April 30, 2020

INTRODUCTION

The launch of microfinance in Yemen was intended to spur development in the Arab world’s least developed country. Following the unification of Yemen in 1990, the government faced perennial fiscal constraints, as the majority of the state budget was allocate...

April 1, 2020

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The fishing industry in Yemen faces many structural challenges that have limited its production and potential contribution to overall economic output. Development of the industry’s infrastructure, human capacity and regulation was already poor prior to...

February 5, 2020

كان المطلب المشترك بين بلدان الربيع العربي عام 2011 هو الدعوة إلى تحقيق العدالة والحرية، ولم تكن اليمن استثناء من ذلك. يُعد النظام القضائي في اليمن من بين أكثر الأنظمة القضائية فسادًا وضعفاً في الكفاءة في المنطقة، فعلى الرغم من أن الدستور اليمني يضمن نظريًا استقلالية ا...

January 16, 2020

This policy brief summarizes discussions regarding Yemen’s human capital at a “Rethinking Yemen’s Economy” workshop held in Amman, Jordan, on August 24-25, 2019. The workshop participants agreed that Yemen’s human capital accumulation has almost certainly regressed sin...

December 15, 2019

Tribal actors have historically played a crucial role in mediating disputes at the local level throughout Yemen. More than five years into Yemen’s brutal conflict, which has undermined executive authority across the country, Yemeni tribes are continuing to fill the sec...

November 25, 2019

A common demand among the Arab Spring countries in 2011 was the call for justice and freedom; Yemen was no exception. In fact, the judicial system in Yemen is among the most corrupt and inefficient systems in the region. Although Yemen’s Constitution theoretically guar...

October 2, 2019

For decades, Yemen has suffered from a fragile fiscal structure, given its overdependence on energy exports. Before the armed Houthi movement backed by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh took over the capital, Sana’a, in September 2014, the oil sector accounted for 25...

September 23, 2019

Yemen’s bloated public sector employment was a strain on the state budget prior to
the conflict, accounting for an average of 32 percent of government spending between 2001 and 2014. During the conflict, the warring parties have added large numbers of new employees to...

September 19, 2019

اجتمعت قيادات من المجتمع المدني والقطاع الخاص هذا الشهر في عمان-الأردن لعقد ورشة عمل حول بناء السلام على المستوى المحلي في تعز سعياً منهم لتعزيز الجهود المحلية للتخفيف من المعاناة الإنسانية في المحافظة. وتأتي هذه الورشة بتنظيم من مؤسسة ديب روت للاستشارات بالشراكة مع مب...

September 19, 2019

Yemeni civil society and private sector leaders gathered in Amman this month for a workshop on grassroots peacebuilding in Taiz, seeking to enhance local efforts to alleviate the humanitarian suffering in the governorate. DeepRoot convened the workshop with its impleme...