Promoting the social and economic inclusion on young people in the Middle East
Within the Middle East and North Africa, no development issue is perhaps more pressing than that of finding opportunities for inclusion of the region's large youth population.
These youth, who make up roughly 30 percent of the region's total population, have struggled with social and economic exclusion, facing poor outcomes and institutional barriers as they move from school to work and from work to family formation. The Arab Spring gave voice to the frustrations inherent in such exclusion, but the movement's aspirations for inclusion have given way to continued political instability and economic hardship. Youth, despite being active drivers of change in the region, continue to struggle to secure social and economic inclusion in their communities. SEE TOPICS
This site serves as an archive of research and findings of the Middle East Youth Initiative. It is maintained by Silatech with the hope that the ideas generated herein will continue to support the broader youth-serving community in building a policy and programming environment that advances a positive agenda for youth inclusion in the region. MORE ON MEYI