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Social safety nets in Iraq : reform in a time of fragility, conflict, and violence (English)

Iraq, once a relatively skilled and economically prosperous society, has seen its development thwarted by decades of conflict and economic decline. ... See More +

Brief 110141 NOV 01, 2016

Alkhoja,Ghassan N.; Neman,Ramzi Afif; Hariz,Sara Raja Disclosed

What can MENA governments expect in 2016? (English)

This year will be the fifth consecutive year with global growth below its long-term trend of 3.5 percent observed during 2000-07, standing at last year’s 2.4 percent. ... See More +

Brief 109328 OCT 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Procurement reform advances in the MENA region (English)

In a region beset with major challenges, some remarkable progress has been achieved in the development and modernization of public procurement systems. ... See More +

Brief 108678 SEP 01, 2016

Tayler,Yolanda Disclosed

MENA and the evolution of oil prices (English)

Since September 2014, world crude oil prices have fallen by more than half, setting a new low at 30 US dollars a barrel (Brent crude) in February 2016. ... See More +

Brief 108677 AUG 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Humanitarian engineering : innovative approaches and partnerships in crisis response (English)

The overall purpose was to identify how reconstruction of infrastructure and provision ofessential services could be more effective,especially in countries, such as Lebanon andJordan, facing a massive refugee crisis driven by the war in Syria. ... See More +

Brief 108683 JUN 01, 2016

Tayler,Yolanda Disclosed

How do people in MENA evaluate their economic prospects? (English)

In the global environment with the risk of prolonged low growth, the short-term economic outlook for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region remains “cautiously "pessimistic”, according to the World Bank’s latest MENA Economic Monitor. ... See More +

Brief 105732 APR 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

The impact of war and peace in MENA (English)

Civil wars and violence have significantly damaged human, social and physical capital in the war-torn countries of Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen. ... See More +

Brief 105731 MAR 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Building Kuwait’s future, one small enterprise at a time (English)

The number of Small-to-Medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kuwait is high, particularly in retail and non-financial services, but their overall contribution to the economy is marginal. ... See More +

Brief 103713 MAR 01, 2016

Karasapan,Omer M.; Volk,Mark Disclosed

MENA’s forced displacement crisis (English)

The latest MENA Quarterly Economic Brief estimates growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region to fall short of expectation at 2.6 percent in 2015, about 0.2 percentage points below the October 2015 forecast. ... See More +

Brief 105730 MAR 01, 2016

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

MENA economies hit by conflicts, civil wars, and lower oil prices (English)

Against the backdrop of a slowing global economy and lower commodity prices, economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is stagnating. ... See More +

Brief 100393 OCT 01, 2015

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Poverty and legal problems in Jordan : defining the relationship (English)

Jordanian citizens are no exception - a household survey conducted in Jordan in 2011 found that roughly 20 percent of families had a member experience a legal problem in the previous five years. ... See More +

Brief 99730 SEP 01, 2015

Prettitore,Paul Scott Disclosed

Economics of lifting sanctions on Iran (English)

July has been unusually active for the global economy this year. First, there was Greece’s debt crisis, a referendum on the terms of a bailout, and ensuing negotiations over debt relief. ... See More +

Brief 98801 JUL 01, 2015

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Navigating through fragility : procurement solutions for Iraqi education (English)

While the Iraqi education system was widely regarded as one of the best in the Middle East and enjoyed near-universal primary enrollment until the 1980s, the next decade marked a serious downturn in results. ... See More +

Brief 97362 JUN 01, 2015

Mosler,Elisa; Ali,Nazaneen Ismail; Lipson,Rachel Tamar Disclosed

Recent economic developments and prospects (English)

The global economy will grow 3 to 3.5 percent this year, 0.5 percent higher than last year’s 2.6 percent, and surpassing the average growth rate of 3.1 percent during 2000-08, before the financial crisis. ... See More +

Brief 95826 APR 01, 2015

Ahuja,Preeti S.; Byan, Gerard A. Disclosed

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) : economic and social impact assessment of the Syrian conflict and ISIS insurgency (English)

Brief 94954 MAR 01, 2015

Kulaksiz,Sibel Disclosed

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) : regional collaboration on education - an Araieq innovation (English)

This Knowledge and Learning Note discusses regional collaboration on education in the Arab world. Regional collaboration on Education is arguably more challenging, comparatively speaking, in the Arab World than in other regions of the world. ... See More +

Brief 95184 MAR 01, 2015

Thacker, Simon; Moreno, Juan Manuel Disclosed

MENA quarterly economic brief : plunging oil prices (English)

In the three months since most observers, including the World Bank, issued their last forecasts, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region has changed substantially. ... See More +

Brief 94037 FEB 01, 2015

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Guide to legislative drafting in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) (English)

The development of a regulatory framework which meets international standards is a major concern in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, as it is key not only to fostering economic development but also to ensuring the wellbeing of its citizens. ... See More +

Brief 94212 FEB 01, 2015

Almaroof,Salam Falah; Cuvillier,Emmanuel F.; Diab,Razi A. Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Tamar; Ali,Nazaneen Ismail; Al-Kazzaz, Disclosed

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Social safety nets in Iraq : reform in a time of fragility, conflict, and violence (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 110141 Brief
What can MENA governments expect in 2016? (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109328 Brief
Procurement reform advances in the MENA region (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 108678 Brief
MENA and the evolution of oil prices (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 108677 Brief
Humanitarian engineering : innovative approaches and partnerships in crisis response (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 108683 Brief
How do people in MENA evaluate their economic prospects? (English)
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APR 01, 2016 105732 Brief
The impact of war and peace in MENA (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105731 Brief
Building Kuwait’s future, one small enterprise at a time (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 103713 Brief
MENA’s forced displacement crisis (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105730 Brief
MENA economies hit by conflicts, civil wars, and lower oil prices (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100393 Brief
Poverty and legal problems in Jordan : defining the relationship (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 99730 Brief
Economics of lifting sanctions on Iran (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98801 Brief
Navigating through fragility : procurement solutions for Iraqi education (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97362 Brief
Recent economic developments and prospects (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95826 Brief
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) : economic and social impact assessment of the Syrian conflict and ISIS insurgency (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94954 Brief
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) : regional collaboration on education - an Araieq innovation (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95184 Brief
MENA quarterly economic brief : plunging oil prices (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94037 Brief
Guide to legislative drafting in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94212 Brief
A Jordan Ombudsman bureau with enhanced capacity (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93704 Brief
MENA shares global knowledge on procurement under public private partnerships (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93705 Brief