Case study

Quality of engineers for Multinational Enterprises (MNE’s)

Skills gap between recent graduate and MNE outsourcing job market needs

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A brief analysis on the failure to graduate quality software engineers in Palestine which has a direct impact on scaling the software outsourcing as well as attracting more Diaspora offshoring investment models.

Several studies have highlighted the strong potential growth of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt).

The ICT sector activities are partially impeded by a number of external constraints (mainly the Israeli-imposed constraints on ICT infrastructure and connectivity, and also the higher risk factors that the occupation presents on doing business in the oPt). However, the ICT sector is also constrained by internal gaps such as underdevelopment of the supporting ecosystem, supporting functions, policies, standards and legislation as well as the lack of quality of the education system.