First Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness Academy in the Middle East and North Africa Region
Sep 17, 2015 / Program
The World Bank and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), in partnership with several development institutions as well as with the Government of Jordan and the Palestinian Authority, are organizing a 5-day intensive training on Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness from May 24-28, 2015 in Amman, Jordan.
The training aims to...
High-Level Workshop - "The Evolving Regional Urban Agenda: Focus on Municipal Finance"
Sep 17, 2015 / Program
The World Bank and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) are organizing the workshop: Urbanization Knowledge Exchange to Support MENA Stakeholders "The Evolving Regional Urban Agenda: Focus on Municipal Finance" in Rabat, Morocco on March 18-19, 2013.
The workshop brings together mayors and urban development leaders from Egypt, Jordan,...
[High-Level Workshop] Launch of the MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform
Sep 17, 2015 / Highlight
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, 2012, during a high-level workshop entitled “...
Rapport du forum – L’employabilité des jeunes au Liban : le rôle de la formation professionnelle et de l’entrepreneuriat
Urban Mobility in Mediterranean Cities: Feedback & Perspectives
Jul 31, 2015 / Highlight
The program « Sustainable Urban Transport » of the CMI, coordinated and funded by the AFD, that delegated implementation to CODATU, started in 2010 with an inaugural conference in Damascus (Syria).
In its first phase the program activity has consisted mainly in the organization of regional seminars and thematic workshops (Damascus...
Qui paie quoi en matière de transport urbain ? Guide de bonnes pratiques
Jul 31, 2015 / Library
Le présent “Guide de bonnes pratiques de financement du transport urbain” met en relief, sans prétendre à l’exhaustivité, des expériences significatives de mobilisation des principales possibilités de financement du secteur. Il s’agit ainsi de fournir une base de référence à tout décideur, du Sud comme du Nord, qui serait amené à participer à la...
Representatives from 20 Jordanian Municipalities to participate to an upcoming Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness Academy in Jordan
May 05, 2015 / Blog entry
By Ghada A. Shaqour*
Administratively, Jordan’s intergovernmental system is divided into three tiers - central, provincial (governorate) and local (municipal) levels. At the local level, 100 municipalities exist today and are governed by elected municipal councils. They were assigned over 39 different functional responsibilities, but many of...
Representatives from 15 Municipalities in West Bank and Gaza to participate to an upcoming Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness Academy in Jordan
May 05, 2015 / Blog entry
By Dana Almubaied*
In the West Bank and Gaza, Local Government Units (LGUs) have a long history - some were created as early as the second half of the 19th century. With increasing political and geographical fragmentation over the last two decades, LGUs have gained paramount importance providing services to the local population, particularly in...
Safer Homes, Stronger Communities
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MENA Decision Makers Discuss Challenges Facing Their Cities (Rabat, March 2013)
Maroc: "Quelle feuille de route pour l’économie fondée sur la connaissance ?" (fr)
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Session 3 - Schnarwiler Reto - Disaster Risk Financing
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Conclusions of the workshop
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