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

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