Understand how the region is changing.
Most of our region's youth prefer government jobs, yet 15% of Arab youth say they plan to launch a business in the next year, as compared to 4% in North America or Europe.
Silatech's November 2010 Report on the Voices of Young Arabs offers a trove of information on our region's youth: their prospects for employment, perspectives on migration, approaches to a green economy, and how young women view their opportunities. The report also offers country-specific assessments of the local business climate; read to understand our next generation of entrepreneurs.
"The time has never been better to invest in young people living in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); that is the essential message of this report. The findings of this study, based directly on the voices of thousands of young people across the Arab world, offer fresh insights into their perspectives, ideas, hopes, and fears. These young people are generally optimistic, with aspirations and dreams. They are also one of the healthiest and best-educated generations the region has ever known — offering a strong foundation on which to build."