Clients & Projects

From Washington, DC, Europe, and across the Arab World, the Amr Group has a deep cultural and professional knowledge of both the Arab World itself and Arab-Western relations. We have worked with partners and clients at both the highest levels of business and government, and implemented projects at the grassroots village level. We thrive on projects related to social development and civil society; education, youth and technology; economic analysis; and Arab-Western relations. Below is a sample of our work.

World Economic Forum and Search for Common Ground (2005-2006)
The World Economic Forum's West-Islamic World Dialogue (C-100) is a community that promotes understanding and cooperation between Western countries and countries with predominantly Muslim populations. It convenes senior political, religious, business, media and opinion leaders in an effort to better understand their differences and act on their commonalities.

Aguirre International and the U.S. Department of State (2005- 2006)
In close partnership with Aguirre International, the Amr Group has harnessed its regional implementation expertise to conduct surveys and focus groups in English and Arabic with teachers and students in pubic and private schools in Lebanon to assess a U.S.-Arab high school, e-education and exchange program to evaluate the success of the program. The same evaluation capacity was applied to Oman, Morocco, and again in Lebanon for U.S. Department of State-funded English language classes.

World Links (2003- 2004)
In 2003, to launch its groundbreaking initiative World Links Arab Region, www.wlar.org, World Links engaged the Amr Group to conceptualize, lead and manage the process-to build everything from A to Z. Together, we raised two million dollars in grants from Hewlett Packard, Pepsi, and the U.S. Middle East Partnership Initiative, and others. World Links was created inside the World Bank in 1997 on the personal initiative of its President Mr. James D. Wolfensohn and prepared projects operating in Jordan, Syria, Yemen and beyond. World Links was voted by the World Economic Forum's membership as the #1 educational program bridging the global digital divide.

Arab-Western Summit of Skills (2003- 2004)
When the Amr Group and Brandicate Consultants sought to launch a summit to bring together political leaders and social innovators from the Arab World, Europe and the U.S at a groundbreaking event in Berlin, we were able to harness support from various governments including the U.S. Department of State. The goal: to incubate initiatives to strengthen the U.S.-Arab relationship and civil society in the Arab World. They turned to the Amr Group to get the job done. Speakers included Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alina Romanowski and Coordinator of the Arab Human Development Report Dr. Maen Nsour. See www.awsummit.org for more information about this ongoing and exciting process.

Save the Children, Jordan (2002- 2003)
Save the Children's Jordan office needed a rapid strategic analysis of the drivers of youth unemployment. The Amr Group to analyzed the situation and develop a project that would address the needs of the growing ranks of unemployed youth. We undertook an exhaustive analysis of the situation, interviewed NGOs and potential employers, and proposed creating an "Agency for Youth Skills and Employment", a concept which gained international acclaim and is now being launched.

Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars (2002- 2003)
When the Woodrow Wilson Center needed a thorough and comprehensive report drafted on their groundbreaking conference "NAFTA at 10: Progress, Potential and Precedents," they engaged the services of the Amr Group to get the job done. Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Mexican President Carlos Salinas and former U.S. President George Bush and dozens of scholars and practitioners gave extensive presentations at the event.

UNICEF Jordan (2001- 2002)
Every five years, UNICEF conducts a comprehensive review of the status of women, children and youth in countries around the world. The review is a high-profile, widely circulated assessment that is endorsed by both governments and UNICEF. The production of this report requires rigorous statistical analyses, masterful writing skills, and an ability to explain ideas to policy makers, journalists, and government officials. UNICEF Jordan turned to the Amr Group to produce this report in such a way that, while presenting an analysis of the problems facing women, children, and youth, it would spark action among stakeholders to work together to solve problems.

UNICEF Middle East and North Africa Regional Office (2001- 2002)
When UNICEF's Middle East and North Africa Regional Office needed three high-profile technical reports produced, they turned to the Amr Group to get the job done. The State of the Arab Child consolidated and analyzed the most up to date information on 22 Arab countries. The State of Children and Women in the Middle East and North Africa is a synthesis of end decade assessments by governments themselves on the status of children and women across the region. We also helped craft the media launch so that the report reached the widest audience of journalists and policy makers. The Regional Statistical Report of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2 (MICS2) synthesized regional technical surveys conducted in 2000 including two Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) into one comprehensive report. (Click on highlighted reports for a downloadable copy.)

   
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