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Privatization: Gradual or Rapid?

12.26.2005
An interesting story about privatization of the Afghan Telecom. The debate – jobs vs. efficiency – is not unique to Afghanistan; it is arguably applicable to any developing economy out there. Afghanistan has become a nation of state-owned industries that don’t make anything, bureau...

Cutting the Pie

12.13.2005
Lebanon is re-learning the lesson that street protests alone do not create democracies and put countries on the path of economic growth – real reforms do. There are conflicting messages coming out of the country following the “Cedar Revolution” – on the one hand, there is a s...

Businesswomen as a force for change

12.02.2005
Two Saudi Women Win at Jeddah Chamber Elections Two Saudi businesswomen [Lama al-Suleiman and Nashwa Taher] swept to an unprecedented victory in elections to the board of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the first polls in which women stood as candidates in the conservative Muslim king...
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