How are water utilities in the Mediterranean region controlling and reducing their water losses and what has been the recent trends?
Can a water utility separate real losses (leakages) from commercial losses (water utilized by customers but not billed) and for what purposes? Is the non-revenue... read more
The World Bank launched the Community of Practice (COP) and Social Safety Nets (SSN) program by organizing a launching forum in the Turkish capital Istanbul aiming to expose countries from the Middle East and North Africa region to experiences of other countries in the same field.
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Employment is amongst the most daunting challenges facing Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries, where around 30% of population is under the age of 15.
30 to 40 million jobs will have to be created over the next 20 years to maintain the current rate of employment, which is already quite low... read more
Unlocking the potential for job creation and renewing the social contract are challenges the MENA region is currently facing. Virtually every country suffers from high unemployment, which mostly affects the young, the educated and women. The revolutions across the region were a reminder that... read more
On June 25-26, 2012 the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) co-organized a regional workshop to discuss the draft report entitled Transforming Arab Economies: The Knowledge and Innovation Road at the ISESCO offices... read more
The main challenge in the MENA region today is to create more, better paid, decent, and higher quality jobs. A key way for MENA countries to meet this challenge is to invest more in knowledge and innovation related areas and to develop competitive, high productivity, and sustainable economic... read more
The Sustainable MED program is a 5 year program aimed at enhancing and accelerating the implementation of trans-boundary pollution reduction, improving water resources management, and developing biodiversity conservation measures in priority hotspots and sensitive areas in selected Mediterranean... read more
Background: The recent events across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are a strong reminder that one of the main challenges facing countries in the Arab World is to absorb the large cohort of young and increasingly well-educated labor market entrants into productive employment. The current... read more
Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries
From June 1 to 5, 2011, the Marseille Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) will host a meeting of the authors of a forthcoming World Bank/League of Arab States joint report on climate change adaptation in the Arab world. The report,... read more
The Middle East and North Africa region has the highest coastal concentration in the world and most of the forecasted population growth in the region will happen in coastal cities. Indeed, MENA coastal cities are home to over 60 million people today and an estimated 100 million by 2030. In addition... read more
This workshop was hosted by the Algerian Government, Ministry of Finance, organised by the World Bank (Vice President of North Africa and Middle East). The Secretariat of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) also sponsored the workshop.
The first objective of the workshop, based on specific theme issues,... read more
This workshop, jointly organized by the CMI, the EIB and the World Bank Institute took place in Villa Valmer, Marseille.
The objective of the workshop was to respond to the concerns of science park and incubator managers from the Mediterranean partner countries (MPCs) in order better to identify... read more