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Over the next two decades, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces an unprecedented challenge. In 2000, the labor forces of the region totaled some 104 million workers, a figure expected to reach 146 million by 2010 and 185 million by 2020. Given this expansion, the economies of the region will need to create some 80 million new jobs in the next two decades. With unemployment now at about 15 percent, the more ambitious goal of absorbing unemployed workers in addition to the new entrants implies the need to create close to 100 million jobs by 2020, a doubling of the current level of employment in the first two decades of the 21st century.In no small measure, MENA's economic future will be determined by the fate of its labor markets. The problems to be overcome are enormous; their complexity is daunting. Yet the costs of inaction and the benefits of dynamic labor markets underscore the imperative of acting quickly and decisively. If current trends continue, economic performance and the well-being of workers will be undermined by rising unemployment and low productivity. If labor market outcomes improve, however, MENA's growth will accelerate, raising the living standards of the population across the region.Unlocking the Employment Potential in the Middle East and North Africa argues that meeting this employment challenge will require the transformation of MENA's societies and economic structures. MENA needs a new development model based on a reinvigorated private sector, greater integration into the world economy, and better management of oil resources. These drivers of future growth and job creation require a foundation of better governance. Moreover, this transformation necessitates a new social contract.

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Along with companion volumes on trade and investment, governance, and gender, this World Bank report considers a core development issue facing the Middle East and North Africa. Coupling questions of economic and political reform in addressing labor market dysfunction in the region, the report addresses the evolution of state-labor relations, relationships between employment and demography, and the structure of employment and earnings. It also makes reform recommendations, most of which will be unsurprising to those familiar with the work of the World Bank.
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Over the next two decades, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces an unprecedented challenge. In 2000, the labor forces of the region totaled some 104 million workers, a figure expected to reach 185 million by 2020. With unemployment now about 15 percent, the goal of absorbing unemployed workers in addition to the new entrants implies the need to create close to 100 million jobs by 2020, a doubling of the current level of employment in the first two decades of the 21st century. Unlocking the Employment Potential in the Middle East and North Africa: Toward a New Social Contract provides a comprehensive account of contemporary labor markets in MENA. The book integrates questions about how to build vibrant labor markets and restore the region's growth performance into a framework that also addresses issues of population dynamics, socioeconomic trends, employment regulations, the quality of governance, opportunities in the world economy, and the impact of a redistributive social contract on prospects for reform. The book concludes that in no small measure, MENA's economic future will be determined by the fate of its labor markets.

Synopsis:

This title argues that meeting the employment challenge in the Middle East and North Africa will require the transformation of the region's societies and economic structures as well as a new development model based on a reinvigorated private sector, greater integration into the world economy, and better management of oil resources. These drivers of future growth and job creation will require, moreover, a foundation of better governance and a new social contract.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780821356784
Author:
World, Bank
Publisher:
World Bank Publications
Author:
Yousef, Tarik
Author:
World Bank
Subject:
Employment
Subject:
Labor market
Subject:
Development - Business Development
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Political Science-Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Political Science-Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Business & Economics-Development - Business Development
Subject:
Business & Economics : Development - Business Development
Subject:
Political Science : Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Political Science : Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
BUSINESS STRATEGY
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y

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"Synopsis" by , Over the next two decades, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces an unprecedented challenge. In 2000, the labor forces of the region totaled some 104 million workers, a figure expected to reach 185 million by 2020. With unemployment now about 15 percent, the goal of absorbing unemployed workers in addition to the new entrants implies the need to create close to 100 million jobs by 2020, a doubling of the current level of employment in the first two decades of the 21st century. Unlocking the Employment Potential in the Middle East and North Africa: Toward a New Social Contract provides a comprehensive account of contemporary labor markets in MENA. The book integrates questions about how to build vibrant labor markets and restore the region's growth performance into a framework that also addresses issues of population dynamics, socioeconomic trends, employment regulations, the quality of governance, opportunities in the world economy, and the impact of a redistributive social contract on prospects for reform. The book concludes that in no small measure, MENA's economic future will be determined by the fate of its labor markets.
"Synopsis" by , This title argues that meeting the employment challenge in the Middle East and North Africa will require the transformation of the region's societies and economic structures as well as a new development model based on a reinvigorated private sector, greater integration into the world economy, and better management of oil resources. These drivers of future growth and job creation will require, moreover, a foundation of better governance and a new social contract.
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