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

An Introduction to the American University Admissions Process
Wes Schwalje, Chief Operating Officer, Doha, Qatar
Dr. Alex Castilla, Senior Educational Consultant, Dubai, UAE

You’ve decided to apply… Now what?

We understand the application process to selective US universities can be an anxious time. Competition for university seats reached an all-time high last year for international students, and admissions are expected to be even fiercer in 2013.

In this 30 minute webinar we demystify the inner-workings of the admissions process to highly selective US universities.

You'll learn . . .

• Why students choose to study in the US over other countries
• How to select the right institutions to apply to
• What admissions officers look for in applications
• Techniques to improve your chances of admission
• How college counselors can help you through the process