Unlocking the Employment Potential in the Middle East and North Africa: Toward a New Social Contract

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Over the next two decades, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces an unprecedented challenge. In 2000, the labor forces of the region totaled some 104 million workers, a figure expected to reach 146 million by 2010 and 185 million by 2020. Given this expansion, the economies of the region will need to create some 80 million new jobs in the next two decades. With unemployment now at about 15 percent, the more ambitious goal of absorbing unemployed workers in addition to the new entrants implies the need to ...

Unlocking the Employment Potential in the Middle East and North Africa: Toward a New Social Contract 2004, World Bank Publications, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780821356784

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