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November 2009 - present

 

The MENA Quick Notes are intended to summarize lessons learned from the Middle East and North Africa Region and other Bank knowledge and learning activities.

 

 

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MENA K and L quick notes

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Public Investment Management (PIM) in Contexts of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence – Part 1 (English)

A government's provision of complementary public goods, such as roads and bridges, facilitates the development of markets leading to long-term economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 134705 FEB 01, 2019

Cuvillier,Emmanuel F.; Chaouali,Rafika; Mroczka,Fabienne Disclosed

Public Investment Management (PIM) in Contexts of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence – Part 2 (English)

The PIM Assessment resulted in the establishment of an Action Plan to strengthen the system. Given weak institutional capacity and limited resources, the Plan should include quick-win options where possible, particularly in the early recovery phase. ... See More +

Working Paper 134707 FEB 01, 2019

Cuvillier,Emmanuel F.; Chaouali,Rafika; Mroczka,Fabienne Disclosed

Capturing Opportunities for Integrated Coastal Zone Management and the Blue Economy in MENA (English)

The MNA region has rich marine ecosystems that can play a key role in eroding extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity through the Blue Economy—the sustainable use of marine resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, jobs, and overall ecosystem health. ... See More +

Working Paper 133686 JAN 10, 2019

Sieghart,Lia Carol; Mizener,Joseph Allen; Gibson,Jeffrey Alexander Disclosed

Advancing the Public Procurement – Governance Nexus – The Case of Iraq (English)

There is a strong link between efficient and effective public procurement and good governance. Public procurement is at the core of translating public policy into tangible results for citizens, delivering essential services, implementing projects and programs, and improving a country's business, investment, and social environments. ... See More +

Brief 131377 OCT 01, 2018

Tayler,Yolanda; Mc Gann,Nora Elizabeth Disclosed

Why aren't more Lebanese women working? (English)

Ensuring equitable access to jobs and reducing gender gaps is essential for putting MENA countries on the path to inclusive growth and stability. ... See More +

Brief 126361 MAY 01, 2018

Elzir,Angela; Sayed,Haneen Ismail Disclosed

Disruptive technology : new growth engine for MENA? (English)

MENA economies have been experiencing moderate to high growth in GDP with stagnant growth in employment, a phenomenon of "jobless growth" since the 1970s. ... See More +

Brief 126181 MAY 01, 2018

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Strengthening conflict sensitive approaches to climate change in MENA (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is among the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change. The region is projected to experience increasing temperatures, water stress, and instances of extreme weather events, with direct consequences for regional food and water security. ... See More +

Brief 125368 APR 01, 2018

Sieghart,Lia Carol; Betre,Mahlette Mussie; Mizener,Joseph Allen Disclosed

Refugee welfare : a global public good (English)

This brief discusses refugee welfare in Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Refugee flows can significantly alter the social and economic fabric of host communities, with the impact depending on initial conditions in labor markets, access to resources, demographics, labor laws, and the policy responses of host governments. ... See More +

Brief 125157 APR 01, 2018

Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Integrating citizen engagement in program design Egypt's sustainable rural sanitation services program experience (English)

Citizen engagement is not a new concept in the world of development. Notions of social accountability, citizen participation, voice, have been around development programs for many years. ... See More +

Brief 124860 APR 01, 2018

Galeza,Kamila Anna; Faltas Bastorous,Amal Nabil; Abdelghaffar,Lina Abdallah Ismail Adel Disclosed

What gets measured gets done : addressing policy capture and privilege-seeking in the MENA region and beyond (English)

Countries around the globe are seeking to diversify their economies and make them competitive. For this to happen, resources need to flow to firms that can make the best use of them. ... See More +

Brief 124588 MAR 01, 2018

Akhtar,Mahmood Syed; Ait Ali Slimane,Meriem Disclosed

Climate change in MENA : challenges and opportunities for the world's most water stressed region : Climate change in MENA : challenges and opportunities for the world’s most water stressed region (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is no stranger to extreme temperatures. It is predicted that these extremes will worsen in the coming decades. ... See More +

Brief 123806 MAR 01, 2018

Sieghart,Lia Carol; Betre,Mahlette Mussie Disclosed

Arab aid on the rise 2011-2016 (English)

Brief 123735 FEB 01, 2018

Disclosed

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

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

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Public Investment Management (PIM) in Contexts of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence – Part 1 (English)
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FEB 01, 2019 134705 Working Paper
Public Investment Management (PIM) in Contexts of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence – Part 2 (English)
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FEB 01, 2019 134707 Working Paper
Capturing Opportunities for Integrated Coastal Zone Management and the Blue Economy in MENA (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 133686 Working Paper
Advancing the Public Procurement – Governance Nexus – The Case of Iraq (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131377 Brief
Why aren't more Lebanese women working? (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126361 Brief
Disruptive technology : new growth engine for MENA? (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126181 Brief
Strengthening conflict sensitive approaches to climate change in MENA (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125368 Brief
Refugee welfare : a global public good (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125157 Brief
Integrating citizen engagement in program design Egypt's sustainable rural sanitation services program experience (English)
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APR 01, 2018 124860 Brief
What gets measured gets done : addressing policy capture and privilege-seeking in the MENA region and beyond (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124588 Brief
Climate change in MENA : challenges and opportunities for the world's most water stressed region : Climate change in MENA : challenges and opportunities for the world’s most water stressed region (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123806 Brief
Arab aid on the rise 2011-2016 (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123735 Brief
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
MENA’s forced displacement crisis (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105730 Brief