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From chaos to hope
The arab world's road after the "Arab Uprisings"

  • 2017
  • El Harmouzi, Nouh
  • Aufsatz/Enthaltenes Werk

Six years after the beginning of the Arab Uprisings, social unrest has continued while the Arab countries are in the middle of an economic downturn. The article explains how the incapacity to bring significant changes of the economic and social conditions in the region made it clear that the economic structures and institutions in the Arab countries need to change. Moreover, the fundamental structural weaknesses in the economic frameworks of these countries, in addition to social unrest and political instability, have aggravated the situation of economic fundamentals. The article also sheds light on the measures necessary to respond genuinely to the pressing demands of citizens for improved living standards. MENA governments, with the support of the international community and in cooperation with all components of the civil society, including the business community, should not hesitate to tackle this most important challenge in the region.