Economic Reform and Democracy in the MENA Region: A Case study of CIPE's Projects in Egypt and Lebanon

The roots of the revolts known as the Arab Spring lie in many sources but one of the leading causes was the high rates of unemployment, low skill levels, and the growth of the youth populations. Now Arab governments are faced with the dual challenges of creating new political and economic systems that can meet the needs and demands of the peoples of their countries. This presentation will focus on the role of the private sector and the need to build an entrepreneurial eco-system that can foster rapid economic growth. Practical examples of reform programs will be emphasized drawing from the work of the Center for International Private Enterprise.

Economic Reform and Democracy in the MENA Region: A Case study of CIPE's Projects in Egypt and Lebanon
CIPE_report_Stanford_University_Jan_2012.pdf