Jan Claudius Völkel

Jan Claudius Völkel is Visiting Professor and DAAD Long-Term Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University. He is the Regional Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa for the Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI) and author of the BTI 2016 MENA Regional Report


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A Last day of Hajj - all pilgrims leaving Mina, many already in Mecca for farewell circumambulation of Kaaba
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Hiring Bullies as Bouncers

Facing record immigration numbers, the European Union has started to look into closer cooperation with governments in Africa. In the Khartoum Process, the EU intends to set the fox to keep the geese, as it is those governments’ actions that people are trying to run away from. This article is part of our “Migration & […]

The BTI team: Sabine Donner, Hauke Hartmann, Sabine Steinkamp & Robert Schwarz (from left to right) © Bock & Gärtner

The Frog Jumps out of the Well

Tunisia, the BTI’s most-improved in democratic transformation (jumping from rank 100 in the BTI 2012 to rank 64 in the BTI 2014), has managed its transformation process like the frog who made it out of the well by taking two steps forward and one step back. After approving the constitution and establishing a new caretaker […]