Thought Leadership

AGFE is contributing to knowledge enrichment in the Arab region
by fostering a culture of research and learning.

Read our latest papers, reports, policy briefs, and op-eds.

Research & Policy Briefs

Emergency Remote Teaching or Online Learning? Arab Students Experiences During COVID-19

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of billions of people around the globe. In an attempt to contain the spread of the pandemic, governments implemented a […]

Roundtable on Refugee Education: Meeting Our Promises on Refugee Education During Covid-19

In recognition of the significant impact that COVID-19 has had on education for refugees, Save the Children, Education Cannot Wait, the World Bank and the Abdulla Al […]

Online Learning in the Arab World: An Educational Model That Needs Support

The Arab world is at a crossroads. With youth, the region’s greatest asset, facing immense challenges, including low quality of education, high unemployment rates, and a changing […]

Pathways to and Beyond Education in Jordan and Lebanon

Joint Report by the AUB Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Calls for Renewed Attention to Address Less than […]

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Op-Ed Pieces

5 ways multinational corporations can have a greater impact on the SDGs

Multinationals need to do more to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Integrating SDG targets into their core business is good for the corporation and […]

Why fresh graduates need effective internships

Internships have often been regarded as a key solution for the transitional period between university and work as experiences that offer immersive, foundational, and practical skills that […]

Why partnerships are the key to sustainability in education

The critical contribution of a high quality post-secondary education system on a nation’s economic and social development is undisputed. Governments have long assumed responsibility for providing quality […]

Global partnerships are needed to strengthen education for 80 million refugees

Today, we somberly observe World Refugee Day amid reminders that support for refugees and vulnerable populations through education is now more urgent than ever. UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee […]

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Foundations and the Future of Higher Education: Achieving Impact at Scale in the Arab World

In late February, we held a forum that addressed the role of foundations and the future of higher education in the Arab world, focusing on how to achieve […]

Inception Report: Our First Years in Review

Education impacts every facet of daily life. It propels human, economic, and social development, and empowers our future leaders. Three years ago, my father endowed the Abdulla […]

2017: A Year in Review

AGFE has made excellent progress towards its goals. This report illustrates AGFE’s key achievements in 2017.  Download the full Report 

Celebrating One Year of Empowering Youth Through Education

April 20, 2017 marks the one-year anniversary of operations at the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education. In our inaugural year, we made great strides and would […]

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