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

Female Access to Technical Vocational Education and Training and Labor market Outcomes in Qatar
Walid Aradi, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai, UAE

Looking Beyond Standard Solutions

While Qatar has extensively reformed other educational levels over the past several decades, TVET has not been a significant focus. Though the need for expanded TVET pathways was recognized as early as the 1940s when Qatar began exporting oil, dedicated TVET institutions began to emerge only in the 1990s with the formalization of several government training institutions and the establishment of private universities in Qatar. However, several institutional gaps exist, such as a lack of secondary TVET pathways for women. At the post-secondary level, Qatar has enhanced TVET pathways, including establishing institutions such as the College of the North Atlantic Qatar, Community College Qatar, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Qatar Aeronautical College, Stenden University Qatar, and Calgary University Qatar, yet female enrollment in tertiary TVET programs is lower than all other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries except Saudi Arabia. While notable increases towards gender parity in post-secondary TVET have been observed recently, there is still room for improvement.