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Mashreq 2.0 : Digital Transformation for Inclusive Growth and Jobs : Executive Summary (Arabic)

The Mashreq countries must fully leverage digital infrastructure as well as their relative strengths in transforming their economies. The report lays out the strategic importance of digital infrastructure for countries in the region, takes stock of its status, and provides recommendations. ... See More +

Report 138325 JUN 25, 2019

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Mashreq 2.0 : Digital Transformation for Inclusive Growth and Jobs : Executive Summary (English)

The Mashreq countries must fully leverage digital infrastructure as well as their relative strengths in transforming their economies. The report lays out the strategic importance of digital infrastructure for countries in the region, takes stock of its status, and provides recommendations. ... See More +

Report 138325 JUN 25, 2019

Disclosed

FAO/WB Cooperative Programme : Nationally Determined Contribution Support on the Groundwater, Energy and Food Security Nexus in Morocco (English)

Rising demand for water, particularly for irrigation, has put increasing pressure on Morocco’s groundwater aquifers. A growing population and increasing agricultural production have contributed to a widespread overexploitation of groundwater resources beyond their renewal capacity, decreasing available resources and leading to problems such as water quality decline. ... See More +

Working Paper 136474 APR 27, 2019

Talks,Peter; Oudra,Ismail Disclosed

Environmental Fiscal Reform in Morocco : Options and Pathways (English)

In response to the request from the Ministry of Environment and in close collaboration of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the World Bank Group, with support from the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) and the NDC Support Facility, provided technical support to Morocco aimed at exploring the opportunities offered by environmental fiscal reform (EFR), such as that incorporating carbon pricing, to strengthen green growth. ... See More +

Report 136470 APR 25, 2019

Heine,Dirk; Black,Simon John; Peszko,Grzegorz; Platonova-Oquab,Alexandrina; Timilsina,Govinda R. Disclosed

Shedding Light on Female Talent in Lebanon’s Energy Sector (English)

This policy brief aims to contribute to filling the knowledge gap and presenting a sex-disaggregated snapshot of the distribution of students across energy related higher education educational programs as well as the traditional Science, Technology, Education, and Math (STEM) fields, in tertiary education institutions across Lebanon’s different regions. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 136392 APR 01, 2019

Ahmad,Ali; Kantarjian,Lory; El Ghali,Hana Addam; Maier,Elisabeth; Constant,Samantha M. Disclosed

Behavioral Strategies to Support Social Stability in Lebanon (English)

The war in Syria has had an enormous impact on Lebanese society and economy. Lebanon is host to an estimated 1.5 million forcibly displaced Syrians - one-third of the country’s population. ... See More +

Working Paper 136599 MAR 28, 2019

Afif,Zeina; Dalton,Abigail Goodnow; Valcarcel Benitez,Francarlo Roberto; Batada,Amirali; Walsh,James Sonam; Leon Solano,Rene Antonio; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

Council for Development and Reconstruction : Lebanon Water Supply Augmentation Project : Environmental and Social Panel of Experts Fourth Mission : Social Safeguard Dimension Report (English)

The development objective of Water Supply Augmentation Project for Lebanon is to increase the volume of water available to the Greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon area. ... See More +

Working Paper 139600 MAR 01, 2019

Disclosed

Council for Development and Reconstruction : Lebanon Water Supply Augmentation Project : Environmental and Social Panel : Third Mission Report (English)

The development objective of Water Supply Augmentation Project for Lebanon is to increase the volume of water available to the Greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon area. ... See More +

Working Paper 139598 MAR 01, 2019

Mercier,Jean-Roger Roger; Ben Achour,Arbi Disclosed

Harnessing Technology to Address the Global Mental Health Crisis (English)

The mounting challenges of global mental health are affecting millions of individuals throughout industrialized and developing regions of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 136598 FEB 24, 2019

Leon Solano,Rene Antonio; Batada,Amirali Disclosed

The Short-Term Impact of Inter-Community Volunteering Activities and Soft Skills Training on Self-Reported Social Cohesion Values : Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Lebanon (English)

Despite its growing popularity, evidence that volunteering enhances civic values and social cohesion among different communities remains limited in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8691 JAN 07, 2019

Alaref,Jumana Jamal Subhi; Leon Solano,Rene Antonio; Asenjo,Carlos; Alawiye,Marwan; El-Kik,Marwa Disclosed

Women on Board in Lebanon : How Gender-Diverse Boards Bring Value to Lebanese Companies (English)

A growing number of studies show board gender diversity can positively affect a company’s financial and organizational performance. Supported by this evidence, initiatives to improve gender diversity in the boardroom have been undertaken globally. ... See More +

Working Paper 141473 JAN 01, 2019

El Husseiny,Yehia Taher; Clark,Linda Jacqueline; Sadek,Mohamed Tamer Mustafa Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Lebanon (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131753 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

Droughts and Agriculture in Lebanon : Causes, Consequences, and Risk Management (English)

This volume examines the causes and consequences of drought on Lebanon’s agriculture. Lebanon is getting hotter and dryer. Projections show droughts will likely become more frequent and severe. ... See More +

Working Paper 130405 OCT 01, 2018

Verner,Dorte; Ashwill,Maximillian Shen; Christensen,Jen; Mcdonnell,Rachael; Redwood,John; Jomaa,Ihab; Saade,Maurice; Massad,Randa; Chehade,Ali; Bitar,Ahmad; Treguer,David Olivier Disclosed

Lebanon Economic Monitor - De-Risking Lebanon (English)

Lebanon's macro-financial conditions are currently under heavy scrutiny as the country faces increasing challenges. The risk profile for Lebanon is rising sharply in light of the convergence of a number of negative local and global factors, including global monetary conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper 131463 OCT 01, 2018

Harake,Wissam; Hamadeh,Nada; Kostopoulos,Christos; Carey,Kevin; Mobarek,Sameh I.; Ziade,Mona Arabic Disclosed

Lebanon Economic Monitor - De-Risking Lebanon (Arabic)

Lebanon's macro-financial conditions are currently under heavy scrutiny as the country faces increasing challenges. The risk profile for Lebanon is rising sharply in light of the convergence of a number of negative local and global factors, including global monetary conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper 131463 OCT 01, 2018

Harake,Wissam; Abou Hamde,Naji Mohamad; Kostopoulos,Christos; Carey,Kevin; Mobarek,Sameh I.; Ziade,Mona English Disclosed

Lebanon - Education Public Expenditure Review 2017 (English)

This Education Public Expenditure Review (PER) analyzes public expenditures and outcomes since 2004. Its purpose is to help the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) set priorities; and make decisions on resource allocation, utilization, efficiencies, and management, and in achieving learning goals against a backdrop of serious economic and political challenges. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 127517 JUN 22, 2018

Disclosed

Lebanon Youth - National Volunteer Service Program Strengthening and Sustainability : Capacity Development of Implementing Agencies of the NVSP (English)

The National Volunteer Service Program (NVSP) focuses on involving Lebanese youth in volunteering activities, under the stewardship of the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA), and in partnership with local NGOs, universities, and soon the corporate sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 126898 JUN 01, 2018

Genin,Anne Andree Christiane Disclosed

Why aren't more Lebanese women working? (English)

Ensuring equitable access to jobs and reducing gender gaps is essential for putting MENA countries on the path to inclusive growth and stability. ... See More +

Brief 126361 MAY 01, 2018

Elzir,Angela; Sayed,Haneen Ismail Disclosed

Strategic assessment : a capital investment plan for Lebanon – investment opportunities and reforms (English)

The quality of Lebanon's infrastructure is amongst the poorest regionally and globally. In fact, out of 137 countries, Lebanon ranks 130 in quality of overall infrastructure.1 This has been induced by low public spending on infrastructure, a consequence of the county's debt burden as well as the longterm absence of a budget. ... See More +

Working Paper 124819 APR 06, 2018

Disclosed

Lebanon Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (Arabic)

2017 was a politically capricious year, commencing with much optimism emanating from the election of President Aoun and the passage of a series of long disputed reform measures. ... See More +

Brief 125256 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Mashreq 2.0 : Digital Transformation for Inclusive Growth and Jobs : Executive Summary (Arabic)
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JUN 25, 2019 138325 Report
Mashreq 2.0 : Digital Transformation for Inclusive Growth and Jobs : Executive Summary (English)
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JUN 25, 2019 138325 Report
FAO/WB Cooperative Programme : Nationally Determined Contribution Support on the Groundwater, Energy and Food Security Nexus in Morocco (English)
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APR 27, 2019 136474 Working Paper
Environmental Fiscal Reform in Morocco : Options and Pathways (English)
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APR 25, 2019 136470 Report
Shedding Light on Female Talent in Lebanon’s Energy Sector (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136392 ESMAP Paper
Behavioral Strategies to Support Social Stability in Lebanon (English)
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MAR 28, 2019 136599 Working Paper
Council for Development and Reconstruction : Lebanon Water Supply Augmentation Project : Environmental and Social Panel of Experts Fourth Mission : Social Safeguard Dimension Report (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 139600 Working Paper
Council for Development and Reconstruction : Lebanon Water Supply Augmentation Project : Environmental and Social Panel : Third Mission Report (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 139598 Working Paper
Harnessing Technology to Address the Global Mental Health Crisis (English)
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FEB 24, 2019 136598 Working Paper
The Short-Term Impact of Inter-Community Volunteering Activities and Soft Skills Training on Self-Reported Social Cohesion Values : Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Lebanon (English)
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JAN 07, 2019 WPS8691 Policy Research Working Paper
Women on Board in Lebanon : How Gender-Diverse Boards Bring Value to Lebanese Companies (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 141473 Working Paper
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Lebanon (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131753 Working Paper
Droughts and Agriculture in Lebanon : Causes, Consequences, and Risk Management (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130405 Working Paper
Lebanon Economic Monitor - De-Risking Lebanon (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131463 Working Paper Arabic
Lebanon Economic Monitor - De-Risking Lebanon (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2018 131463 Working Paper English
Lebanon - Education Public Expenditure Review 2017 (English)
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JUN 22, 2018 127517 Public Expenditure Review
Lebanon Youth - National Volunteer Service Program Strengthening and Sustainability : Capacity Development of Implementing Agencies of the NVSP (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 126898 Working Paper
Why aren't more Lebanese women working? (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126361 Brief
Strategic assessment : a capital investment plan for Lebanon – investment opportunities and reforms (English)
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APR 06, 2018 124819 Working Paper
Lebanon Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2018 125256 Brief