A key lesson of the global financial crisis is the need for central banks and supervisory authorities to better integrate a macro perspective into regulatory and supervisory policies. Financial stability not only depends on effective micro-prudential regulation and supervision but also... read more
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has long struggled to generate enough quality jobs for its large and increasingly educated workforce, but this can be turned around. Governments can make significant strides in job creation by reforming policies used to protect politically connected... read more
The World Bank and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) organize the first regional MENA diaspora workshop to be held in Marseille, France, on May 29th, 2015.
The workshop brings together policy makers, development actors and members of diaspora from the Middle East and North Africa (... read more
The European Investment Bank (EIB), through the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the UN ESCWA Technology centre, the ISESCO in their joint efforts to promote science and technology parks in the MENA region will organize in cooperation with El-Gazala ... read more
As part of the workshop on "Sustainable cities and territories" organized by the AVItem and IPEMED in the context of the MEDCOP21, the Mediterranean Civil Society Forum Laying Ground for Paris Climate 2015, a call for papers was launched... read more
On the southern shore of the Mediterranean, cities grow fast and create high expectations amongst the population, in particular with regards to public services’ provision and social infrastructures. Faced with the need to master increasingly complex tasks in a short period of time, cities can... read more
This World Bank e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants will learn, in particular, about planning and decision making under uncertainty and how to make their cities more resilient to climate change impacts and natural disasters. The course... read more
As part of its work on the Mediterranean diaspora, the World Bank and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) consults Egyptian nationals abroad living abroad about instruments they would like to use to contribute to the economic development of their country of origin.
A... read more
The 23rd of March, 2015 marked the beginning of knowledge exchanges organized by the World Bank, Agence Française de Développement (AfD) and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI). This activity was related to the establishment of Integrated Social Protection Systems.
The target... 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
The World Bank is organizing a women risk management start-up competition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This competition is a public-private partnership between the World Bank, the IFC, MIT Enterprise Forum, IE Business School, Johnson and Johnson, Arab Urban... read more
February 2-4, 2015 – Berlin, Germany
GIZ/CMI experts working on the CoMun program attended the annual German-Maghreb Dialogue on Urban Development, organized by the GIZ. Some 100 participants (including representatives from the Maghreb region and Germany, central governments, associations,... read more
In 2030, North-African coastal cities will be home to 100 million people, these cities are also exposed to serious risks of natural disasters, such as flash floods, landslides, coastal erosion, water scarcity and earthquakes, most of which will be intensified by climate change in the coming decades... read more
January 23 and 26, 2015 – Paris, France
The World Bank/CMI MENA integration program partnered with IPEMED and organized focus group discussions with Moroccan and Algerian members of diaspora, to investigate instruments contributing to the economic development of their countries of... read more