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Middle East and North Africa - Solid Waste Management OBA Pilot in West Bank : P132268 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR16980 DEC 02, 2014

Oe,Noriko

Education attainment in the Middle East and North Africa : success at a cost (English)

This paper reviews the experience of the Middle East and North Africa region in education attainment over the past four decades (1970-2010). It documents the following main findings: (a) all countries in the region experienced significant improvements in educational attainment over this period; (b) most countries in the region did better in this regard than comparators that had roughly the same education stocks in 1970; (c) collectively, the region achieved a greater percentage increase in education than other regions; (d) the regionapos;s better performance was in part because of higher rates of public spending on education, better food sufficiency status, and a lower initial stock of education in 1970 in comparison with most other developing country regions; and (e) the region had among the lowest payoffs to public spending in terms of increments in education stock; the impressive advance in education was achieved at high cost. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7127 DEC 01, 2014

Iqbal, Farrukh; Kiendrebeogo, Youssouf

Transparent government and business regulation : "open for business?" (English)

This paper presents new indicators for 185 economies measuring the accessibility of business regulatory information. The paper shows that the new data can serve as meaningful proxies for the overall transparency of governments and the new data have explanatory power for the quality of business regulation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7132 DEC 01, 2014

Geginat, Carolin; Saltane, Valentina

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report for the Middle East and North Africa shows that policies that lower competition and create an uneven playing field are common and constrain private sector job creation. ... See More +

Publication 92870 NOV 16, 2014

Schiffbauer, Marc; Sy, Abdoulaye; Hussain, Sahar; Sahnoun, Hania; Keefer, Philip

Statement of loans for October 2014 : Europe and Central Asia and Middle East and North Africa (English)

Working Paper 92733 OCT 31, 2014

Middle East and North Africa - MNXTA: Enhancing Microfinance Amongst Women and Youth in MENA : P144655 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report OCT 22, 2014

Abdel Aziz,Teymour

MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is home to 5.5 percent of the worldapos;s population, 3.3 percent of its GDP and 48 percent of its energy subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper 91210 OCT 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shanta; Mottaghi, Lili; Iqbal, Farrukh; Mundaca, Gabriela; Laursen, Maria; Vagliasindi, Maria; Commander, Simon; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle French, Arabic

MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (Arabic)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is home to 5.5 percent of the worldapos;s population, 3.3 percent of its GDP and 48 percent of its energy subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper 91210 OCT 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shanta; Mottaghi, Lili; Iqbal, Farrukh; Mundaca, Gabriela; Laursen, Maria; Vagliasindi, Maria; Commander, Simon; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle English, French

MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies : Bulletin trimestriel dapos;information economique de la region MENA : subventions corrosives (French)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is home to 5.5 percent of the worldapos;s population, 3.3 percent of its GDP and 48 percent of its energy subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper 91210 OCT 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shanta; Mottaghi, Lili; Iqbal, Farrukh; Mundaca, Gabriela; Laursen, Maria; Vagliasindi, Maria; Commander, Simon; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle English, Arabic

The reduction of child mortality in the Middle East and North Africa : a success story (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 +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7023 SEP 01, 2014

Iqbal, Farrukh; Kiendrebeogo, Youssouf

MENA data book (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) data book serves as a quick reference and a reliable dataset for monitoring economic and social developments in the region. ... See More +

Publication 91176 SEP 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Kiendrebeogo, Youssouf; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle; Lenoble, Nathalie

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

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Economic growth has been sustained for many years pre-crisis in the region, but this has not resulted in the creation of an adequate number of jobs and has succeeded, at best, in generating low-quality, informal jobs. ... See More +

Publication 90271 AUG 26, 2014

Gatti, Roberta; Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Silva, Joana; Bodor, Andras

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

MNA knowledge and learning fast brief ; no. 100 (English)

Disbursement progress is used by the World Bank task teams and management as one of the measures of project and portfolio performance. Disbursement ratio is a useful proxy for assessing implementation progress under Bank-financed investment operations. ... See More +

Brief 92651 AUG 01, 2014

Abdildina, Zhanar; Pugachevsky, Alexandra; Oyelese, Oyebimpe; Newell, Joshua McLellan; Bathia, Dharini

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Middle East and North Africa - Solid Waste Management OBA Pilot in West Bank : P132268 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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DEC 02, 2014 ISR16980 Implementation Status and Results Report
Education attainment in the Middle East and North Africa : success at a cost (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7127 Policy Research Working Paper
Transparent government and business regulation : "open for business?" (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7132 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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NOV 16, 2014 92870 Publication
Statement of loans for October 2014 : Europe and Central Asia and Middle East and North Africa (English)
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OCT 31, 2014 92733 Working Paper
Middle East and North Africa - Regional Coordination on Improved Water Resources Management and Capacity Building Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches (French)
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OCT 28, 2014 92241 Procurement Plan
Middle East and North Africa - MNXTA: Enhancing Microfinance Amongst Women and Youth in MENA : P144655 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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OCT 22, 2014 Implementation Status and Results Report
Official Documents- Amendment to the Administration Agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Additional Contribution to TF071840 (English)
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OCT 17, 2014 Agreement
MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91210 Working Paper French, Arabic
MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2014 91210 Working Paper English, French
MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies : Bulletin trimestriel dapos;information economique de la region MENA : subventions corrosives (French)
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OCT 01, 2014 91210 Working Paper English, Arabic
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) - Enhancing Microfinance Amongst Women and Youth in MENA Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation de marche (French)
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SEP 05, 2014 91298 Procurement Plan
The reduction of child mortality in the Middle East and North Africa : a success story (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7023 Policy Research Working Paper
MENA data book (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91176 Publication
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
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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AUG 26, 2014 90271 Publication
Middle East and North Africa - 5M-AWI Institutional Dev to Strengthen Arab Youth Policy ; Participation : P128846 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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AUG 09, 2014 Implementation Status and Results Report
FRIM : a new tool for financial risk monitoring and MENA (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90158 Brief
MNA knowledge and learning fast brief ; no. 100 (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 92651 Brief