Capacity Building

Stalled Transitions Initiative

The Malcom H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center and several regional partners convened a series of workshops designed to study the transitions underway in the Middle East and North Africa region. The closed roundtables analyzed the different measures of progress and regression in Arab states in transition, especially Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Yemen. They aimed to evaluate both unique and shared challenges in these countries, and compare them to other nations undergoing similar changes. As part of this initiative, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center also held a conference on the socio-economics of transition in the Middle East in partnership with FRIDE and Hivos that identified the necessary domestic economic reforms needed for inclusive growth.

The Carnegie Middle East Center works with regional partners to build the capacity of emerging scholars and institutions in the Middle East and North Africa.


  • The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS)
    Beirut, Lebanon
  • Centre d'Etudes Sociale, Economique, et Manageriales (CESEM)
    Rabat, Morocco
  • The Arab Forum for Alternatives (AFA)
    Cairo, Egypt
  • L'Observatoire Tunisien de la Transition Democratique
    Tunis, Tunisia
  • The Sadeq Institute
    Tripoli, Libya
  • Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS)
    Ramallah, Palestine
  • Partners in Development (PID)
    Cairo, Egypt
  • Gulf Research Center
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies
    Beirut, Iraq

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