Embracing Skilled Migration: Global Skills Partnerships to Solve Global Skills Shortages
May 02, 2014 / Blog entry
This article is the third in a 3 part blog series on brain drain in the context of international labor mobility. Its aim is to question the conventional wisdom and help devise win-win solutions to age old problems.
By Manjula Luthria*
Earlier in this series we marked the omnipresent concern about brain drain and noted that because the term...
New WB Health Nutrition and Population strategy in the Middle East and North Africa: “Fairness and Accountability” (2013-2018)
Sep 11, 2013 / Highlight
A symposium on Health, Nutrition and Population Sector strategy for MENA took place on Friday July 5, 2013 at the Villa Valmer in Marseilles, France.
Mats Karlsson, CMI Director, opened the symposium by outlining the existing trends of population dynamism in the current context of regional political turmoil. The heightened aspirations for a...
MENApolis Tool Training Session (Tunis)
Aug 14, 2013 / Highlight
Upon the request of the Direction de l'Urbanisme, of the Ministry of Public Facilities, a training session was organized, dedicated to technical staff from a broad range of Tunisian institutions responsible for urban planning.
Justice Sector Services
Aug 14, 2013 / MDF
Towards more justice for disadvantaged people: count on civil society
Two years on, post-Arab spring democracies debate courses of action that must deliver results to their people, against a backdrop of heightened expectations. Perhaps no issue is more pressing than the improvement of government accountability and ensuring full respect of citizens...
Opening Doors: Gender Equality in the Middle East and North Africa
Jun 15, 2013 / Highlight
On April 5, Inger Andersen, World Bank Vice President for the MENA region and Tara Vishwanath, World Bank Lead Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management group, were at the CMI to present the report “Opening Doors: Gender Equality and Development in the Middle East and North Africa”.
The report identifies a whole set of...
Open Government Initiative
Feb 20, 2013 / Program
The World Bank.
Droit et Justice (Moroccan Non-Governmental Organization); Lebanese Organization for Studies and Training; Justice Center for Legal Aid (Jordan); Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ); Open Society Institute; UK Consultation Institute;...
MENApolis Workshop - Tunis
Feb 20, 2013 / Highlight
The MENApolis project is a prospective study showing urban sprawl and demographic trends in Mediterranean cities, available on Google Earth and Google Map.
It shows urban population figures from 1960 to 2010, and it makes use of statistical and spatial data as well as of satellite imagery to predict urbanization trends by 2030.
Thus, the study...
Employment and Social Protection
Jan 08, 2013 / Program
French Development Agency (AFD), The World Bank.
International Labor Organization (ILO) and European Training Foundation (ETF), an agency of the European Union.
Low job creation in MENA and high unemployment rates for young, women and graduates.
Mismatch between labor market needs and skills as developed...