GEM 2017 Middle East and North Africa Report

  • Year of publication: 2017
  • Category: Special Topic Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2017-11-20

Since the 2011 Arab Spring, political and economic crises have occurred in large segments of the MENA region. The MENA region has experienced significant economic and social losses from poor economic management and conflicts. There is an urgent need to deploy its substantial human, natural, and financial assets more efficiently through adopting economic and social policies that create long-term sustainable and inclusive economic growth for the region. A critical aspect of this is for policy-makers in the region to focus on establishing an enabling environment in which entrepreneurs can emerge, compete and innovate.