5 ways to reverse decades of youth unemployment in the Middle East

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The report recommends a leave of absence policy for government employees starting a new business, which would help both eliminate the risk of entrepreneurship and reduce dependence on the government to provide jobs in the region.

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Educating females is on an upward trend in the region, with improvements in literacy and greater access to formal education. The share of women active in the region’s workforce rose between 2000 and 2019, but today’s participation is still very low by global standards only 26.7 per cent of women work, compared with 54 per cent globally.

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