This report represents the culmination of an exhaustive exploration of the root causes and potential solutions for youth unemployment in GCC countries, based on the World Economic Forum’s Strategic Foresight approach. It works to understand the issue from stakeholders’ diverse perspectives and provides principles for the design of interventions. Thus, this report offers a tool to policy-makers and business leaders in addressing the issue effectively. The analysis highlights the deep-rooted social and economic behaviors that drive youth unemployment in GCC economies and concludes that effectively tackling an issue borne of such an engrained framework ultimately requires a holistic approach.
Download: Rethinking Arab Employment: A Systemic Approach for Resource-Endowed Economies (WEF 2014)