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In late 2013 in our whitepaper An Arab Open Government Maturity Model for Social Media Engagement, Tahseen Consulting wrote about the increasing use of social media by Arab governments. Based on an analysis of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts of 28 public sector entities in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates, we found that most social media activity by Arab governments wasn’t adding to more transparency or citizen participation in the public sector.

This week on their People, Spaces, Deliberation Blog, The World Bank’s Communications for Governance and Accountability Program cited our research on how governments can use social media to engage with young citizens more effectively.

You can read Tahseen Consulting’s An Arab Open Government Maturity Model for Social Media Engagement here

The World Bank’s article Look Who Has a Megaphone… which cites our research is available here

 An Arab Open Government Maturity Model for Social Media Engagement

The principles of open government may challenge Arab public sector institutions to embrace governance ideals, expand citizen interactions, and adopt operational practices which may not be manifest in their current offline functioning or necessarily demanded by citizens.

Tahseen Consulting formed a partnership with the World Bank, United Nations, and International Labor Organization Youth Employment Network (YEN) to contribute its research and insights to a new online community to address the global youth employment challenge. The Youth Employment Network Marketplace (www.yenmarketplace.org) is a community where youth employment stakeholders can find or exchange ideas, resources, and partnership.

Tahseen Consulting will contribute to the process of exchange and dialogue through its award winning insights on the Arab World which have been recognized by UNESCO, the European Investment Bank, the Network for Policy Research, Review and Advice on Education and Training, the Gates Foundation, and other prominent think tanks globally and in the Arab World. The partnership will advance the World Bank, United Nations, and International Labor Organization mission to build a community that supports innovation by convening governments, workers, private sector, civil society, academics, and development professionals to reduce unemployment and underemployment among youth.