Maysa contributes to international development, education and philanthropy through her writing. She has published reports and articles as Non-resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and as Senior Fellow at the AUB Issam Fares Institute. Maysa has also worked closely with Theirworld to develop several refugee education plans and reports.
She is commissioned regularly by donor agencies and academia to write reports on aid effectiveness, philanthropy, Edtech strategies and more. Maysa’s articles have been published in international and national media including Project Syndicate, the World Economic Forum, The Globe & Mail, AlSharq AlAwsat, The National, The Huffington Post and others.
Giving teachers the right tools and knowledge are crucial, say the experts in our discussion following a new early childhood education report from Theirworld. As 90% of brain development happens before the age of five, quality early childhood education (ECE) is[...]
The refugee crisis in the Greek Aegean islands has reached an untenable situation which requires urgent action by the Greek authorities and the international community. This report shows a way forward. There are 42,000 refugees stuck on the Greek Aegean islands[...]
The Arab world has long suffered from a wide spectrum of socio-economic challenges and conflicts. Three statistics demonstrate these acute challenges beyond doubt: 1) two-thirds of the region’s population is either poor or vulnerable to multi-dimensional poverty[...]
Four years ago, we set out to establish the Arab world’s largest privately funded education foundation. The mandate that its founder Abdulla Al Ghurair laid out was focused and ambitious: to help 15,000 under-served, high-achieving Arab youth access high-quality[...]
Inadequate access to high-quality schooling in the Arab world has contributed to a widening skills gap that is leaving many young people, even those who have completed school, unemployed and hopeless. But one promising solution offers hope throughout the region: i[...]
The dominant narrative about Arab youth is deeply worrying. A generation of Syrians, Iraqis, Libyans,Sudanese, and Yemenis are without an education and are losing their futures to intractable conflict. Arabyouth form the largest demographic in the Middle East and[...]
This week, Arab and international leaders will gather in Jordan for the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Their discussions will centre on how to solve some of the region’s greatest challenges: grave humanitarian crises e[...]
One minute, one camera, and one boy... is all it took to convey the tragedy of millions of childhoods lost to conflict in the Middle East. Amar’s film is disheartening. But if you walk away demoralized you will have missed the point he makes. Amar is a 15-yea[...]
Maysa Jalbout is a non-resident fellow of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. As the school year wraps up, most children are already focused on their summer plans. Long days of free play or organized summer activities are the ideal[...]
Recent events continue to underline the fragility of the Arab region. Civil war rages in Syria, refugees surgeacross borders and the lasting effects of the Arab Spring are uncertain. What is certain, however, is thatit is essential to give attention to the welfare[...]