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Our Thinking

How Skills Surveys Can More Effectively Identify Workforce Skills Gaps
Through a multicountry review of skills surveys, we propose an alternative approach to establishment skills surveys that can play a more effective role in determining how workforce skills influence achievement of firm business objectives in the Arab World.
Using Social Networking for Change
We see IT as an important enabler for regional development, and we have worked with global technology leaders such as Intel and Microsoft to deepen the impact of regional development programs leveraging technology.
A Regional Institution for Improving the Quality of Education
There are many opportunities for synergies through cooperation between regional education quality programs as well as clear areas of overlap which can benefit from consolidation.
Using Awards Effectively for Social Change
Many award programs in the region focus on large monetary sums to award best practices. We argue that money is not enough, and award programs should reinforce social change through knowledge diffusion, network building initiatives, and follow on training to maximize social impact.
Increasing Female Labor Market Participation With Scholarships
In several countries in the Arab World, women face significant obstacles to obtaining higher education and entering the workforce. We propose an e-Scholarships for Women Initiative to mitigate access, equality, and labor participation challenges.

Our Leadership

Walid Aradi

Chief Executive Officer
Global leader of Tahseen Consulting where he serves clients in the public, social, and private sectors on a range of issues.

Walid Aradi specializes in developing government strategies, creating synergies to ensure operational effectiveness, and helping senior officials make informed organizational and legal decisions. His experience spans North America, Europe, and the Arab World.

Mr. Aradi was an advisor to the government of the UAE, providing counsel on economic and social policy matters to the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs. He worked across multiple government entities to ensure buy-in for proposed new legislations and ensuring their adoption.

Previously, Mr. Aradi developed strategies for several initiatives aimed at moving the Arab World towards a knowledge economy. He led the strategy and legal functions of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, one of the largest non-profit organizations in the Arab World.  At the Foundation he spearheaded the development of a five-year organizational strategic plan involving over $300 million of projects, prioritized initiatives and focus areas, monitor and evaluated project portfolio performance, and promoted cross-divisional cohesion to realize cost synergies. Prior to getting involved in the government sector, Mr. Aradi developed brand strategies for pharmaceutical and over-the-counter products at ACNielsen BASES, the worldwide leader in product forecasting and optimization.

Mr. Aradi holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, an MBA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.