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May 13, 2014 / Blog
By Paul Scott Prettitore*   Family Code Reforms Set Grounds for Gender Equality    In 2004, the Government of Morocco made major amendments to its Family Code, known as the Moudawana.  These reforms addressed two key aspects of gender inequality.  The first was that husbands and wives were... more
May 02, 2014 / Blog
This article is the third in a 3 part blog series on brain drain in the context of international labor mobility. Its aim is to question the conventional wisdom and help devise win-win solutions to age old problems.   By Manjula Luthria*   Earlier in this series we marked the omnipresent concern... more
Apr 11, 2014 / Video
Apr 01, 2014 / Blog
This article is the first in a 3 part blog series on brain drain in the context of international labour mobility. Its aim is to question the conventional wisdom and help devise win-win solutions to age old problems.   By Manjula Luthria*   On our drive home from a recent trip to the ski slopes we... more
Mar 03, 2014 / Blog
By Ahmed Abdel-Latif*   Last January, Egypt and Tunisia enacted new constitutions in the context of the political changes they have been witnessing since the 2011 revolutions that overthrew the Mubarak and Ben Ali regimes. While most public attention has focused on how these constitutions have... more
Oct 17, 2013 / Video
Manjula Luthria of the World Bank’s International Labor Mobility Program introduces our new series on migration, ‘On the Move.’ For large numbers of people around the world moving is one of the surest ways of expanding their opportunities and improving their lives. ‘On the Move’ aims to reframe the... more
Sep 09, 2013 / Video
On April 4-5 2013, Ms Inger Andersen, Vice President of the World Bank, Middle East and North Africa region went to the CMI in Marseille to participate at several events including the launch of the World Bank Gender Report: “Open Doors: Gender Equality in the Middle East and North Africa” and the... more
Oct 04, 2012 / Blog
I-Gov has taken a leap.  During May 2012, Tunisian citizens from around the country weighed in on how well they are being served by the public sector.  And the government is listening.  Under a new social accountability policy supported by the Tunisia Governance and Opportunity Development Policy... more
Oct 04, 2012 / Press Release
Oct 04, 2012 / Blog
  This blog is part of a weekly series that we hope will provide some food for thought on the critical questions outlined in the forthcoming MENA Flagship Report on Jobs.   Several years ago, when I first came into the region, my department produced a Private Sector Flagship report titled, “From... more
Oct 04, 2012 / Blog
  This blog is co-authored by Juan Manuel Moreno and Stefanie Brodmann   This blog is part of a weekly series that we hope will provide some food for thought on the critical questions outlined in the forthcoming MENA Flagship Report on Jobs.   The low quality and relevance of education and training... more
Oct 04, 2012 / Blog
This blog has been co-authored by Lida Bteddini and Guenter Heidenhof   This blog is part of a weekly series that we hope will provide some food for thought on the critical questions outlined in the forthcoming MENA Flagship Report on Jobs.   Recent events across the Middle East and North Africa (... more
Oct 04, 2012 / Blog
  This blog is part of a weekly series that we hope will provide some food for thought on the critical questions outlined in the forthcoming MENA Flagship Report on Jobs.   High unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) largely reflects the growth deficit.  While China has been... more
Oct 01, 2012 / Blog
Imagine climbing into the cockpit of an airplane the weight of a medium-sized car and the wingspan of an Airbus 340. And then imagine taking off without a drop of fuel on board. Sam Shepard can, unless my eyes deceive me.   They do indeed deceive (sadly) but Andre Borschberg is a dead ringer for... more

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