The Economic Decline in the Middle East after the 2011 Uprising.
The Shirazi Foundation attended an event hosted by the Atlantic Council titled
The Economic Decline in the Middle East after the 2011 Uprising. Experts began by determining root causes of its economic decline and searched for solutions to repair it and give it upward mobility. Experts went over key factors such as the youth unemployment rate and how the economic issue prior to 2011 has worsened. Experts went into detail on the low levels of natural resources and how this part of the Middle East consumes 85% of its GDP which causes them to advocate for foreign investments to rebuild the economy. Experts highlighted other points such as the female labor force in the country is at 25% which is very low and due to the past political and financial instability foreign investments and the import-export market is one of the best optimistic choices to regain hope.