More than 20 young representatives from 11 Arab countries met in Marseille, on November 5-6, 2013 under the auspices of CMI, the League of Arab States and the World Bank to plan the establishment of a common platform. As part of the CMI supported Arab Youth Initiative, this platform will gather... read more
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, the World Bank organizes a set of virtual workshops. The following one focused on Morocco's National Initiative for Human... read more
Most countries recognise that investing in Science & Technology Parks (STP) and innovation cities is essential to building a knowledge economy. The CMI and the EIB in collaboration with the ISESCO are organising a regional workshop on Science and Technology Parks (STP) in MENA region. This... read more
While all countries in the MENA region recognize the importance of innovation in the road to a Knowledge Economy, an articulated understanding of National innovation Systems (NIS) is lacking, and few data is available on the countries’ capacities and performance on innovation.
The EIB through the... read more
This blog has been co-authored by Michael Clemens and Nabil Hashmi
The recent tragedy off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy highlights the risks that many migrants face. For a large number of people around... read more
In a world where “migration is development,” stepping across international borders would offer migrants immediate improvements in income, productivity, and career opportunities. Currently, however, migrants with mid-level skills must take one step back to take two steps forward. As they cross from... read more
International labor markets are perhaps the last bastion of protectionism. We know that easing restrictions on the movement of people, especially the less skilled, can unleash huge welfare gains which by some estimates dwarf the gains from complete trade liberalization. And yet, progress on this... read more
For large numbers of people around the world moving is one of the surest ways of expanding their opportunities and improving their lives. The World Bank's International Labor Mobility program has been dedicated to rethinking the current approach to this movement. Our new series, ‘On the Move’... read more
We have the great pleasure to announce that as of September 16, Mourad Ezzine has taken over as Manager of the CMI, on appointment by Inger Andersen, World Bank Vice-President for the MENA region.
Mourad, a Tunisian national, has long since been engaged with the CMI: As Sector Manager for... read more
With newspaper headlines focused on violence and political upheavals across the Middle East and North Africa region, it is easy to forget that an annual beginning is also underway. Children from the Mashreq to the Maghreb have started going back to school. Parents are buying school supplies... read more
A symposium on Health, Nutrition and Population Sector strategy for MENA took place on Friday July 5, 2013 at the Villa Valmer in Marseilles, France.
Mats Karlsson, CMI Director, opened the symposium by outlining the existing trends of population dynamism in the current context of regional... read more
Please keep an eye out for the upcoming release of 'Paper Trails', the new International Labor Mobility (ILM) Discussion Notes Series. This series will highlight ongoing work, discuss emerging findings, and share ideas across the three ILM program areas.
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, the World Bank organizes a set of virtual workshops. The following one focused on Lebanon’s use of Proxy Means Testing (PMT... read more
The ILM team chaired a workshop on employment of Tunisian workers abroad within the framework of the broader National Congress on Employment held in partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO) on June 28-30 in Tunis. This workshop had two main objectives: (1) to reach a common... read more
The ILM team held a two-day meeting with the Tunisian Office des Tunisiens à l’Etranger and diaspora organizations in France. The meeting discussed the role of public policy in engaging with migrants abroad for home country development. The event included presentations and discussions on country... read more