Why Iraq makes a compelling case for Impact Investments

In December 2017, Iraq confirmed it had defeated the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, three years after the jihadi group swept through the country, seizing some of its largest cities and wreaking havoc on the local population. Now, authorities estimate Iraq needs nearly US$90 billion to restore the country that has been

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Noor El Qamar – Father and son team up to manufacture thermostone blocks locally in Iraq

In a fortunate turn of events, Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State in December, but the country’s economic challenges are far from over. A nation that has been torn apart by successive wars and plagued by security issues, Iraq is now seeking USD100 billion in foreign investment as part of a plan to rebuild

How young Arab entrepreneurs are powering job creation

Moving away from their historical over-reliance on the public sector, Arab youth are empowering themselves by pursuing entrepreneurship avenues and these young Arab entrepreneurs are creating employment at scale The eighth United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) calls for promoting “inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work for all.” A new report by the

Five Builders: Harnessing the power of the youth to build the pyramids of tomorrow

Demographic pressures mean that the Egyptian labor market is increasingly unable to cope with the number of new job seekers. The size of the youth population (aged 15 to 29) has increased from 13.3 million in 1988 to 17.4 million in 1998 and 22.2 million in 2006. The labour market is threatening to reach boiling