Impact of ICT on Arab youth: Employment, education and social change - ESCWA


ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Technical Paper.3

Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology

Focus Area: Inclusive development, Future of employment, Population dynamics & migration, Technology & innovation

Keywords: Arab countries, Communication technology, Education, Information technology, Social change, Youth employment

Impact of ICT on Arab youth: Employment, education and social change

January 2013

This report analyzes the impact of ICT on Arab Youth by considering the economic, educational and social change dimensions. Chapter I discusses the current status of employment and education among youth in the region. In chapter II initiatives and policies implemented to address youth unemployment in the region are examined. Chapter III focus specifically on the role that ICT could play in curbing regional youth unemployment. Issues that impact the social development of the youth are discussed in chapter IV, with special focus on the impact of ICT in women’s empowerment, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, and for the hearing impaired. Chapter V provides concluding recommendations.

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