Archive of Archives: Research

Our Quarter One

Our Quarter One

Our Quarter One

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Partnership at Expectation State

Partnership at Expectation State

We are looking for co-owners, not employees. We are beginning our search for new team members at Expectation State and are really excited to offer a number of new partnerships in 2022. If you are an experienced technical consultant living Read More

Friedman, Porridge Oats and meaning in business

Friedman, Porridge Oats and meaning in business

Why does your business exist? What is the best model for it to accomplish its goals? We’ve been thinking about this a lot. It has been over 50 years since Milton Friedman’s pretty emphatic article in the New York Times, Read More

Job creation: more of the same is just more of the same

Job creation: more of the same is just more of the same

It’s 1991, MENA’s population sits at 260 million. Youth unemployment is hovering around 25%. Development thinkers prescribe a focus on job creation. Governments devise plans to unlock their countries’ economic potential. It’s 2021, MENA’s population sits at 460 million. Youth Read More

Why should you build a people strategy?

Why should you build a people strategy?

Let’s start with a disclaimer. This is not a rigorous, evidence based research piece on the value of investing in your people. It is not written by a team-building expert. It is written based on a good level of experience Read More

Investment, the Growth of the Digital Sector, and our Rights

Investment, the Growth of the Digital Sector, and our Rights

As part of the work we have been doing for the USAID funded Scoping Digital Markets Investments Towards Bolstering Individual Rights project we have been undertaking a literature review.  It’s purpose is for us to draw on existing literature in Read More

What makes a Digital Nation?

What makes a Digital Nation?

The idea of what makes a digital nation has been pretty well documented over the last 10 years, summed up nicely in the graphic below, published by the Digital Planet initiative in 2017. For developed digital markets and nations, this Read More

Off Campus Launch

Off Campus Launch

WE ARE LAUNCHING! SIGN UP NOW. Expectation State, in partnership with White Label VC, is proud to introduce Off Campus, a new online digital platform designed to help you and your business venture with the practicalities of what it takes Read More

Washington Post – Expectation State Interview

Washington Post – Expectation State Interview

“It's a new generation - There is a real gap in understanding them and responding to their needs.” Expectation State’s Ons Ben Abdelkarim shared her views with the Washington Post on ongoing developments in Tunisia. We’re keen to work with Read More

Financial Times – Expectation State Interview

Financial Times – Expectation State Interview

This week, Expectation State’s Ons Ben Abdelkarim had a conversation with the Financial Times to give her perspective on the situation in Tunisia. We’ve made a long term commitment to Tunisia and, now more than ever, want to do more Read More