- Implement freedom of expression, press, religion, business, etc.
- Reduce government (and the army) to the smallest possible size.
- Distribute as much wealth (esp. oil revenue) as possible to citizens.
- Use a broad tax base (e.g., property) without exemptions to fund a broad safety net (e.g., health) that's centrally funded but not centrally-operated.
Many of the problems in these countries can be traced to corruption related to capturing money; see, e.g., Iran, Iraq, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Congo, China, and others... Countries without strong central control -- India -- or resource pools -- Turkey -- tend to be less corrupt. Strong institutions (Norway) or lucky dictators (Singapore) can deliver results, but don't bet on it.
Bottom Line: The revolution will succeed when it makes the average person's life better, not if new crooks replace old crooks.