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

Pupils the world over need our solidarity

As we mark this International Day of Education, it is a moment to honour our education professionals, our institutions of learning, and our young people who actively […]

3 Ways the private sector can help upskill Arab youth

Employers in the region continue to report that despite high levels of youth unemployment, they are still having difficulty in sourcing suitably qualified graduates. For decades, higher […]

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 […]

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Empowering Emiratis to Drive the Nation Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program

This report illustrates the key achievements of the Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program (YTP) over the first two years of its launch. YTP is a tailored online education […]

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  Back

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Monthly Spotlights

AGFE December Spotlight: Strategic Partnerships for Greater Impact


AGFE November Spotlight: Mentoring Youth: from Education to Employment


AGFE October Spotlight: Supporting the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem


AGFE September Spotlight: Celebrating Three Years of YTP


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