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Steering Dubaiapos;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

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

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

Seeing is believing : poverty in the Palestinian territories (English)

The Palestinian Territories have a uniquely fragmented geography, characterized by the isolation of Gaza from the rest of the world, and the man-made barriers to mobility within the West Bank. ... See More +

Brief 90153 JUN 01, 2014

All in the family : state capture in Tunisia (English)

Understanding state-business relationships and how they have shaped the institutional architecture of countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) is crucial for the identification of systemic vulnerabilities and reform priorities. ... See More +

Brief 90151 MAY 01, 2014

Rijkers, Bob; Freund, Caroline; Nucifora, Antonio

On shared prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has made steady progress in terms of the World Bankapos;s twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Brief 90152 MAY 01, 2014

Ianchovichina, Elena

Ten years after Moroccoapos;s family code reforms : are gender gaps closing? (English)

In 2004, the Government of Morocco (GoM) made major amendments to its family code, known as the Moudawana, which covers personal status issues such as marriage, divorce, alimony, child support, child custody, and inheritance. ... See More +

Brief 90148 APR 01, 2014

Prettitore, Paul

Harnessing the global recovery : a tough road ahead (English)

Compared with the past three years, 2014 seems hopeful and 2015 can be a turning point for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. After a slowdown in 2013, recovery in high income economies is expected to boost global growth to 3.2 percent in 2014, an increase of 0.8 percent from 2013. ... See More +

Brief 90149 APR 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili

The status of Yemeni women : from aspiration to opportunity (English)

Yemen is on a path of transformation, one that can open opportunities for more inclusive societies and economies, or for greater risk and regression. ... See More +

Brief 90150 APR 01, 2014

Krishnan, Nandini

Public procurement reform in Morocco (English)

Over the last decade Morocco has made important strides in responding to citizen demands for more transparency, accountability, and shared prosperity. ... See More +

Brief 90144 MAR 01, 2014

Lipson, Rachel; Benouniche, Salim; Keita, Abdoulaye; Faridi, Khadija

Arab development symposium I : food and water security in the Arab World (English)

Recognizing the importance of policy debate and knowledge sharing in the field of development, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development and the World Bank (Middle East and North Africa Region) agreed in March 2010 to hold joint high-level development seminars around issues pertaining to the Arab World. ... See More +

Brief 90145 MAR 01, 2014

Rouis, Mustapha; Limam, Imed

Arab development symposium second : invigorating SMEs in the Arab World (English)

In March 2010, the Arab fund for economic and social development and the World Bank (Middle East and North Africa region) agreed to hold joint high-level development seminars around issues pertaining to the Arab World. ... See More +

Brief 90146 MAR 01, 2014

Rouis, Mustapha; Limam, Imed

Why MENA needs a finance and private sector Marshall plan (English)

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a largely middle income (MIC) region however, it tends to perform more like a low income (LIC) region on many critical financial and private sector economic indicators. ... See More +

Brief 90147 MAR 01, 2014

Ridenour, Stefanie

Promoting financial inclusion for growth and development in Iraq (English)

A well-functioning financial sector is critical for efficient resource allocation leading to increased productivity, greater investment, and higher overall levels of economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 87549 FEB 01, 2014

Aziz, Teymour Abdel; McConaghy, Peter

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Steering Dubaiapos;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
FRIM : a new tool for financial risk monitoring and MENA (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90158 Brief
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
Seeing is believing : poverty in the Palestinian territories (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 90153 Brief
All in the family : state capture in Tunisia (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 90151 Brief
On shared prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 90152 Brief
Ten years after Moroccoapos;s family code reforms : are gender gaps closing? (English)
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APR 01, 2014 90148 Brief
Harnessing the global recovery : a tough road ahead (English)
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APR 01, 2014 90149 Brief
The status of Yemeni women : from aspiration to opportunity (English)
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APR 01, 2014 90150 Brief
Public procurement reform in Morocco (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 90144 Brief
Arab development symposium I : food and water security in the Arab World (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 90145 Brief
Arab development symposium second : invigorating SMEs in the Arab World (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 90146 Brief
Why MENA needs a finance and private sector Marshall plan (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 90147 Brief
Promoting financial inclusion for growth and development in Iraq (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 87549 Brief