In a country with high youth unemployment—such as Egypt—could it be that young people can develop new solutions? Can young, creative minds come up with new ideas that have never been considered or tested? Are young people themselves the answer to solving the unemployment challenge?
The Mediterranean region is affected by numerous aspects of environmental change, including climate change, overexploitation and pollution of air and water. The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has highlighted the region as one of the most vulnerable... more
Dans les pays de la Méditerranée, malgré l’élévation rapide du niveau d’études des jeunes, l’insertion sociale d’une fraction de la jeunesse est longue et difficile. Or, pour appuyer l’action en faveur des jeunes, il parait indispensable de bien connaître leur situation, mais aussi leurs attentes.... more
Sixth in the series, Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) 2016: Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality examines challenges and opportunities facing youth in the region, especially since the transformative changes that had swept across many Arab countries in 2011.
Synthesis report including i) a presentation of the theoretical background of common-pool resources management and the main instruments available, with emphasis on decentralized, local-level solutions as elaborated by Elinor Ostrom (Nobel Prize 2009) and her followers, and ii) a series of... more
The amount of water extracted from aquifers worldwide has increased threefold in the past fifty years, leading to an aggravated overdraft of these common resources. This “pumping race” brings about major adverse economic, environmental and social impacts. However, economic analysis and evidence-... more
Pressure on water resources has reached critical levels in many countries in the Mediterranean Basin. Sophisticated water mobilization strategies have been implemented but physical, financial and environmental constraints linked to such supply-side approach demonstrate that better management of... more
Gérer la demande en eau impose d’élargir le champ d’analyse des facteurs déterminants de la demande, afin de cibler l’application des instruments économiques pour répondre aux enjeux clés de la gestion de l’eau, en cohérence avec les politiques et instruments sectoriels.