Recording of CMI's participation in the fifth annual forum of the MedThink 5+5 network, with CMI Director chairing a session on “Enhancing Regional #ValueChains in the Western Mediterranean".
In the context of the 2021 Spanish co-presidency of the 5+5 Dialogue and drawing on the Tunis... more
This brief explores the impact of the economic and social disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on the living conditions of Syrian refugees residing in the Za’atari Refugee Camp - in Mafraq, northern Jordan - and on refugees residing within the Jordanian host communities -Ramtha, Mafraq, and... more
The global pandemic has prompted a re-examination of existing development strategies for growth and development. The countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMCs) have seen their development trajectories dimmed, and in order to provide for more sustainable and equitable income... more
The present policy brief discusses cross-country cooperation opportunities in the area of human mobility and returns migration for South Mediterranean countries (Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Israel, and Lebanon). The COVID-19 crisis, accompanied by travel restrictions and increased... more
Interviewed by Paco Doblas for Aragón Radio, CMI Manager, Blanca Moreno-Dodson, points out that the EU can do a lot for Mediterranean trade integration, but so can the recipient countries, fostering the business climate and the role of SMEs.
As current production and consumption patterns of humanity exceed planetary boundaries, many opinion leaders have stressed the need to adopt green economic stimulus policies in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief summarises a study that developed an integrated framework to design an... more
Interviewed by Paco Doblas for Aragón Radio, CMI Manager, Blanca Moreno-Dodson, notes that here is a trend towards regionalization of trade vis-à-vis global value chains to reduce dependence on Asian countries highlighting that with COVID we are seeing how important it is to import from our... more
This policy brief investigates the vital role of data-driven decision-making in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It begins with setting the context by elaborating on existing practices and challenges towards a data-driven approach in decision making. The brief cites regional examples from the... more
COVID-19 intensifies the urgency for a sustainability transition. The Paris Agreement, the UN Agenda 2030, and the European Green Deal make a priority the increase of renewable energy sources in the energy mix and the decarbonization of the economies. This energy transition will have a significant... more
Summary: Against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic, this policy brief focuses on Virtual Exchange (VE), a methodology that can contribute to solving the current education and mobility challenges faced by South Mediterranean countries by enhancing the quality and inclusiveness of Higher... more
This brief examines how the COVID-19 crisis has further aggravated gender inequality in the Southern Mediterranean region. Zooming in on socio-economic and social consequences, it highlights some gender-sensitive measures taken throughout the region to mitigate the impact for women. It argues that... more