Tag Archives: development
World Bank-IMF Spring 2013 Meetings: April 18th
Opening Press Conference by World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim Venue: IMF HQ2 Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room) Time:8:45-9:30 AM PITAPOLICY Live Blogging President Jim Yong Kim: OUR Question: Which ones come from #MENA region? @worldbank … Continue reading
E-Diplomacy & #Twiplomacy: Where Are the MENA Countries on this?
Last night, PITAPOLICY Consulting & Blog was invited to attend an event that shares best practices on public diplomacy over social media, or E-Diplomacy. So, PITA’s founder, Mehrunisa Qayyum, gladly attended–and tweeted 🙂 For those focusing specifically on Twitter, the … Continue reading
Youth Unemployment: Egypt Case Study & Policy Recommendations
This week, PITAPOLICY is sharing PartII of this two-part post by our Assistant Editor Nassrin El-Gosi who zeroes in on existing research and methodology describing the underlying causes of youth unemployment in the MENA region and specifically in Egypt. In case you … Continue reading
The Middle East Institute Policy Brief
Syrian Diaspora: Cultivating a New Public Space Consciousness by: Mehrunisa Qayyum Abstract: The Syrian government under both Hafiz and Bashar al-Asad has long pursued a strategy of intimidation and violence against political dissidents, while imposing legal and security structures that … Continue reading
Brazil: Arab Immigration Yields Cultural and Economic Gains-Huh?
by Andre Carletto As a kid growing up in Brazil during the 1970s, there was no Middle East. No, that is not completely true. As a matter of fact, when some place was rather far away, Brazilians used to say … Continue reading
Filed under Analysis, Interests, Uncategorized
Europe & the Arab Spring: EU Policy for the Mediterranean Arab States (Part 3 of 3)
By Alec Simantov Part 3~Abstract: In light of the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions in 2011 and the spread of the ‘Arab Spring’ across the Middle East, the European Commission and the European Parliament have fundamentally called into question the effectiveness … Continue reading
Europe & the Arab Spring: EU Policy for the Mediterranean Arab States (Part 2 of 3)
By Alec Simantov Part 2~ Abstract: In light of the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions in 2011 and the spread of the ‘Arab Spring’ across the Middle East, the European Commission and the European Parliament have fundamentally called into question the … Continue reading
Europe & the Arab Spring: EU Policy for Mediterranean Arab States (Part 1 of 3)
By Alec Simantov Part 1~ I. ‘Southern Neighborhood’ The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in Tunisia on December 17th 2010, sparked popular protests that eventually led to the ouster of the Tunisian dictator Zine el-Abedine Ben-Ali on January 14th, 2011. (Source: … Continue reading
PITA POLICY Welcomes TIME Magazine’s 2011 Influencers
“Words and numbers are equally important…it’s the thought behind them that speak and count more.”~PITA POLICY Intelligence, humor, leadership, and innovation catapult our notable American Influencers into Time magazine’s 100 Influencers. As an American-Muslim, who specializes in political economy … Continue reading
Filed under Analysis, Interests, Politics, Technology
East Asia as a Testing Ground for General Theory: Can MENA duplicate that success without the Pitfalls?
Atul Kohli explores the state’s capacities and relationships with business and labor to foster a set of conditions, which developing states tend to encompass to promote heavy industrialization. He asserts that institutions that facilitate or inhibit economic decisions shadow even … Continue reading