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Project MUSE invites you to preview our newly redesigned platform by visiting our beta site: The beta site is a work in progress, with additional development and new functionality occurring on an ongoing basis, and will run in parallel with our current site for the next several months leading up to the formal release of the new site in mid-2018. A feedback form is available on the beta site and comments, questions, and suggestions are encouraged.

Renewing the social contract, one of the pillars of the new World Bank Group strategy for the Middle East and North Africa, requires a new development model built on greater trust; openness, transparency, inclusive and accountable service delivery; and a stronger private sector that can create jobs and opportunities for the youth of the region. Recent analytic work trying to explain weak job creation and insufficient private sector dynamism in the region point to formal and informal barriers to entry and competition.

Please note, if you are experiencing accessing problems with the EBSCO databases, use below URL. If you use EBSCO “off-campus” please contact your librarian directly for access or assistance. We apologize for the in-convenience and will fix the problem as soon as possible.