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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

The economic impact of the Syrian war and the spread of ISIS (English)

The Syrian war and the subsequent emergence and spread of the Islamic State (ISIS) have transformed the Levant in ways one could not have imagined prior to 2011. ... See More +

Brief 93881 JAN 01, 2015

Ianchovichina, Elena; Ivanic, Maros 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

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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How do people in MENA evaluate their economic prospects? (English)
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APR 01, 2016 105732 Brief
Building Kuwait’s future, one small enterprise at a time (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 103713 Brief
The impact of war and peace in MENA (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105731 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
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) : regional collaboration on education - an Araieq innovation (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95184 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
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
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
The economic impact of the Syrian war and the spread of ISIS (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93881 Brief
MENA shares global knowledge on procurement under public private partnerships (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93705 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