The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and in particular the Arab Mediterranean countries (AMCs), has the world’s youngest demographic, but also the highest youth unemployment rates. This significantly hampers economic growth, stability and development. While there are several factors behind such high levels of youth unemployment, one that stands out is the fact that education in the region does not lead to employment.
Written by Ana Martiningui, Research and Communications Manager at Education For Employment Europe (EuropEFE) under the SAHWA Project, this Policy Paper examines the youth unemployment crisis in five AMCs – Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia. It offers practical region-wide policy recommendations for EU policymakers, governments in the region, businesses and NGOs that can be translated into measures geared towards harnessing all of the region’s potential to “get the job done” in the Arab Mediterranean countries. You can read more here: http://sahwa.eu/NEWS/SAHWA-s-Policy-Paper-on-employment-in-the-AMCs-now-online