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Sep 05, 2014 / Program
Is Your City Ready To Become Resilient?   The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world.   We can't predict the next disruption or catastrophe. But... read more
Sep 05, 2014 / Program
New World Bank study Do households living in climate-affected areas in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region believe that changes in climate patterns and their environment are taking place? Have households been affected by extreme weather events, and in that case to what extent and which... read more
Sep 05, 2014 / Program
World Bank Quick Note on the Impact of Weather Shocks on MENA Households Introduction: Do households living in climate affected areas in the MENA region believe that  changes in climate patterns and their environment are taking place? Have households been affected by extreme weather events, and if... read more
Sep 03, 2014 / Program
The European Investment Bank (EIB) through the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), in collaboration with ISESCO and UN-ESCWA Technology Center, organized a regional experts’ meeting on the 19th  and 20th  November 2014 at the League of The Arab States (LAS) in Cairo, Egypt. This meeting... read more
Jul 31, 2014 / Program
The MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform (MENA UKP) team is proud to launch a series of six video blogs on the resilience of cities in MENA and beyond.   These interviews see city leaders, decision-makers, development experts, academics, private sector representatives, from the MENA region and... read more
Jul 07, 2014 / Program
Thursday June 19 at 3:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium (to live stream on the day of the event, click here) From Detroit to Lahore, cities face financing challenges. In an ever urbanizing world, cities are important for national... read more
Jul 07, 2014 / Program
Ankara, Turkey   The CMI and the EIB, in collaboration with the ISESCO and the UN-ESCWA Technology Centre, are organising a regional workshop about the contribution of the Quadruple Helix actors to knowledge transfer within Science and Technology Parks (STPs) on June 16th-18th, 2014 in Ankara,... read more
Jun 11, 2014 / Program
Join us for a lively discussion from the Regional Conference on Economic Integration in Beirut on the findings and recommendations of the World Bank study “Over the Horizon: A New Levant.” Representatives from... read more
Jun 04, 2014 / Program
The MENA integration team at the World Bank is reaching out to MENA citizens living abroad to get their views of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) citizens living abroad on how they would like to contribute to the economic development of their country of origin. The findings from this... read more
Jun 02, 2014 / Program
Complementarities between Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories are significant, pointing at substantial potential welfare gains from increased trade and investments and economic integration. This group of seven countries, defined as the “New Levant” for the... read more
Jun 02, 2014 / Program
The implementation action plan, as endorsed by policy-makers in the region, provides policy solutions to address constraints related to regional trade in goods and services, and investment.
Jun 02, 2014 / Program
The Levant Declaration is one of the outputs of the New Levant Conference. The Declaration summarizes the decisions taken during the conference.
Jun 02, 2014 / Program
The World Bank and the Levant Business Union hosted the conference under the auspices of the Government of Lebanon. The conference, held in Beirut Lebanon on June 12, served as a platform to officially launch the World Bank’s regional economic integration report “... read more
May 12, 2014 / Program
The World Bank organized a knowledge exchange between the Colombian government and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. The visit is one of the activities of the MENA Community of Practice on Employment and Social Safety Nets, which facilitates south-south knowledge exchanges related to... read more
Apr 30, 2014 / Program
The last two decades have witnessed a strong push for more university autonomy around the globe, paired with a request for higher education institutions to be accountable not only to those directly involved– the academic community, students and their families – but also the wider public. As such,... read more