This webinar discusses how Public Private Partnerships (PPP) can be a mode for infrastructure financing, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Topics to be covered include:
Trends in the MENA region on PPPs
Structuring considerations on PPP projects
Common pitfalls... read more
From Detroit to Lahore, most cities around the world are facing financing challenges. Bankruptcy, budget deficits, unmaintained infrastructure, declining quality of services and increasing urban poverty are unfortunately too common headlines. At the same time, the world is becoming more complex and... read more
In the frame of the Municipal Academy on Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness (May 24-28, 2015, Amman – Jordan) financial and municipal experts as well as participants representing municipalities in Jordan and the West Bank and Gaza, discuss the importance of municipal finance for municipal... read more
The Urbanization Knowledge Platform (UKP) for the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) stems from a partnership between Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the World Bank (WB), and the Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI). The Platform was officially launched on September 17-18,... read more
This course compiles knowledge and lessons learned during the design and implementation of investment plans funded through the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Scaling Up Renewable Energy... read more
Urban crime and violence constitute a serious impediment to economic and social development globally. In many urban centers across the world, high crime and violence rates are undermining growth, threatening human welfare and impeding social development.
Within this context, the aim of this course... read more
This World Bank e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants will learn, in particular, about planning and decision making under uncertainty and how to make their cities more resilient to climate change impacts and natural disasters. The course... read more
How can a city become a place where people are empowered, opportunities exist for all, and policies promote the well-being of its citizens? Can new technologies make governments more accountable to citizens? In this event, development leaders will discuss the transformative power of inclusive... read more
The MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform (MENA UKP) team is proud to release the second round of its six video blogs series on the resilience of cities in MENA and beyond.
These interviews see city leaders, decision-makers, development experts, academics, private sector representatives, from the... read more
Is Your City Ready To Become Resilient?
The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world.
We can't predict the next disruption or catastrophe. But... read more
New World Bank study
Do households living in climate-affected areas in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region believe that changes in climate patterns and their environment are taking place? Have households been affected by extreme weather events, and in that case to what extent and which... read more
World Bank Quick Note on the Impact of Weather Shocks on MENA Households
Introduction: Do households living in climate affected areas in the MENA region believe that changes in climate patterns and their environment are taking place? Have households been affected by extreme weather events, and if... read more
The MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform (MENA UKP) team is proud to launch a series of six video blogs on the resilience of cities in MENA and beyond.
These interviews see city leaders, decision-makers, development experts, academics, private sector representatives, from the MENA region and... read more
Thursday June 19 at 3:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium (to live stream on the day of the event, click here)
From Detroit to Lahore, cities face financing challenges. In an ever urbanizing world, cities are important for national... read more
Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling
This course has the following modules – (i) Introduction to Low Carbon Development Planning; (ii) Overview for Policymakers; (iii) Power; (iv) Household; (v) Transport - which introduce you to climate change mitigation, explore the concepts... read more