Supporting Entrepreneurs in Muslim CountriesLeonard A. Schlesinger and Shahid A. Ansari
The World Bank estimates that 100 million new jobs will be needed in the Middle East and North Africa over the next 10 years to keep the region's unemployment rates—now as high as 13 percent for adults and twice as high for young people—from climbing even higher. To meet the needs of this region's rapidly growing population and put it to work meeting the world's needs, there is no surer route than entrepreneurship. That was the big takeaway at the first-ever Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship focused on the Muslim world, held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington in late April.
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