Fair competition is needed to empower women economically in the Arab world - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Fair competition is needed to empower women economically in the Arab world

Fair competition is needed to empower women economically in the Arab world

by Rabah Arezki and Ferid Belhaj  

The participation rates of women in the labour market in Arab countries are the lowest in the world. This column argues that remedying the under-representation of women in the labour force is a social and economic imperative for the region. There are three dimensions for action to realise the potential of Arab women: amending laws and regulations; instilling fair competition in markets; and promoting the digital economy…more