The Resource Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa, Marc Schiffbauer, Abdoulaye Sy, and Sahar Hussain, with Hania Sahnoun, Philip Keefer, Ishac Diwan, Dalia Al Kadi, Doerte Doemeland, and Bob Rijkers

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa, Marc Schiffbauer, Abdoulaye Sy, and Sahar Hussain, with Hania Sahnoun, Philip Keefer, Ishac Diwan, Dalia Al Kadi, Doerte Doemeland, and Bob Rijkers

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Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa
Title
Jobs or privileges
Title remainder
unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa
Statement of responsibility
Marc Schiffbauer, Abdoulaye Sy, and Sahar Hussain, with Hania Sahnoun, Philip Keefer, Ishac Diwan, Dalia Al Kadi, Doerte Doemeland, and Bob Rijkers
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Language
eng
Summary
This report shows that in MENA, policies that lower competition and create an unleveled playing field abound and constrain private sector job creation. These policies take different forms across countries and sectors but share several common features: they limit free-entry in the domestic market, exclude certain firms from government programs, increase regulatory burden and uncertainty on non-privileged firms, insulate certain firms and sectors from foreign competition, and create incentives that discourage domestic firms from competing in international markets. The report shows that such policies are often captured by a few privileged firms with deep political connections, and that these policies persist despite their apparent cost to society. The millions of workers, consumers, and the majority of entrepreneurs who bear the brunt of that cost are often unaware of the adverse impact of these policies on the jobs and economic opportunities to which they aspire. This limits the scope for internal country debate and curtails the policy dialogue necessary for reform. Thus, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face a critical choice in their quest for higher private sector growth and more jobs: promote competition, equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs and dismantle existing privileges to specific firms or risk perpetuating the current equilibrium of low job creation.--Publisher description
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DLC
Dewey number
331.12/0420956
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD5811.9.A6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
MENA development report
Label
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa, Marc Schiffbauer, Abdoulaye Sy, and Sahar Hussain, with Hania Sahnoun, Philip Keefer, Ishac Diwan, Dalia Al Kadi, Doerte Doemeland, and Bob Rijkers
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Economic Growth Has Been Moderate and Job Growth Weak
  • Drivers of Job Growth: Young Firms and Productive Firms Create More Jobs
  • MENA Needs a Larger Pool of Young Firms and Productive Firms
  • Notes
  • References
  • 2.
  • Distorted Dynamics: The Impact of Policies on Firm Dynamics and Job Growth
  • Attracting FDI in Services Sparked Job Growth in Domestic Firms in Jordan
  • Business Regulations Limit Employment Growth among Young Firms in Morocco
  • Energy Subsidies in the Arab Republic of Egypt Discourage Growth in Labor-Intensive Industries
  • Acknowledgments
  • Discriminatory Policy Implementation Deters a Level Playing Field in MENA
  • Notes
  • References
  • 3.
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Industrial Policy: Program Design in MENA and East Asia
  • Industrial Policy in MENA Has Had Limited Success and Many Instances of Policy Capture
  • What Did Successful Countries Do? The Case of the Republic of Korea
  • Lessons from East Asia Are More Difficult to Implement than Is Commonly Understood
  • Notes
  • References
  • About the Authors and Contributors
  • 4.
  • Privileges Instead of Jobs: Political Connections and Private Sector Growth in MENA
  • Privileges to Politically Connected Firms Undermine Competition and Job Creation: Evidence from the Arab Republic of Egypt and Tunisia
  • Available Qualitative Evidence Points to Similar Mechanisms of Policy Privileges in Other MENA Countries
  • What Explains the Different Outcomes in MENA and East Asia?
  • Notes
  • References
  • Implications for Policy
  • Appendix A.
  • Economic Growth and Structural Transformation
  • Abbreviations
  • Appendix B.
  • Firm Censuses and Surveys: Countries, Time and Sector Coverage
  • Appendix C.
  • Share of Employment in Large Firms among State-Owned Enterprises and Foreign Firms
  • Appendix D.
  • Employment Growth over Firms' Life Cycles: Manufacturing Sector
  • Appendix E.
  • FDI Inflow and Employment in Jordan: Regression Analysis
  • Appendix F.
  • Quality of Business Environment and Jobs in Morocco: Data, Methods, and Main Findings
  • Overview
  • Appendix G.
  • Political Connections and Private Sector in the Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Introduction
  • Notes
  • 1.
  • Too Little Too Late: Private Sector Growth and Labor Demand
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ocn894183753
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781464804069
Lccn
2014043238
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
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