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Oct 27, 2020 / Video
In this interview, MENA Economic Update authors Ha Nguyen, World Bank Senior Economist for MENA, and Blanca Moreno-Dodson, Director of the Centre for Mediterranean Integration, explain just how trade openness in the region can be significant in achieving inclusiveness and alleviating poverty, and... more
Oct 21, 2020 / Infographic
  Trade and integration — within MENA and with the rest of the world — will be critical to lowering poverty, empowering the poor, and igniting economic growth in the post-COVID era, according to the World Bank’s latest regional economic update.   The report, titled Trading Together:... more
Oct 19, 2020 / Actionable Solution
Trade and integration—within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and with the rest of the world—will be critical to lowering poverty, empowering the poor, and igniting economic growth in the post-Covid era, according to the World Bank’s latest regional economic update.   The report,... more
Oct 05, 2020 / Report/Study
The objective of this living report is to compile, analyze, and disseminate inspiring local solutions on how to address the challenges of climate change and its effects on migration through territorial resilience in the Mediterranean region. Internal (within the country) climate migration, rather... more
Sep 05, 2019 / Blog
Ghadeer Arafeh and Faissal Aziz, two members of the Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat), won a research grant of 100.000 euros from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education for their project on “MENARA: Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Technologies and Promotion of Smart Irrigation Systems... more
Apr 26, 2016 / Infographic
Climate change threatens to drive 100 million more people into poverty in the next 15 years. The World Bank Group adopted a new Climate Change Action Plan that will help developing countries address this challenge and meet their COP21 climate commitments. Discover how the plan will support... more
Apr 25, 2016 / Blog
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has never faced such significant stress on its ageing infrastructure like it does today, with one of the most telling being the substantial increase in the need for electricity. It is estimated that electricity demand in the MENA region will... more
Nov 24, 2015 / Blog
STORY HIGHLIGHTS Morocco’s vision of inclusive green growth is based on better management of natural resources to generate more jobs, value and wellbeing from existing assets. The end of fossil fuel subsidies has favored an increase in renewable energy investments and allowed government spending... more
Oct 06, 2015 / Blog
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... more
Jul 16, 2015 / Video
Interview with CMI Manager, Mourad Ezzine, in the context of the MEDCOP21 Mediterranean Climate Summit MEDCOP21.
Jul 15, 2015 / Blog
Interview of Stéphane Simonet by Rahel Laudien   The recently published World Bank report “Turn Down the Heat III” describes future climate change impacts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in a 4°degree warmer world with devastating consequences for development. Therefore,... more
May 22, 2015 / Video
Some regions will have too much water and others will have too little, according to a comprehensive new study on Climate Change by the World Bank Group. This look at the effects on the Middle East, Latin America and Central Asia is awash with suggestions to prepare for a changing world. Turn Down... more

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