Category - Human Capital

Disability in the Arab World: From Charity to Agency

This blog post is prepared in collaboration with UN-ESCWA to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities  on December 3, 2017. What is Disability? Persons with disabilities include those with long-term physical, mental, intellectual or...

Arab Children are Being Left Behind

The Arab world lags behind in its investment in early childhood development (ECD). While there have been improvement in our children’s health, many suffer as a result of insufficient nutrition and education. Failure to invest in ECD now can have...

The Arab World: Receiving and Sending Migrants

Migration patterns in the Arab world vary greatly according to sub-regions. While the GCC hosts a large number of immigrants, countries in North Africa (such as Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco) have large number of emigrant population. The Mashreq...

Mental Health in Egypt: Challenges and Progress

While the mental health sector in Egypt may be better than its regional counterparts, it is still underdeveloped compared to the West. Progress is slow on the newly implemented plan by the government and thousands of Egyptians still don’t have...