Economy / Employment - - MENA region

Equality and the Economy: Why the Arab World Should Employ More Women

20.12.2016 / Created by (EMWF)

Although the MENA region has achieved a lot of progress in the field of women´s education, a huge gender gap still persists in the field of women´s economic participation, and access to employment. This briefing argues that introducing diversity through gender parity will benefit economic growth and can help Arab countries generate prosperity. It discusses Arab women’s participation and representation in the region, with a particular focus on female education and labour forceparticipation rates. It then proceeds to examine how gender advancement will enhanceeconomic prosperity for Arab countries, before concluding with a number of keyrecommendations for policymakers.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Bessma Momani
  • Publishing house : Brookings Institution
  • Publication date : 2011
  • Number of pages : 11
  • Language : English


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