Background & Context
On 27th August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a Mediterranean summit penciled for 23rd and 24th June 2019 in Marseille, France: the Summit of the Two Shores of the Western Mediterranean. This high-level meeting will bring together Heads of State/... read more
The World Bank, the French Development Agency and the Center for Mediterranean Integration organized a regional knowledge sharing and capacity building workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of employment and Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) programs.
The workshop, which was... read more
June 15, 2015, Marseille, France
The CMI-World Bank Community of Practice on Employment and Safety Nets held its eighth virtual workshop involving nine countries from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories,... read more
As part of the CMI Employment and Social Protection Program and the MENA CoP on employment and Social Safety Nets (SSN), the World Bank together with the AFD organized a knowledge sharing and capacity building activity on the establishment of integrated Social Protection (SP) systems.... read more
More than 20 percent of youth in Lebanon is unemployed, and more than 40 percent of educated young people leave the country within five years after graduation. Lebanon, like many countries in the Mediterranean, suffers a severe mismatch of skills between demands of the market place and low quality... read more
In the aftermath of the so-called “jasmine revolution”, Tunisian authorities are seeking the most effective mechanisms to reduce social pressure and quickly boost the economy. Despite many public announcements, the Tunisian government, as the governments of the region, is struggling to find... read more
Employment is amongst the most daunting challenges facing Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries, where around 30% of population is under the age of 15.
30 to 40 million jobs will have to be created over the next 20 years to maintain the current rate of employment, which is already quite low... read more
Unlocking the potential for job creation and renewing the social contract are challenges the MENA region is currently facing. Virtually every country suffers from high unemployment, which mostly affects the young, the educated and women. The revolutions across the region were a reminder that... read more