The Future of Jobs and Skills in the Middle East and North Africa

Education and work in the Middle East and North Africa region will determine the livelihoods of over 300 million people and drive growth and development for generations to come. As one of the youngest populations in the world, it is imperative that the region make adequate investments in education and learning that hold value in the labour market and prepare citizens for the world of tomorrow. In addition, as the global transformation of work unfolds in the region, policymakers, business leaders and workers must be prepared to proactively manage this period of transition.

Richard Samans, Head of the Centre for the Global Agenda and Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum

Saadia Zahidi, Head of Education, Gender and Work and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

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