparency, inclusive and accountable service delivery; and a stronger private sector that can create jobs and opportunities for the youth of the : Syed Akhtar Mahmood, Meriem Ait Ali Slimane.

JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Some features of this site may not work without by: 8. This strategic foresight report assesses the interaction between demographics, economic development, climate change and social protection in six countries in East Africa between now and Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Innon-oil exports accounted for just 16 percent of the Middle East and North Africa region’s GDP, compared to 44 percent in East Asia. That absence of diversification means that the region lacks vibrant manufacturing and service sectors that can provide jobs today and in the future.

Downloadable. The state of national labor markets has always been a concern for governments and development agencies such as the World Bank.

Key labor market indicators, such as the rate of unemployment, send signals about the health of an economy and mirror citizens' attitudes. Being gainfully employed is an important aspect of an individual's well-being both financially and socially, as.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND EMPLOYMENT CREATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA Caroline Freund, Elena Ianchovichina1 Introduction: Lack of job opportunities is a pressing issue in MENA, especially among youth.

A forthcoming report assesses the potential for job creation through infrastructure investments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)   The Initiative for School Meals and Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region aims at enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness and broadening the coverage and impact of school meals programmes as a key social protection instrument in support of vulnerable children and marginalized, affected communities.

Infrastructure and Employment Creation in the Middle East and North Africa lower and upper bounds of the employment elasticity with respect to infrastructure at the regional and country levels.

Children and social protection in the Middle East and North Africa Paola Pereznieto, Rachel Marcus and Erin Cullen No 64 • October advancing knowledge, shaping policy, inspiring practice Key points • Social protection is an important policy area in the Middle East and North Africa Region, although most related resources are.

Downloadable. Despite social, and economic diversity within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, social protection systems share common characteristics. This report develops a framework for a more integrated approach to social protection, and proposes general strategic lines of actions to guide the reform of social protection systems in the MENA region.

Employment share by sector in North Africa Figure Declining wage growth in Algeria and Egypt List of boxes Box Financing the Millennium Development Goals and the Social. También disponible en español This is the second in a series of blogs based on the July edition of the Quarterly Economic Brief: Predictions, Perceptions and Economic Reality - Challenges of Seven Middle East and North Africa Countries Described in 14 Charts.

Unemployment rates in Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen (the MENA 7) have remained stubbornly high. "This book offers an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the political, social, and economic development of the Middle East and North Africa.

It is the only text on the market that brings attention to the rich histories and highlights the unique aspects of political development in each of Cited by: Over the next two decades, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces an unprecedented challenge.

Inthe labor forces of the region totaled some million workers, a figure. Downloadable. The book focuses on the future prosperity of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which together with other companion volumes-on trade and investment, governance, and gender-contributes to ongoing debates, and dialogues about development in the region, and the development challenges that would allow it to unlock its rich potential for prosperity.

Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine Research Interests: Global health, global mental health, culture and political economy of biomedicine, biotechnology and bioethics, humanitarianism, postcolonial disorders, conflict and post-conflict studies, USA, Southeast Asia, Middle East.(source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries have witnessed important complex economic, social and political changes and transition recently.

These changes resulted from not only social and political reasons called "the Arab Spring" but also economic reasons from the global economic crisis. The ‘social contract’ is an idea that refers to the implicit agreement among members of a society that defines their relationship with each other and the state.

The EBRD’S Chief Economist Sergei Guriev and the World Bank’s Chief Economist Shanta Devarajan discuss how the idea of a social contract has been interpreted in the Middle.