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Will Arab Youth Reach Their Potential? The World Bank’s ‘Human Capital Index’ Offers Predictions

Benjamin Plackett | 10 Nov 2019

The institution’s new Human Capital Index indicates that many of the region’s youth face significant barriers in pursuing their full potential, but economists say it’s a more complicated than a single metric.

Data & Surveys Research Science

As Lebanon’s Forests Burn, Researchers Seek Solutions

Benjamin Plackett | 04 Nov 2019

Lebanon’s forest fires are started by humans and getting worse due to climate change. A solution requires more information and political effort, researchers say.

Data & Surveys Health & Medicine Research

Why Did People Die? Unreliable Data Affect Research in Many Arab Countries

Benjamin Plackett | 21 Oct 2019

Two new studies question the accuracy of death certificates in the Middle East, an issue that creates difficulties for researchers and policymakers who want to improve public-health efforts.

Data & Surveys Gender Health & Medicine Research

Female Genital Mutilation Is a Stubborn Problem, but Education Helps

Benjamin Plackett | 07 Oct 2019

New research shows that educating teenage girls about the risks of female genital mutilation changes their opinions to view it less favorably, but experts say that alone won’t work.

Data & Surveys Gender Internet

Arab Women Fight Back Against Online Sexual Harassment

Olivia Cuthbert | 25 Sep 2019

Cyberspace has become a place where some men stalk, attack, and seek to humiliate women. Now women, universities, and private organizations are mounting digital campaigns to respond.

Data & Surveys Mental Health Research Students

Lebanese University Researchers Zero In on Students’ Stress and Depression

Benjamin Plackett | 19 Sep 2019

Two studies highlight the stresses of student life, both physical and mental.

Data & Surveys Development Employment Gender Internet Politics

Survey Finds Modest Gains in Support for Arab Women’s Rights

Burton Bollag | 13 Sep 2019

In two new reports, the Arab Barometer finds gradually shifting attitudes on women’s place in society and broad disillusionment among young people.

Conflict Data & Surveys Development Research Science

New Data Show Water Scarcity Is Increasing in the Arab World, Stirring Discussion

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 02 Sep 2019

Many of the countries facing the highest levels of water stress are located in the Middle East and North Africa, a research group’s latest analysis shows.

Data & Surveys Health & Medicine Research

U.A.E. Researcher Develops New Way of Measuring Stroke Damage

Benjamin Plackett | 27 Aug 2019

Strokes are an increasingly common health problem in Arab countries. A scientist in Abu Dhabi uses technology and careful observation to better evaluate stroke severity and improve rehabilitation.

Data & Surveys Health & Medicine Research

A New Way of Attacking Viruses Could Help the Arab Region

Benjamin Plackett | 19 Aug 2019

Researchers are developing single treatments that could fight a wide variety of disease-causing viruses, many of them prevalent in Arab countries.




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