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Nov 20, 2014 / Blog
By Agnès Levallois*   The desire to discuss tourism at the workshop organized jointly by the Provence Alpes-Côte-d'Azur Region and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) could, at first glance, seem  surprising, if not out of place, in view of the situation in several southern Mediterranean... more
Nov 17, 2014 / Blog
By Elyès Jouini* The Tunisian economy is currently in very bad shape.  An economic policy focused on rent-seeking for the benefit of a minority with cozy ties to the political power has replaced a consumption-driven economic policy, based on short-term concerns.   The social situation is worrisome... more
Oct 29, 2014 / Blog
By Casey Weston*   European countries have designed a wide variety of national policies to improve the labor market integration of migrants. Migrant employment outcomes, however, seem uncorrelated to the intensity of these national-level strategies. On November 3rd, the World Bank/Center for... more
Oct 16, 2014 / Blog
By Mariem Mezghenni Malouche   The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has a large diaspora. According to the latest United Nations estimates, 11 million citizens from the MENA countries lived abroad in 2013. Many of the members of this group hold prominent positions in their adopted... more
Oct 01, 2014 / Blog
Case Studies from Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia By Jacques Van Der Meer*   For the Southern Mediterranean countries, the issue of the constitution of structural knowledge assets, in particular intellectual property will be critical to the deployment of a knowledge economy strategy. While the volume... more
Oct 01, 2014 / Blog
Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Libya are trapped in a “poor policy – poor growth” cycle, which prevents their economies from moving to a sustainable growth path, says the World Bank in the newly released Quarterly Economic Brief for the Middle East & North Africa region.  ... more
Sep 08, 2014 / Blog
By Hannah Linnemann*   The blog reports our findings and discoveries from field site visits to schools in Jordan that were conducted from March 17 – March 21 as part of the World Bank Group's regional engagement on governance in social service delivery in the Middle East and North Africa Region. ... more
Sep 03, 2014 / Blog
By Manal Quota*   Zeid Bin Haritha is a school in the Jordanian village of Yarqa. In this school, you’ll witness tiny overcrowded classrooms, old broken furniture and over-worked teachers. These are characteristics common across a number of schools in the Governorate of Al-Salt. But, wait! This is... more
Sep 03, 2014 / Blog
By Jumana Al Aref*   This blog was written prior to the current conflict in Gaza and serves as a reminder of the critical importance of education, regardless of the circumstances, in building a path to a more hopeful future.   What is Mrs. Abla’s secret? How has one principal managed to mobilize... more
Sep 03, 2014 / Blog
By Guido Zebisch*   ARABTERM is a quadrilingual technical dictionary offering glossaries in German, English and French and especially, the translation of terms along with an illustrated definition in Arabic (www.arabterm.org). The project is jointly commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for... more
Aug 17, 2014 / Newsletter
Middle East and North Africa Urbanization Knowledge Platform Newsletter on City Resilience   A New Knowledge Sharing Tool on Urbanization and Urban Development in MENA   This is the inaugural Middle East and North Africa Urbanization Knowledge Platform (MENA UKP) newsletter on urban... more
Jul 16, 2014 / Blog
Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Libya are trapped in a “poor policy – poor growth” cycle, which prevents their economies from moving to a sustainable growth path, says the World Bank in the newly released Quarterly Economic Brief for the Middle East & North Africa region.   The... more
Jul 07, 2014 / Blog
To read the blog authored by World Bank President Jim Kim for Bloomberg View titled "Seven Steps to Surviving a Disaster" please click here: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-02-18/seven-steps-to-surviving-a-disaster

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