Are Females good Managers in MENA Countries? (MED Brief)
Jun 25, 2018 / Library
This policy brief tries to answer the important question of whether firms gain from women's participation in management positions. The debate on academic and policy levels has not reached a consensus regarding the existence of gender gaps in firm performance. This policy brief attempts to clarify some of the misconceptions associated with the idea...
Meeting the Development Challenge for Refugees and Hosts
Jun 25, 2018 / Highlight
As we mark World Refugee Day, we are reminded of the need to strengthen the global response to forced displacement. As part of this effort, teams across the World Bank Group are moving ahead, in areas where development approaches can make a difference in the long term—health, education, social protection, gender, jobs and economic opportunities,...
[Workshop] Financial Reforms’ Impact in Euro-Med Area
Jun 20, 2018 / Highlight
Senior policymakers from the Euro-Mediterranean area assembled to take stock of key financial sector reforms initiated in the postscript to the 2008 global financial crisis. The crisis highlighted and increased major shortcoming in capital adequacy and liquidity of banks. This, in turn, led to loss of investor confidence, the rise of...
Post crisis Bank Resolution Key challenges in FinSAC client countries: Pamela Lintner
IMPACT OF BANK REFORMS ON EUROMEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES:NABIL FELFEL
IMPACT OF FINANCIAL REFORMS IN THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN AREA: Program
[Photo Story] Jobs Changing Lives of Refugees and Locals in Sarhan, Jordan
Jun 19, 2018 / Blog entry
With the attendance of a committed group of 45 local governments’ representatives from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) organized a training workshop for the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) on strategic planning for local economic development. As part of the...
[Round Table] The Mediterranean at the Forefront of the Energy Transition
May 03, 2018 / Highlight
Aimed at enabling the EU to deliver on its Paris Agreement commitments and at implementing the Energy Union, the 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' (CE4ALL) Package has three main goals: putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers. By achieving these aims, the...
EU CLEAN ENERGY FOR ALL PACKAGE AND MEDITERRANEAN ELECTRICITY MARKET INTEGRATION
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[HMLN Webinar] Stakeholder Identification for Successful LED Planning
Apr 12, 2018 / Highlight
Building on the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN)’s learning requests, this Webinar will present the topic of stakeholder identification and engagement through both technical presentations and existing examples. The Webinar will also be a chance for HMLN members to get together, and a specific session will be devoted...
Local Economic Development in Crisis Context: Integrated International, National and Local Responses
[Workshop] EU Clean Energy Package and Mediterranean Electricity Market Integration
Mar 14, 2018 / Highlight
The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) launched, in November 2015, the Mediterranean Forum on Electricity and Climate Change, a permanent discussion platform among countries, international organisations, regulators and electricity companies. The purpose of the Forum is to raise awareness about the benefits of Mediterranean...
[Concept Note and Agenda] EU Clean Energy Package and Mediterranean Electricity Market Integration
“Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Host Communities” - Regional Capacity Building Workshop of the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network
Feb 23, 2018 / Highlight
In the context of the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN), the CMI organized a capacity building workshop on “Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Host Communities”, targeted at local government representatives, local economic development practitioners and experts.
The workshop took place on March...
Strategies for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts' Agenda
[Webinar] Strategies for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts
Feb 07, 2018 / Highlight
Context and Rationale
Forced displacement is among the most pressing challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean region. As after six years of Syrian conflict, 92% of refugees reside outside camps. Their socio-economic inclusion with regards to access to labor and income is still insufficient and may limit their contributions to host economies as...
Cycle Economique: The Power of Dialogue in the Face of Mediterranean Pressing Issues
Feb 05, 2018 / Highlight
The cycle économique discussion series is the result of a consensus between intellectuals from the two shores of the Mediterranean on the need for dialogue regarding the pressing issues faced by the whole region. It consists in a working group that engages in a series of meetings, over an extended period of time. The group discusses...
CMI in the Eyes of Its Members
Concept Note "Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development" Capacity Building Workshop
Summary of Discussion (English – Arabic)
The Expectations from Syrian Investors and the Benefits for Host Municipalities
التنمية الاقتصادية في بلدية السرحان
[Agenda] Launch of the Host Municipalities Network–Online Collaborative Platform Webinar on Private Sector Mobilization for Communities Hosting Refugees
Investment in Mobilization in Host Community
Another Side of the Story
Youth Cam: AlMaqarr, The Tale of Success Born Out of Hardships!
[Webinar] Private Sector Mobilization for Communities Hosting Refugees and Launch of the Host Municipalities Network Online Collaborative Platform
Oct 17, 2017 / Highlight
After six years of Syrian conflict, local governments hosting refugees are facing a number of challenges for securing the welfare of both their host and refugee communities. They are feeling the need to alleviate the existing pressure on and to reduce unemployment and competition over jobs between locals and Syrians, which can also...
Political Differences Aside, The Syrian Business Diaspora Unites for Refugees
Sep 26, 2017 / Blog entry
“It is possible!”. With these words and a lot of smiles, the first forum of the Syrian International Business Association (SIBA) ended. “SIBA” has made it possible to unite, promote and represent the voices of Syrian business men and women living abroad.
On July 12th and 13th 2017 and after several months of preparation, SIBA was...
MENA and Turkish Municipalities learning and Innovating in Response to the Refugee Crisis
Sep 26, 2017 / Blog entry
Over the five years of the Syrian conflict, municipalities of Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey hosting 89% of Syrian refugees have developed extraordinary resources and solutions to this humanitarian and developmental crisis. Today, some of them have surpassed their response towards strategizing on how to turn the burden into opportunities...