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

Monitoring and Evaluating National Employment and Career Management Centers at Arab Universities
Wes Schwalje, Chief Operating Officer, Doha, Qatar

Executive Summary

Performance management, which includes monitoring and evaluation and results reporting, is a critical component of our strategy and execution lifecycle that informs ongoing planning, guides strategic pivots, and allows stakeholders to appraise outcomes. In this webinar, we discuss how to monitor and evaluate national career centers and career centers at Arab universities to appraise their performance in helping Arab youth access employment. National employment agencies and career management centers exist in part to help youth circumvent the many barriers they face in obtaining employment in the Arab World. For effective monitoring and evaluation, there are several quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation approaches which employment agencies and career centers will need to employ to effectively measure their programming.