Interview with World Bank Morocco Country Manager on Maghreb Integration. February 2014, in Arabic, English and French
Conference Information Note - Arabic
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
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...
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...
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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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?”
Implementation Action Plan of the New Levant Initiative
Jun 02, 2014 / Highlight
The implementation action plan, as endorsed by policy-makers in the region, provides policy solutions to address constraints related to regional trade in goods and services, and investment.
Economic Integration in Maghreb
Jun 02, 2014 / 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...
The New Levant Declaration
Jun 02, 2014 / Highlight
The Levant Declaration is one of the outputs of the New Levant Conference. The Declaration summarizes the decisions taken during the conference.
Report “Over the Horizon: A New Levant”
Jun 02, 2014 / Highlight
Complementarities between Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories are significant, pointing at substantial potential welfare gains from increased trade and investments and economic integration. This group of seven countries, defined as the “New Levant” for the purposes of this study, appears to be well...