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Replace Discretion with Rules: How Policy Reform Can Boost Economic Performance

Izak Atiyas

In a nutshell Before the 2000s economic policy making in Turkey was based on discretion and ... read more

Sticks Rather than Carrots to Induce More Formality

Aysit Tansel

In a nutshell Formalizing informal firms and employment has a number of potential benefits for the ... read more

Modifying the Path of Fertility Rates to Accelerate Egypts Entry in the Demographic Window (in Arabic)

Sara El Khishin

لمحات تمثل الاتجاهات التصاعدية الأخيرة  في المؤشرات السكانية وأهمها معدلات الخصوبة تهديدا ... read more

Going beyond Doing Business to Foster Job Creation in Arab Countries

Jamal Ibrahim Haidar and Hedi Larbi

In a nutshell Creating enough jobs is a key development challenge for Arab countries. To address this ... read more

Transforming Egypt: Innovation and Diversification as Drivers of Growth

Markus Loewe

In a nutshell To achieve sustainable development, Egypt needs to achieve structural transformation by actively pursuing ... read more

Pension Reform: Securing Morocco’s Elderly

Najat El Mekkaoui

In a nutshell Morocco has one of the lowest levels of pension benefits and health insurance ... read more

Improving Health Status in Turkey: Combating Pollution

Oznur Ozdamar and Eleftherios Giovanis

In a nutshell According to the statistical analysis conducted based on the Income and Living Conditions ... read more

Untapping Low Female Labor Force Participation In Egypt: Ending The Marriage Mismatch

Rana Hendy

In a nutshell Despite significant increases in female educational attainment, Egyptian women’s labor force participation rate ... read more