Building Collaboration Arab Entrepreneur Partnership Forum. April 2-3, 2011. Normally I would have spoken about:. Horizontal and vertical integration Networking Innovation and best practice Arab complementarities Competitiveness and regional clusters
Building Collaboration Arab Entrepreneur Partnership Forum
April 2-3, 2011
According to Sen, there are populations today that live in a state of 'unfreedom', unable to realize their capabilities.
Poverty is “a deprivation of basic capabilities, rather than merely low income"
Ranking of democracy
( out of 167 countries )
Ranking of corruption
( out of 178 countries )
Ranking of press freedoms
( out of 196 countries )
Income is positively related to Democracy
Economies are dependent on hydrocarbon revenues
Freedom of Speech
Arab countries resorted to intergovernmental approaches to integration due to reluctance of Arab leaders to transfer sovereignty to supranational bodies