Public Sector
Social Sector
Corporate Responsibility

Service Areas

Strategy and Planning
Program Development and Implementation
Organizational Effectiveness
Performance Management and Evaluation
Partnership Services
Business Process Outsourcing


Education and National Skills Systems
Cultural Development
Corporate Responsibility

Our Thinking

How Skills Surveys Can More Effectively Identify Workforce Skills Gaps
Through a multicountry review of skills surveys, we propose an alternative approach to establishment skills surveys that can play a more effective role in determining how workforce skills influence achievement of firm business objectives in the Arab World.
Using Social Networking for Change
We see IT as an important enabler for regional development, and we have worked with global technology leaders such as Intel and Microsoft to deepen the impact of regional development programs leveraging technology.
A Regional Institution for Improving the Quality of Education
There are many opportunities for synergies through cooperation between regional education quality programs as well as clear areas of overlap which can benefit from consolidation.
Using Awards Effectively for Social Change
Many award programs in the region focus on large monetary sums to award best practices. We argue that money is not enough, and award programs should reinforce social change through knowledge diffusion, network building initiatives, and follow on training to maximize social impact.
Increasing Female Labor Market Participation With Scholarships
In several countries in the Arab World, women face significant obstacles to obtaining higher education and entering the workforce. We propose an e-Scholarships for Women Initiative to mitigate access, equality, and labor participation challenges.

Research & Insights

Is Open Data Leading to Better Government in the GCC?
Wes Schwalje, Chief Operating Officer, Doha, Qatar

Executive Summary

Arab public sector institutions must make significant institutional changes to their open data strategies to meet increased public demands for government transparency, participation in decision making, and collaboration in public service delivery. In this Tahseen Consulting Webinar, we show that nearly all GCC countries are at an initial stage of introducing open data initiatives as a part of regional open government movements. Though many government agencies in the region have adopted open data to some degree, most government agencies fail to publish high value data sets and trail OECD countries in many indicators of open data effectiveness.