On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Process, this report examines the various dimensions of Mediterranean integration in today’s context and provides policy recommendations for enhancing Mediterranean integration, beyond trade agreements. The report suggests enhancing growth... more
This brief focuses on food insecurity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with specific examples from the South Mediterranean (Maghreb, Mashreq) countries, and on how it is aggravating during a global shock such as the Covid-19 pandemic. It examines the socio-economic situation on... more
Cette note de politique présente quelques résultats préliminaires de certaines études lancées récemment pour évaluer l’efficacité de la stratégie éducative d’e-learning, adoptée au milieu scolaire pour assurer la continuité pédagogique en période de crise. La fermeture des établissements... more
As the Covid-19 virus takes hold of countries all over the world, economies are falling into a deep recession. The recent World Economic Outlook by the World Bank forecasts that Turkey’s GDP is likely to contract by 5 % in 2020. Unlike this, the Minister of Finance and Treasury has recently... more
Several studies focusing on regional integration had pointed to the existence of a large untapped potential to increase trade flows of goods and services, as well as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and the mobility of people between the two shores of the Mediterranean.
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This essay by CMI Manager Blanca-Moreno Dodson, provides an insight on a forthcoming CMI report on the same topic. It advocates for trade liberalization, human capital development, and sectoral reforms which can bring Mediterranean countries closer together, especially now in times of COVID-19.... more
In the context of the UfM #Women4Mediterranean High-Level Conference (November 16 - 20, 2020), and as part of a high-level panel comprised of intergovernmental agencies and Mediterranean think tanks representatives, CMI Manager, Ms. Blanca Moreno-Dodson presented COVID-19 as both an urgent... more
Interviewed on "Cinco continentes" a program on the Spanish National Radio and Television (RNE No 5 and RTVE), CMI Manager Blanca-Moreno Dodson, lists a series of reforms and actions that should adopted at regional level in MENA to stimulate the economy and bridge the increasing socio-... more
This policy brief looks at the key socio-economic and political features of Lebanon, the drivers of its fragility exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the devastating explosion at Beirut’s port on August 4, 2020. This colossal explosion has exacerbated the impact of the ongoing pandemic and... more
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has not only led to human casualties but also generated a severe global economic downturn. Governments have responded with economic stimulus packages to mitigate the adverse effects of this downturn. In this paper, we analyze the economic policy responses adopted... more
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented shock in all areas of human activity. Although the pandemic is not over and a wide range of its impacts has not yet unfolded, governments are required to act promptly to diminish its negative consequences.
This brief discloses several keystones of... more