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Aug 08, 2013 / Program
Launch of the Global Innovation Index 2013 - The Local Dynamics of Innovation.  This GII 2013 report contains Chapter 6:  Local Innovation Dynamics: Examples and Lessons from the Arab world, by Jean-Eric Aubert, Tamer Taha, and Anuja Utz, CMI, 2013. Full report available... read more
Jul 30, 2013 / Program
The CMI and EIB, in collaboration with the Beirut office of the Junior Chamber International (NGO), organized a workshop on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” at the Darwazah Center for Innovation. The workshop aimed to enhance collaboration and the transfer of knowledge and best practices among... read more
Jun 19, 2013 / Program
Anuja Utz, CMI Task Team Leader and main contributor to the report said its approach reflects the rich differences in challenges and opportunities across the MENA region. “Given the diversity of the Arab world, the study does not provide a cookie-cutter approach.” she said. “It offers examples of... read more
Jun 19, 2013 / Program
The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) is organizing a workshop to launch the AFD-World Bank report "Climate Change and Migration: Evidence from the Middle East and North Africa". This report is the main output of a research project launched in 2010 and follows two previous workshops held... read more
Jun 16, 2013 / Program
The World Bank organized a study tour to Australia aiming to expose participating officials from the MENA region to the Australian experience regarding Employment Policies and Social Safety Nets. This visit was part of the activities of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Community... read more
Jun 15, 2013 / Program
Knowledge has always been central to development. To cope with the daunting challenges they face, particularly the need to create jobs and to develop more productive economies, Arab countries would do well to embrace a strategy for a knowledge-and innovation-driven economy. This is the main issue... read more
Jun 15, 2013 / Program
Two years on, post-Arab spring democracies debate courses of action that must deliver results to their people, against a backdrop of heightened expectations. Perhaps no issue is more pressing than the improvement of government accountability and ensuring full respect of citizens' rights - with... read more
Jun 15, 2013 / Program
On April 5, Inger Andersen, World Bank Vice President for the MENA region and Tara Vishwanath, World Bank Lead Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management group, were at the CMI to present the report “Opening Doors: Gender Equality and Development in the Middle East and North... read more
Jun 14, 2013 / Program
  In the aftermath of the so-called “jasmine revolution”, Tunisian authorities are seeking the most effective mechanisms to reduce social pressure and quickly boost the economy. Despite many public announcements, the Tunisian government, as the governments of the region, is struggling to find... read more
Jun 10, 2013 / Program
In order to ensure a constant follow-up to the face-to-face trainings and knowledge activities provided within the Community of Practice on Employment and Social Safety Nets, the World Bank organized a set of virtual workshops. This workshop focused on regional best practices for the implementation... read more
May 28, 2013 / Program
The World Bank organized a learning visit to Georgia. The aim of this visit was to explore and expose the Georgian experience to the MENA region participants so they could learn from it.  This visit was part of the activities of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Community of... read more
May 22, 2013 / Program
Adaptation to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Greater Tunis Tunis, May 9, 2012 This workshop is the third step of a long dissemination process of the results of the regional study in Tunisia, the first one being the national workshop that was organized at the end of phase 1, and the... read more
May 21, 2013 / Program
Involving Algeria's civil society and local governments for increasing the city's resilience The first awareness meeting based on phase 1 of the study on “Adaptation to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Algiers”, financed by CDC and co-led by CDC and World Bank in the framework of CMI'... read more
Apr 25, 2013 / Program
As a follow up to demand from the Moroccan Ministry of Economy and Finance, the CMI organized a national consultation:  "Un nouveau modèle de développement pour le Maroc: Quelle feuille de route pour l’économie fondée sur la connaissance?" on April 9 at ISESCO HQ in Rabat.  This high level... read more
Apr 24, 2013 / Program
BASEL, Switzerland January 22, 2013 – Rapid urbanization can hold long-term economic, social and environmental promise for developing countries if investments made now in infrastructure, housing and public services are efficient and sustainable, the World Bank says in a new report “Planning,... read more

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