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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

Innovative procurement practices in Iraq's social safety net program (English)

Well-functioning institutions are critical to reducing poverty and boosting growth. However, fragile and conflict-affected states generally lack the political and institutional structures needed to address pockets of poverty and promote development. ... See More +

Brief 80252 AUG 01, 2013

Ali, Nazaneen Ismail; Jacobs, Andrew; Lipson, Rachel; Isoldi, Fabio

Improving the reliability of weather and climate services in Yemen (English)

The Republic of Yemen, situated on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, is one of the poorest countries in the world. In addition to significant development challenges, Yemen is particularly vulnerable to climate change. ... See More +

Brief 80251 JUL 01, 2013

Sieghart, Lia Carol; Rogers, David

Iraq - A multi-country south-south knowledge exchange on social safety nets (English)

South-South knowledge exchanges are increasingly recognized as one of the most effective learning and development tools. While it is important to facilitate such exchange of first-hand experiences and lessons across developing countries, what is even more important is what is actually done with the outcomes of the learning and knowledge sharing that take place across boundaries. ... See More +

Brief 80249 JUN 01, 2013

Alkhoja, Ghassan; Dawani, Zaina

MENA and public consultations (English)

The integration of consultation mechanisms throughout the policymaking process has proved to be a valuable instrument to help strengthen government-citizen interaction and improve the quality of government policies on key development areas by leading to better designed development projects, more effective service delivery, and improvements in the targeting of benefits. ... See More +

Brief 80250 JUN 01, 2013

Bteddini, Lida

Justice sector services and the poor in Jordan : determining needs and priorities (English)

Understanding the demands and priorities of poor persons is important to effectively target services in the justice sector. To help enhance data, in 2012 the Department of Statistics implemented a survey of 10,000 households focusing on the justice sector the first of its kind in Jordan. ... See More +

Brief 77426 MAY 01, 2013

Prettitore, Paul

Implementing an advanced cash transfer program in the Palestinian territories (English)

The Palestinian Authority (PA)- administered Cash Transfer Program (CTP) is considered one of the most advanced cash assistance programs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. ... See More +

Brief 80247 MAY 01, 2013

Hillis, Samira; Leite, Phillippe; McDonald, Laura; Frost, Lillian

Yemen - Stimulating business and employment (English)

Yemen is at a crossroads. Two years after popular unrest led to the ousting of the former president, there is now a coalition government, and the beginnings of a national political transition. ... See More +

Brief 76812 APR 01, 2013

Kuwait - Fostering sustainable investment through modern commercial law systems (English)

The Government of Kuwait (GOK) is now moving decisively to reform its insolvency and creditor/debtor regime (ICR). Stakeholders recognize that Kuwait's ICR system had fallen behind that required for a modern economy. ... See More +

Brief 76883 APR 01, 2013

Cojocaru, Iulia; Johnson, Gordon W.; Mako, William; Mokal, Riz

Another piece of the job creation puzzle : developing the MSME sector in Egypt (English)

The Egyptian revolution resulted in key challenges but also opportunities. It has highlighted the need for more jobs, a level playing field, good governance (transparency and accountability), as well as a fair and competitive environment to accelerate inclusive growth. ... See More +

Brief 80244 APR 01, 2013

Nasr, Sahar; Abd, Yara El

Supporting access to finance for micro, small and medium enterprises with partial credit guarantees : the Moroccan experience (English)

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) represent an important pillar of the Moroccan economy. Estimates indicate they account for more than 90 percent of all enterprises and contribute to 21.6 percent of total employment. ... See More +

Brief 80245 APR 01, 2013

Aziz, Teymour Abdel

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) : community of practice on employment and social safety nets (English)

The World Bank is now supporting and facilitating the establishment of the first community of practice in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the area of employment and social safety nets. ... See More +

Brief 75759 MAR 01, 2013

Angel-Urdinalo, Diego F.; Caillava, Ines Rodriguez; Semlali, Amina

Supporting job creation and innovation through MSME development in MENA (English)

Employment generation is a critical challenge facing policymakers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, particularly since the Arab uprisings as citizens challenge governments to provide greater economic and social opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 77924 MAR 01, 2013

McConaghy, Peter

Iraq's tourism potential (English)

While it will require further political stability and security, tourism in Iraq stands to be a major growth sector. The Iraqi tourism sector is currently underdeveloped and in a state of neglect, due to decades of war, closed regimes and recurrent instability and insecurity. ... See More +

Brief 80241 MAR 01, 2013

Dabidian, Hooman; Al-Ani, Mohammed Wafaa; Francke, Christopher Hassaan; Redwan, Ahmed

Developing micro, small and medium enterprises in Jordan : the route to shared prosperity (English)

The Arab uprisings and the global financial and economic slowdown have negatively impacted the Jordanian economy and highlighted demands for a more level economic playing field and equity in access to economic and social opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 80242 MAR 01, 2013

Nasr, Sahar; Abd, Yara El

Supporting innovation in SMEs in Lebanon through a public/private equity fund : the iSME fund (English)

Lebanon is a typical example of a country where the banking sector is stable with high levels of liquidity, and where the government has put in place various incentive mechanisms and programs to encourage lending for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ... See More +

Brief 75658 FEB 01, 2013

Akeel, Randa

Experiential tourism in Palestinian rural communities : 'Abraham's path' (English)

The economy of the Palestinian territories, hampered by years of conflict, occupation, and insecurity remains dependent on foreign aid with the public sector remaining the largest employer. ... See More +

Brief 75659 FEB 01, 2013

Abukumail, Ali H.

Transforming Arab economies : the knowledge and innovation road (English)

Knowledge has always been central to development. A thousand years ago the Arab civilization led the world in knowledge, prosperity, and development. ... See More +

Brief 75660 FEB 01, 2013

Aubert, Jean-Eric; Utz, Anuja

Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in MENA (English)

The Arab Spring and subsequent transitions provide opportunities for better governance, economies free of cronyism and more inclusive models of growth. ... See More +

Brief 73006 SEP 01, 2012

Morgandi, Matteo; Silva, Joana; Levin, Victoria

Egyptian private enterprises in the aftermath of the revolution : an investment climate update (English)

The January 25th revolution is an enormously important political event for Egypt, but attention to its economic consequences is also vital. The Egyptian revolution reflected a popular movement in favor of dramatic changes in the way citizens were governed and the way resources and opportunities were distributed in society. ... See More +

Brief 73009 SEP 01, 2012

Stone, Andrew; Dabidian, Hooman; Badawy, Lina

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Promoting financial inclusion for growth and development in Iraq (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 87549 Brief
Innovative procurement practices in Iraq's social safety net program (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 80252 Brief
Improving the reliability of weather and climate services in Yemen (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 80251 Brief
Iraq - A multi-country south-south knowledge exchange on social safety nets (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 80249 Brief
MENA and public consultations (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 80250 Brief
Justice sector services and the poor in Jordan : determining needs and priorities (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 77426 Brief
Implementing an advanced cash transfer program in the Palestinian territories (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 80247 Brief
Yemen - Stimulating business and employment (English)
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APR 01, 2013 76812 Brief
Kuwait - Fostering sustainable investment through modern commercial law systems (English)
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APR 01, 2013 76883 Brief
Another piece of the job creation puzzle : developing the MSME sector in Egypt (English)
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APR 01, 2013 80244 Brief
Supporting access to finance for micro, small and medium enterprises with partial credit guarantees : the Moroccan experience (English)
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APR 01, 2013 80245 Brief
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) : community of practice on employment and social safety nets (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 75759 Brief
Supporting job creation and innovation through MSME development in MENA (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 77924 Brief
Iraq's tourism potential (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 80241 Brief
Developing micro, small and medium enterprises in Jordan : the route to shared prosperity (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 80242 Brief
Supporting innovation in SMEs in Lebanon through a public/private equity fund : the iSME fund (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 75658 Brief
Experiential tourism in Palestinian rural communities : 'Abraham's path' (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 75659 Brief
Transforming Arab economies : the knowledge and innovation road (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 75660 Brief
Inclusion and resilience : the way forward for social safety nets in MENA (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 73006 Brief
Egyptian private enterprises in the aftermath of the revolution : an investment climate update (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 73009 Brief