Despite reforms, labour markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have been unable to absorb the growing number of job seekers. Women and educated youth are particularly vulnerable to high unemployment. However, data on entrepreneurship and the private enterprise sector in the region have been virtually non-existent.
Through the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Canadian and international researchers are capturing and sharing new insights on what motivates entrepreneurs, and how to help them thrive. Their findings give governments solid ground for policies to spur business innovation.