Dr. Patrick Mardini

The Role of the Private Sector in Improving Public Services in Arab Nations

Dr. Patrick Mardini, Most people in the Arab world believe that the state has a fundamental obligation to supply goods and services that they qualify as consider to be public services, such as health care, education, solid waste treatment, electricity, roads, and other infrastructure. The list also includes goods and services in “strategic industries” such as telecommunications, aviation, military, agriculture, and the extraction of natural resources. Arab citizens tend to view the state as a guardian angel with the primary responsibility of supplying life’s necessities. Read more…

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