The Middle East and North Africa at Risk 2010
This ground-breaking report builds on the Forum's expertise in global risks by providing relevant macro analyses that are particularly important for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The report focuses on three risk areas that are specifically relevant to the region: water scarcity, energy security and underinvestment in infrastructure. Not only are these pressing issues in their own right given the region’s social, geopolitical, economic and environmental context, but all three are also highly interconnected. Examining interlinkages between these issues provides greater insight into the potential for contagion and risk compounding, as well as illuminating the levers and trade-offs involved in risk response by the public and private sectors. The report also examines the potential for highly functional, regionally focused institutions and mechanisms to support domestic action in both the private and public sectors, and highlights the benefits of developing regional networks for sharing physical and knowledge-based assets relevant to risk.