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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
Oct 01, 2012 / Blog
This blog has been authored by Roger Coma-Cunill, Jonathan Coony and Manaf Touati   Last year, Mr. Berrada patented a new invention for solar-water heaters at the Moroccan Office of Property Rights (OMPIC). His idea is to improve the efficiency of solar-water heaters by introducing a heat-transport... more
Oct 01, 2012 / Blog
An invitation to a live web-chat on jobs in the Middle East and North Africa   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 Arab World faces a great opportunity with... more
Oct 01, 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.   Like many of my colleagues, I have now spent several years trying to understand the reality of labor markets in MENA, especially... more

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