Forced Displacement: Toward a Development Approach Supporting Refugees, the Internally Displaced and Their Hosts
Sep 26, 2016 / Library
One global issue at the forefront of World Bank Group work this year and beyond is the forced displacement of people and its impact on ending extreme poverty. Forcibly Displaced: Toward a Development Approach Supporting Refugees, the Internally Displaced, and Their Hosts, prepared by The World Bank Group and the United Nations High Commissioner...
Digital Technologies for Economic Development in the Mediterranean
Sep 26, 2016 / MDF
Starts: Nov 4, 2016 Ends: Nov 4, 2016
Location: Villa Méditerranée, Marseille, France
A multi-partner dialogue to try to answer the following questions: What is the impact of digital technologies on economic development? How can digital technologies provide solutions to operational improvements to promote growth, employment and fight...
Young, Loud and Clear
Jul 20, 2016 / Library
In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), being young is a superpower. It is the youth who have started revolutions, led their countries to freedom and made history. In this set of videos, ten of the region’s most aspiring youth speak about their generation’s achievements, challenges, dreams and legacy.
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Refugees in Lebanon: Challenge or Opportunity?
Jun 22, 2016 / Blog entry
A l’heure où l’Europe cherche à restreindre l’accès de son territoire aux réfugiés, un soutien renforcé aux pays limitrophes de la Syrie paraît indispensable. Ce soutien doit répondre aux besoins vitaux des personnes fuyant...
Sustainable Urban Transport - Middle East and North Africa - Issue #1
Jun 22, 2016 / Library
First Webinar organized by the Community of Practice for Sustainable Urban Transport : How to implement a mass transport project?
Monday, July 18, 2016
Rabat 10:00 / 11:00 Algiers, Tunis / Paris 12:00 / 13h00 Beirut
The implementation of mass transit projects includes difficult challenges for many southern cities in the Mediterranean. With...
Community of Practice on Sustainable Urban Transport
Jun 22, 2016 / Program
Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, West Bank and Gaza, and also Libya, Syria and other MENA countries
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
CODATU (Cooperation for Urban Mobility in the Developing World)
CEREMA (Center for Studies and Expertise on Risks,...
Survey Findings: Challenges and Achievements facing Municipalities Hosting Refugees in the Middle East and Turkey
Summary Note: Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis
The Implications of Displaced Children Not Receiving an Adequate Education
Jun 09, 2016 / Blog entry
The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, conducted an interview with Dr. Dawn Chatty, an Emeritus University Professor in Anthropology and Forced Migration and former director of the Refugee Studies Centre in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, UK, on the sidelines of the workshop about refugees’...
Press Release: Mediterranean Municipalities at the Forefront of The Refugee Crisis: Peer-To-Peer Learning Workshop for Communities Hosting Refugees
University Governance Changing the Higher Education Paradigm in MENA
May 27, 2016 / Blog entry
Lorsque l’on entend parler pour la première fois de « gouvernance universitaire », beaucoup de questions viennent à l’esprit. S’agit-il de la supervision exercée par l’État ou de ses interventions dans les activités des universités? S’agit-il du mode de gestion des universités? Est-ce l’équivalent de la «gouvernance d’entreprise» dans la sphère...
Building on the Work of others Makes Sense, Especially in the MENA Higher Education Sector
May 26, 2016 / Blog entry
Ces vingt dernières années, le paysage de l’enseignement supérieur dans la région du Moyen-Orient et de l’Afrique du Nord (MENA) a connu des évolutions remarquables. On a assisté à l’augmentation du nombre des établissements et des effectifs étudiants ainsi qu’à l’instauration d’instances et de mesures réglementaires, mais aussi à l’apparition de...
How Can Municipalities Be Supported in Their Response to the Refugee Crisis?
May 19, 2016 / Highlight
[Summary Report] UCLG MEWA Congress and Peer-learning Visit of Mashreq Mayors to Gaziantep Municipality
Between the 19th to the 21st of April, 2016 the United Cities and Local Governments, Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) organized its annual congress in Gaziantep, Turkey, with the focus on the refugee crisis. The event addressed how...
Mainstreaming Environment on Demand
May 11, 2016 / Blog entry
Plan Bleu, one of CMI’s partners, has recently finalized the Regional governance and knowledge generation project (ReGoKo), on behalf of Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Palestine. Running from January 2012 to October 2015, the GEF-funded initiative fostered the integration of environmental issues into sectoral and development policies of...
[Regional Workshop] Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis - Agenda
[Regional Workshop] Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis
May 02, 2016 / Highlight
Event organized by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the World Bank Group, and support by other partners (IRC, GIZ, UCLG-MEWA).
Municipalities in the Mediterranean are at the forefront in providing assistance to migrants and refugees. While 60% of worldwide refugees live in cities, this figure amounts to...
[Workshop Video] Launch of WB/UNHCR Report: “The Welfare of Syrian Refugees: Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon”
Apr 29, 2016 / Highlight
Senior governmental representatives, World Bank specialists and United Nations officials as well as members from the civil society gathered in Paris for a cross-regional exchange between Middle Eastern and European countries hosting refugees, on the analytical findings, and policy implications, of the World Bank/UNHCR study “The Welfare of Syrian...
International Community Endorses New Financing Initiative to Support Refugees, Host Communities, Recovery and Reconstruction in the Middle East and North Africa
Apr 27, 2016 / Highlight
Eight nations and the European Commission pledged a package of more than US$1 billion -- US$141 million in grants, US$1 billion in soft loans, US$500 million in guarantees – to a World Bank-led financing initiative in support of Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon, as well as recovery and reconstruction across the...
A Future in the Balance
Apr 27, 2016 / Library
This study conducted in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI) aimed to better understand the needs, aspirations and challenges faced by displaced and local community youth aged between 15 and 24. The findings of this research confirmed that across the Middle East a whole generation of young people from Syria and refugee-...
Struggles of a Syrian Refugee Family in Lebanon
Apr 25, 2016 / Library
Ammouna and Fayad Selloum are among more than 1 million Syrians who have fled war in their country for neighboring Lebanon. While the couple and their four children struggle with their loss and try to rebuild their lives, the Lebanese are also under stress. The World Bank is working to find sustainable solutions for both refugees and their hosts.
Economic Costs to Lebanon from Climate Change: A First Look
The Welfare of Syrian Refugees: Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon
The Syrian Humanitarian Disaster: Disparities in Perceptions, Aspirations and Behavior in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey
Lebanon Response Plan 2016
UNHCR Syrian Refugee Portal Infographic: Lebanon
The Repercussions of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Lebanon: the Challenge of Providing Services and Creating Jobs
Migration Initiatives 2015 - Middle East and North Africa
Refugee Economies: Rethinking Popular Assumptions
3RP Regional Guidance Kit for Planning 2016
Right to a Future-Joint Agency Briefing Paper