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Taqeem Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment

24 Aug 2011

In 2009, the Middle East Youth Initiative partnered with Silatech to establish the Taqeem Initiative with the goal of promoting a greater usage of monitoring and evaluation methodologies in the Middle East in order to expand knowledge about what works best in regard to youth programs and policies. Now, Silatech has joined with the Youth Employment Network and the Jacobs Foundation to establish the Taqeem Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment. The new fund seeks to build on the momentum and increased openness in the region to testing new approaches to the pressing youth employment challenge.



In Egypt, Affordable Housing is the Price of Love

21 Jun 2011

Ragui Assaad discusses the linkage between affordable housing and marriage in Egypt, noting a positive change in the age of marriage prior to the recent revolution and assessing the possibility of continuing improvements in the future. This article was originally published by Marketplace and is reposted here. The views expressed in this article are those of the published author.



Creating jobs in Egypt

20 Jun 2011

Ragui Assaad commented on the cost of doing business in Egypt. This piece originally aired on Marketplace and can be read in its entirety here.