Posts Tagged ‘2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit’

Morocco News: Uneven Economic Prospects in the Maghreb; Morocco Continues to Build Up its International Tourism Profile; Manufacturing again in the News – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader July 8, 2019 In an insightful analysis in The Arab Weekly, Francis Ghiles, prominent regional analyst and resident scholar at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, provided his assessment of the current state of the economies in the Maghreb. While he acknowledges that Morocco has the likelihood of “a brighter economic future than its three neighbors to the east,” he also mentions that “There is no underestimating ...

Morocco Solidifies EU Fishing Agreement and Continues its Push to a World-Class Infrastructure – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader July 1, 2019 The end of June saw a flurry of announcements and actions that solidify Morocco’s profile as a country determined to build a diverse and sustainable economy. From growing the infrastructure to regional relations, Moroccans can take pride in the steps taken since the country adopted more aggressive national development plans more than a decade ago. Morocco is in the top three on the continent ...

Driving More Opportunities in the Moroccan Economy – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader June 25, 2019 Demographics and diversity are two constant challenges for Morocco’s economic growth strategy. With a strong cohort of youth under 35 looking for jobs and an economy that still relies on sectors with limited rates of employment, Morocco is always seeking to find ways to expand opportunities for youth, especially through skills training that prepares them to meet market needs. Recently, Fitch Ratings reaffirmed the ...

How to Sustain Momentum after the Resignation of Personal Envoy Horst Köhler – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) May 23, 2019 Following the unexpected resignation of Horst Köhler as the UNSG’s Personal Envoy for the Western Sahara on May 22, chances to advance the Western Sahara dossier in the coming year seem seriously diminished. However, other factors may keep the Americans pushing the parties forward. John Bolton, the National Security Advisor, has been insistent that the UN peacekeeping mission, MINURSO, either make progress ...

Moroccan Graduates Face an Uncertain Future despite Efforts to Promote Youth Employment – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader June 5, 2019 The Moroccan Ministry of Educationreleased the latest data on the number of students who will sit for the baccalaureate the week of June 11. Some 442,065 candidates, of whom 48% are female, are scheduled to take the exams. The baccalaureate is the key gauntlet through which high school students must pass to qualify for onward education. According to the report, candidates in the various ...
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