The Governance and Development program promotes regional development and prosperity by working to identify solutions to the most pressing socioeconomic and governance challenges facing the MENA region.

The program conducts research to understand the underlying causes and consequences of these challenges; convenes meetings with leading thinkers, practitioners, and policymakers to develop viable policy solutions; and works with leading regional and international institutions to launch innovative programmatic initiatives.

Areas of

Economic Development

  • Energy transition
  • Economic diversification
  • Climate change

Governance and Institutional Reform

  • Public sector reform
  • Public finance management
  • Post-conflict rebuilding

Social Policy and Inclusion

  • Social protection
  • Marginalized groups
  • Skills development