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In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we are joined by Merissa Khurma, Director of the Wilson Center’s Middle East Program, and Lynn Mounzer, Gender in Business Specialist and Global Fellow with the Middle East Program. They discuss a new MEP report, Women Entrepreneurship in MENA: The Cases of Bahrain, Lebanon, and Tunisia.  The report, “aggregates datasets from various national, regional, and global sources to better explain why women entrepreneurship in the MENA region continues to lag behind, despite striking progress in education, particularly tertiary education.”

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