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Labor Management Procedures Gaza Wastewater Management Sustainability (WMS) Project (P172578) (English)

Procedure and Checklist APR 01, 2020

Chee,Nina Disclosed

Digital Trade in MENA : Regulatory Readiness Assessment (English)

A strong regulatory framework can provide essential tools for remote transactions and improve trust in digital trade. Yet, regulations can also introduce restrictions that hamper the conditions for digital markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9199 MAR 30, 2020

Daza Jaller,Lillyana Sophia; Molinuevo,Martin Disclosed

Internet Job Search, Employment, and Wage Growth : Evidence from the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

This paper assesses the impact of Internet job search on employment in the Arab Republic of Egypt, the most populous country in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9196 MAR 26, 2020

El-Mallakh,Nelly Disclosed

Does the Internet Reduce Gender Gaps? : The Case of Jordan (English)

This article investigates the link between digital technologies and female labor market outcomes in a country with one of the largest gender disparities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9183 MAR 13, 2020

Viollaz,Mariana; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

The challenge of power sector reform in the Arab Republic of Egypt has long been dominated by extremely high subsidies, with prices set well below the costs of supply. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9162 FEB 25, 2020

Rana,Anshul; Khanna,Ashish Disclosed

Iraq's Universal Public Distribution System : Utilization and Impacts During Displacement (English)

Subsidized or free distribution of food has been a central pillar of social protection programs in many countries. With the number of forcibly displaced persons at record levels, the question arises of whether in-kind food transfer programs are effective in mitigating the loss of welfare induced by forced displacement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9155 FEB 19, 2020

Phadera,Lokendra; Sharma,Dhiraj; Wai-Poi,Matthew Grant Disclosed

The Dynamics of High-Growth Firms : Evidence from Tunisia (English)

This paper examines the dynamics and characteristics of high-growth firms in Tunisia. Further knowledge about the dynamics of these firms can inform the design of business support policies, especially toward small and medium-size firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9145 FEB 10, 2020

Marcio,Cruz; Baghdadi,Leila; Arouri,Hassen Disclosed

Preparing to Maximize Finance for Development in Jordan Through a Policy Framework (English)

The Mashreq region and, in particular, the countries of Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon are facing major policy and fiscal challenges to growth and job creation. ... See More +

Brief 146415 FEB 01, 2020

Cuvillier,Emmanuel F.; Ahmad,Aijaz - IPGFS; Dornel,Arnaud D.; Alzahrani,Hussam Hassan J Disclosed

Yemen Monthly Economic Update (February 2020) (English)

Economic conditions in Yemen remained relatively calm in February and internet connectivity was restored. Risks of monetary disruption continue, and indirect global crisis impacts through oil prices and trade are emerging. ... See More +

Brief 146908 FEB 01, 2020

Kojo,Naoko C.; Althibah,Amir Mokhtar Arabic Disclosed

Migration in Libya : A Spatial Network Analysis (English)

This paper provides the first systematic analysis of migration to, within, and from Libya. The data used in the analysis are from the Displacement Tracking Matrix data set of the International Organization for Migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9110 JAN 14, 2020

Di Maio,Michele; Leone Sciabolazza,Valerio; Molini,Vasco Disclosed

Stages of Development of Payment Systems : Leapfrogging across Countries and MENA's Place in the World (English)

This paper studies the relationship between the level of economic development and the incidence of three forms of payments across countries, namely the incidence of bank accounts, digital payments, and mobile money accounts among the adult populations across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9104 JAN 07, 2020

Gevaudan,Clement; Lederman,Daniel Disclosed

The External Wealth of Arab Nations : Structure, Trends, and Policy Implications (English)

The paper makes two main contributions. First, it analyzes net foreign assets and liabilities in selected Arab countries over the past two decades, emphasizing the relative significance of direct versus portfolio investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9103 JAN 06, 2020

Mohieldin,Mahmoud; Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick; Zaki,Chahir Disclosed

Location Matters : Welfare Among Urban and Rural Poor in Djibouti (English)

This note presents aspects of welfare of urban and rural poor in Djibouti. With only 15 percent of Djibouti's population, rural areas host about 45 percent of the country's poor. ... See More +

Brief 145451 JAN 01, 2020

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mendiratta,Vibhuti Disclosed

Water Scarcity in Morocco : Analysis of Key Water Challenges (English)

Morocco is expected to be faced with a major water shortfall prompted by either expansion in demand for water or reduction in precipitation induced by climate change. ... See More +

Report 145584 JAN 01, 2020

Taheripour,Farzad; Tyner,Wallace E.; Haqiqi,Iman; Sajedinia,Ehsanreza Disclosed

The Mobility of Displaced Syrians : An Economic and Social Analysis (English)

The war in Syria, now in its eighth year, continues to take its toll on the Syrian people. More than half of the population of Syria remains displaced; 5.6 million persons are registered as refugees outside of the country and another 6.2 million are displaced within Syria’s borders. ... See More +

Publication 145190 JAN 01, 2020

Onder,Harun; Sayed,Haneen Ismail Disclosed

Convergence : Five Critical Steps toward Integrating Lagging and Leading Areas in the Middle East and North Africa : Summary (English)

Policymakers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have long tried to integrate their people spatially and economically. Wishing to bring communities together and narrow economic gaps, governments have made large capital investments in transport corridors and new cities. ... See More +

Publication 145925 JAN 01, 2020

Lall,Somik V.; Mahgoub,Ayah; Avner,Paolo; Biau,Julie; Chunet,Alex Maxime Julien; D'Aoust,Olivia Severine; Deichmann,Uwe Klaus; Heger,Katrin Miriam Johanna; Lebrand,Mathilde Sylvie Maria; Murray,Sally Beth; Naomasa,Emiko; Tello Medina,Diana Cristina; Xia, Yuan Disclosed

Convergence : Five Critical Steps toward Integrating Lagging and Leading Areas in the Middle East and North Africa (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

Policymakers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have long tried to integrate their people spatially and economically. Wishing to bring communities together and narrow economic gaps, governments have made large capital investments in transport corridors and new cities. ... See More +

Publication 145925 JAN 01, 2020

Lall,Somik V.; Mahgoub,Ayah; Avner,Paolo; Biau,Julie; Chunet,Alex Maxime Julien; D'Aoust,Olivia Severine; Deichmann,Uwe Klaus; Mathi lde, Katrin Heger; Murray,Sally Beth; Naomasa,Emiko; Tello Medina,Diana Cristina; Xiao,Yuan Disclosed

Yemen Monthly Economic Update (January 2020) (English)

Yemen's economy continues to suffer from the fragmentation of national institutions between the two conflicting parties and ad hoc decisions taken by them, which compound the economic crisis and human suffering resulting from the violent conflict. ... See More +

Newsletter 146189 JAN 01, 2020

Disclosed

Seven Sisters (Jordan) : Amplifying the Voice of Developers (English)

In the last few years, IFC has prioritized an approach to creating bankable private sector infrastructure opportunities that is called Scaling focusing not on single asset development, but on a holistic approach that creates a pipeline of infrastructure projects. ... See More +

Report 146384 JAN 01, 2020

Disclosed

Nubian Suns (Egypt) : Scale at Speed (English)

In the last few years, International Finance Corporation (IFC) has prioritized an approach to creating bankable private sector infrastructure opportunities, scaling - focusing not on single asset development, but on a holistic approach that creates a pipeline of infrastructure projects. ... See More +

Working Paper 146374 JAN 01, 2020

Disclosed

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Labor Management Procedures Gaza Wastewater Management Sustainability (WMS) Project (P172578) (English)
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APR 01, 2020 Procedure and Checklist
Digital Trade in MENA : Regulatory Readiness Assessment (English)
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MAR 30, 2020 WPS9199 Policy Research Working Paper
Internet Job Search, Employment, and Wage Growth : Evidence from the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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MAR 26, 2020 WPS9196 Policy Research Working Paper
Does the Internet Reduce Gender Gaps? : The Case of Jordan (English)
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MAR 13, 2020 WPS9183 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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FEB 25, 2020 WPS9162 Policy Research Working Paper
Iraq's Universal Public Distribution System : Utilization and Impacts During Displacement (English)
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FEB 19, 2020 WPS9155 Policy Research Working Paper
The Dynamics of High-Growth Firms : Evidence from Tunisia (English)
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FEB 10, 2020 WPS9145 Policy Research Working Paper
Preparing to Maximize Finance for Development in Jordan Through a Policy Framework (English)
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FEB 01, 2020 146415 Brief
Yemen Monthly Economic Update (February 2020) (English)
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FEB 01, 2020 146908 Brief Arabic
Migration in Libya : A Spatial Network Analysis (English)
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JAN 14, 2020 WPS9110 Policy Research Working Paper
Stages of Development of Payment Systems : Leapfrogging across Countries and MENA's Place in the World (English)
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JAN 07, 2020 WPS9104 Policy Research Working Paper
The External Wealth of Arab Nations : Structure, Trends, and Policy Implications (English)
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JAN 06, 2020 WPS9103 Policy Research Working Paper
Location Matters : Welfare Among Urban and Rural Poor in Djibouti (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 145451 Brief
Water Scarcity in Morocco : Analysis of Key Water Challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 145584 Report
The Mobility of Displaced Syrians : An Economic and Social Analysis (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 145190 Publication
Convergence : Five Critical Steps toward Integrating Lagging and Leading Areas in the Middle East and North Africa : Summary (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2020 145925 Publication
Convergence : Five Critical Steps toward Integrating Lagging and Leading Areas in the Middle East and North Africa (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2020 145925 Publication
Yemen Monthly Economic Update (January 2020) (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 146189 Newsletter
Seven Sisters (Jordan) : Amplifying the Voice of Developers (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 146384 Report
Nubian Suns (Egypt) : Scale at Speed (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 146374 Working Paper