[Interview] Jordan Response Strategy for the Syrian Refugees Crisis
Feb 25, 2016 / Library
Dr Mukhallad Omari, Director of Policy Division, Ministry of International Planning and Cooperation, Jordan explains the current state of the refugee crisis and its impact on Jordan. Interview conducted by Wahiba Khaddash for Monte Carlo Doualiya in Arabic.
[Virtual Workshop] Tunisia’s Participatory Service Delivery for Reintegration
Feb 24, 2016 / Library
Tunisia, Morocco and Lebanon employment and social safety nets practitioners discuss a successful participatory service delivery project implemented in Tunisia for the reintegration of the least privileged and the low skilled.
[Proceedings] Launch of the Joint WB/UNHCR Report: “The Welfare of Syrian Refugees. Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon” - Cross-Regional Learning Event between the Mashreq and Europe on Hosting Refugees
[Interview] New Joint Financing Initiative to Mobilize Support for Refugees, Recovery, and Reconstruction in MENA
Feb 23, 2016 / Library
The Middle East and North Africa region could remain trapped in a cycle of instability without the resources to manage the current consequences of conflict and seize opportunities for peace as soon as they arise. To meet the scale of the need, the World Bank Group, United Nations and the Islamic Development Bank Group have launched a new financing...
Projet de prestation de services participatifs pour la reintegration a medenine et tataouine
[VIRTUAL WORKSHOP] Tunisia’s Participatory Service Delivery for Reintegration
Feb 22, 2016 / Highlight
In order to ensure a constant follow-up to the face-to-face trainings and knowledge activities provided within the Community of Practice on Employment and Social Safety Nets, virtual workshops are organized regularly, thus creating a space for practitioners from the region to share their operational experience, knowledge, and best practices on...
The Syrian Refugee Crisis in the Medium-Term: What Solutions are Possible?
Launch of WB/UNHCR Report: “The Welfare of Syrian Refugees: Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon”
Feb 15, 2016 / Highlight
Cross-Regional Learning Event between the Mashreq and Europe on Hosting Refugees
Logistics and Registration
Date: February 15, 2015 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Venue: Paris, France, AFD's Auditorium Nelson Mandela, Batiment Mistral, 3 place Louis Armand, 75012 Paris (access map).
Capacity limit to the event is reached and registration is closed....
Overview: 2016 Syria Humanitarian Response Plan and 2016 - 2017 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan
Feb 12, 2016 / Library
This report is a comprehensive coverage backed with statistics of how five years of intensifying conflict in Syria have precipitated the greatest humanitarian crisis witnessed in generations and how the situation has worsened over the course of the past year. Humanitarian and protection needs have reached unprecedented levels and are projected to...
Economic Effects of War and Peace in the Middle East and North Africa
Feb 12, 2016 / Library
Key Messages: English / French / Arabic.
The World Bank’s latest Quarterly Economic Brief for MENA has revised estimates of economic growth in MENA, at 2.6 percent in 2015, falling short of expectations from the 2.8 percent predicted in October. Being constrained by war, terrorism and to some extent cheap oil, short term growth...
Supporting Syria and the Region Donors’ Conference in London
Feb 08, 2016 / Highlight
Syria is the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Billions of dollars in international aid are needed to support people caught up in the conflict.
The Supporting Syria and the Region conference brought together world leaders from around the globe to rise to the challenge of raising the money needed to help millions of people whose lives have been...
White Paper “The Syrian Refugee Crisis in the Medium-Term: What Next?”
Why MENA Needs a New Social Contract
In Pictures: Syrian Refugees Living in Jordan and Lebanon
Jan 06, 2016 / Library
Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, over 6.5 million of the country’s people have been internally displaced and almost 4.4 million are registered refugees, which amounts to about half of Syria’s pre-crisis population. Nearly 1.7 million people have fled to neighboring Jordan and Lebanon. Prior to becoming refugees, many had suffered repeated...
The Welfare of Syrian Refugees and the Way Forward
Jan 06, 2016 / Blog entry
The Syrian crisis has now become one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time. The numbers are staggering. About half of the Syrian pre-conflict population has been displaced, over 200,000 people have been killed, millions of Syrians have been injured or traumatized and millions more have fled to neighboring countries and elsewhere. Yet, we...
Energizing our Green Future
Oct 06, 2015 / Blog entry
As world leaders come together at the UN General Assembly to adopt new sustainable development goals, climate change activists gear up for Climate Week in New York City and the Pope brings his message to the United Nations, a shared vision of our future is coming into clear focus.
If we are to eradicate poverty, we need to tackle climate...
L’eau en Afrique : à Quel Prix?
Facing Water Scarcity in the Mediterranean
Jul 31, 2015 / Library
Pressure on water resources has reached critical levels in many countries in the Mediterranean Basin. Sophisticated water mobilization strategies have been implemented but physical, financial and environmental constraints linked to such supply-side approach demonstrate that better management of already mobilized water is necessary. Acting upon...
Resilience, Equity and Opportunity: The World Bank’s Social Protection and Labor Strategy 2012 - Report
Apr 03, 2015 / Program
The World Bank.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Insufficient scientific science-based understanding of the nature and magnitude of development impacts of climate change in the region
Insufficient consideration of regional based publications in Climate change...
Apr 03, 2015 / Program
The World Bank.
Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE).
Energy Efficiency efforts are too limited in the region while the energy demand is rising substantially in the region.
Existing Solutions and good practice are not sufficiently shared to inform policy...
Une introduction aux filets sociaux de sécurité dans les économies de transition
Inclusion and Resilience SSN MENA WB 2012 Overview
Towards Green Growth in Mediterranean Countries - Full Report
ILO UNDP report 2012 inclusive growth
Towards Green Growth in Mediterranean Countries - Overview
Ten Years after Morocco’s Family Code Reforms: Are Gender Gaps Closing?
May 13, 2014 / Blog entry
By Paul Scott Prettitore*
Family Code Reforms Set Grounds for Gender Equality
In 2004, the Government of Morocco made major amendments to its Family Code, known as the Moudawana. These reforms addressed two key aspects of gender inequality. The first was that husbands and wives were provided ‘joint responsibility’ in family matters, making...
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...