by Rima Afifi, Nadje Al-Ali, Brahim Boudarbat et al.
United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS), 2016
Arab countries can achieve a significant leap forward in development, reinforce stability and secure such gains in a sustainable manner, if they urgently prioritize adopting policies that ensure the well-being, productivity, self-determination and good citizenship of their young population, concludes the Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) 2016. The AHDR 2016 calls for a new youth-oriented development model that focuses simultaneously on building young people’s capabilities and expanding opportunities available to them. The former requires reform in policies and essential services that affect young people’s education, health and their ability and readiness to earn a living.