[Workshop] Mobilizing Middle East and North Africa Diaspora for Global Integration, Investment, and Knowledge Transfer
May 05, 2015 / Highlight
The World Bank and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) organize the first regional MENA diaspora workshop to be held in Marseille, France, on May 29th, 2015.
The workshop brings together policy makers, development actors and members of diaspora from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to discuss how to best mobilize the...
Trade and Economic Integration
Mar 31, 2015 / Program
The World Bank
The European Union (EU), the United States, and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). Also, IPEMED (Economic Foresight Institute for the Mediterranean Region); KNOMAD (Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development); Tunisia School of Business; Mediterranean School of Business; local...
World Bank, 2011. Barriers to Trade and FDI for Maghreb Countries: A Firm Level Perspective
Levant Initiative Implementation Action Plan (new)
Over the Horizon - Key Messages
Cost of Non Integration in Maghreb
World Bank, 2014. Over the Horizon: A New Levant (Executive Summary)
World Bank MNA Quick Note, 2014. Over the Horizon: A New Levant
Over The Horizon: A New Levant - Executive Summary
CMI, World Bank, Islamic Development Bank, 2012. From Political to Economic Awakening in the Arab World : The Path of Economic Integration - Deauville Partnership Report on Trade and Foreign Direct Investment
World Bank, 2010. Trade Competitiveness of the Middle East and North Africa Policies for Export Diversification
Levant Initiative Implementation Action Plan
Interview with World Bank on regional integration in MENA. Cash & Trade, April 2014
Copenhagen Business Schoool, 2008. Explaining FDI Performances of Maghreb Countries. The cases of Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria: Trade Pattern and Investment policies.
World Bank, 2014. Over the Horizon: A New Levant
Report "Over The Horizon A New Levant"
David Laborde, IFPRI, 2014. Le Coût de la Non Intégration Economique de l’Union du Maghreb Arabe
World Bank, 2014. Over the Horizon: A New Levant (Key Messages)
World Bank, 2006. Is There A New Vision For Maghreb Economic Integration?
Interview with World Bank Morocco Country Manager on Maghreb Integration. February 2014, in Arabic, English and French
Conference Information Note - Arabic
Consultations with MENA Diaspora on their Contributions to their Countries of Origin (Part 2)
Jan 23, 2015 / Highlight
January 23 and 26, 2015 – Paris, France
The World Bank/CMI MENA integration program partnered with IPEMED and organized focus group discussions with Moroccan and Algerian members of diaspora, to investigate instruments contributing to the economic development of their countries of origin, thus enhancing regional and global integration...
A New Look at Levant Peace and Prosperity
Oct 16, 2014 / Highlight
When you look at countries like Syria, Iraq and Egypt, do you see troubled institutions and civil discord? We see youth, resources and potential. If private and public sectors work together now to build a stronger Levant, then prosperity could forge a lasting peace.
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Beyond Remittances: How 11 Million Migrants from the Arab World can Impact Development
Oct 16, 2014 / Blog entry
By Mariem Mezghenni Malouche
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has a large diaspora. According to the latest United Nations estimates, 11 million citizens from the MENA countries lived abroad in 2013. Many of the members of this group hold prominent positions in their adopted countries. They have the potential to contribute to the...
Live Discussion on the Untapped Potential for Economic Integration in the Levant
Jun 11, 2014 / Highlight
Join us for a lively discussion from the Regional Conference on Economic Integration in Beirut on the findings and recommendations of the World Bank study “Over the Horizon: A New Levant.”
Representatives from the private sector in the Levant will discuss the potentials for and barriers to deeper regional integration in goods and services trade....
Take the Poll! MENA Citizens Living Abroad: How Would You Like to Contribute to the Economic Development of Your Country of Origin?
Jun 04, 2014 / Highlight
The MENA integration team at the World Bank is reaching out to MENA citizens living abroad to get their views of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) citizens living abroad on how they would like to contribute to the economic development of their country of origin. The findings from this survey will provide a better understanding of the MENA...
High Level Seminar: “Non-Performing Loans Work-Outs and Bank Resolution in Euro-Mediterranean Countries: What Worked? What Did Not?”