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The rise in education attainment in MENA in comparative perspective (English)

While education stocks (measured as the number of years of schooling attained per person over age 15) have risen significantly in all regions, they have risen the fastest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. ... See More +

Brief 93706 JAN 01, 2015

Iqbal, Farrukh

A Jordan Ombudsman bureau with enhanced capacity (English)

The Ombudsman Bureau in Jordan was established in 2008. It was created to provide an avenue for redress by citizens for complaints against public sector bodies - part of the Government’s drive to improve the public sector. ... See More +

Brief 93704 JAN 01, 2015

Cuvillier, Emmanuel; Almaroof, Salam

Integrating variable renewable energy into power system operations (English)

Wind and solar energy is a fast-growing share of the global energy mix. But integrating them into power-system operations requires significant adaptations to compensate for their variability. ... See More +

Brief 93785 JAN 01, 2015

Nikolokakis, Thomas; Chatopadhyay, Debabrata

Scaling up access to electricity : pay-as-you-go plans in off-grid energy services (English)

Although the payment models offered by off-grid energy companies are less flexible than those implemented with great success by mobile telephone companies, they may still have an important role to play in scaling up off-grid energy services for billions of people who lack access to electricity. ... See More +

Brief 93786 JAN 01, 2015

Moreno, Alejandro; Bareisaite, Asta

MENA shares global knowledge on procurement under public private partnerships (English)

This MENA K&L Quick Note highlights the key lessons learned from the workshop entitled: “Procurement Under Public private Partnerships (PPP): A Learning Event for the Water and Energy Sectors,” held in Beirut, Lebanon on October 13-15, 2014. ... See More +

Brief 93705 DEC 01, 2014

Lipson, Rachel; Ismail Ali, Nazaneen; Al-Kazzaz, Ala

Planning for electricity access (English)

This brief examines planning for access to electricity. That electricity for all campaigns around the globe often fall short of their targets is partly a failure of planning. ... See More +

Brief 92671 NOV 20, 2014

Chattopadhyay, Debabrata; Kitchlu, Rahul; Jordan, Rhonda L.

Supporting hydropower : an overview of the World Bank Group's engagement (English)

Hydropower development makes an essential contribution to reducing poverty, boosting shared prosperity, and improving sustainability. Water storage associated with some hydropower projects can also make important contributions to water and food security and to climate resilience. ... See More +

Brief 91154 OCT 01, 2014

Rex, William; Foster, Vivien; Lyon, Kimberly; Bucknall, Julia; Liden, Rikard

Steering Dubai's education reform through incentive and accountability drivers (English)

As Dubai has grown over the last two decades, the demand for private education has grown with it, a reflection of the number of expatriates settling in the city and the various curricula on offer to cater to expatriates. ... See More +

Brief 92445 OCT 01, 2014

Thacker, Simon

Djibouti looks to the future : a south-south high level exchange (English)

This quick note highlights the key discussions and recommendations made during the high-level development exchange held in Djibouti on June 20-23, 2014. ... See More +

Brief 92442 SEP 01, 2014

Fotouhi, Homa-Zahra; Foch, Arthur; Vakil, Roya

18 key principles of PFM reform in MENA (English)

While circumstances vary by country, there are some generic principles for Public Financial Management, or PFM reform. For this quick note these principles were drawn from the personal experience (within and outside the World Bank) of the author as well as selected readings presented at the end of the note. ... See More +

Brief 92439 SEP 01, 2014

Waly, Hisham Ahmed

The decline of child mortality rates in MENA in comparative perspective (English)

Although child mortality rates have declined all across the developing world over the past 40 years, they have declined the most in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Brief 92441 SEP 01, 2014

Iqbal, Farrukh

Toward sustainable and energy efficient urban transport (English)

Many cities of developing countries are experiencing rapid growth of motorized transportation. This is leading to severe congestion, which, in turn, is reducing productivity. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 93676 SEP 01, 2014

Agarwal, Om Prakash

FRIM : a new tool for financial risk monitoring and MENA (English)

Recent episodes of global financial stress have underscored the importance of individual banks to the stability of their own or even the global financial system. ... See More +

Brief 90158 AUG 01, 2014

Improving energy efficiency in buildings (English)

About one-third of global energy is consumed in residential, public, and commercial buildings (collectively referred to as buildings), where it is used for space heating, cooling, ventilating, lighting, cooking, water heating, refrigerating, and operating electric and mechanical devices. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 93675 AUG 01, 2014

Liu, Feng

Climate change and migration in the MENA region (English)

Climate change and climate-induced migration (Foresight, 2011) are major global concerns. This is true for the MENA region as well. Yet empirical data on how perceptions of climate change and weather shocks affect migration in the region are scarce. ... See More +

Brief 90156 JUL 01, 2014

Open skies over the Middle East (English)

The dynamism of air traffic markets in the Middle East obscures the persistence of restrictions on international competition. But how important are such restrictions for passenger traffic? ... See More +

Brief 90157 JUL 01, 2014

Impact of weather shocks on MENA Households (English)

Do households living in climate affected areas in the MENA region believe that changes in climate patterns and their environment are taking place? ... See More +

Brief 90155 JUL 01, 2014

Over the horizon : a new Levant (English)

According to a new World Bank report, economic complementarities between Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories are significant, with substantial welfare gains expected from increased trade and investments and, ultimately, economic integration. ... See More +

Brief 90154 JUL 01, 2014

Financing municipal energy efficiency projects (English)

Improving the energy efficiency (EE) of municipally owned buildings, such as schools and hospitals, and municipal infrastructure, such as public lighting, water supply, and district heating, offers budgetary savings on energy bills and a wide range of environmental and socioeconomic benefits. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 93674 JUL 01, 2014

Limaye, Dilip; Derbyshire, William

Scaling up access to electricity : the case of Bangladesh (English)

This knowledge note is the second of three case studies that concerns scaling up access to electricity in Africa, Bangladesh, and Rwanda. Since its inception in 2003, Bangladesh's solar home system program has installed about three million electrification systems in rural households, two-thirds of them in the last three years. ... See More +

Brief 88702 JUN 13, 2014

Sadeque, Zubair; Rysankova, Dana; Elahi, Raihan; Soni, Ruchi

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The rise in education attainment in MENA in comparative perspective (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93706 Brief
A Jordan Ombudsman bureau with enhanced capacity (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93704 Brief
Integrating variable renewable energy into power system operations (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93785 Brief
Scaling up access to electricity : pay-as-you-go plans in off-grid energy services (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93786 Brief
MENA shares global knowledge on procurement under public private partnerships (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93705 Brief
Planning for electricity access (English)
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NOV 20, 2014 92671 Brief
Supporting hydropower : an overview of the World Bank Group's engagement (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91154 Brief
Steering Dubai's education reform through incentive and accountability drivers (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92445 Brief
Djibouti looks to the future : a south-south high level exchange (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92442 Brief
18 key principles of PFM reform in MENA (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92439 Brief
The decline of child mortality rates in MENA in comparative perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92441 Brief
Toward sustainable and energy efficient urban transport (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 93676 ESMAP Paper
FRIM : a new tool for financial risk monitoring and MENA (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90158 Brief
Improving energy efficiency in buildings (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 93675 ESMAP Paper
Climate change and migration in the MENA region (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90156 Brief
Open skies over the Middle East (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90157 Brief
Impact of weather shocks on MENA Households (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90155 Brief
Over the horizon : a new Levant (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90154 Brief
Financing municipal energy efficiency projects (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 93674 ESMAP Paper
Scaling up access to electricity : the case of Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88702 Brief