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Arab World briefs

February 2011 - May 2011

 

These briefs are intended to summarize lessons learned from the knowledge and learning activities of the World Bank Group and its partners in the Middle East and North Africa Region.

 

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Enhancing access to micro-data in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Greater transparency and accountability has been one of the core issues behind the current upheavals in the region. Similarly, lack of or inability to gain access to data has been a long standing complaint by local and international agencies and organizations. ... See More +

Brief 62226 MAY 01, 2011

Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Hilger,Anne; Ivins,Ingrid B. Disclosed

Towards a new partnership for inclusive growth in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Citizens are challenging authorities across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), in countries with diverse socioeconomic and institutional settings. ... See More +

Brief 62225 MAY 01, 2011

Disclosed

MENA local service delivery initiative : promoting social accountability and demand for good governance (English)

Good governance is an underlying condition for the formulation of effective and efficient public policies, programs, and services. It implies a social contract and adherence to rules and laws that enable improved interaction between government and constituents on transparency, accountability, and participation. ... See More +

Brief 69347 APR 01, 2011

Beddies, Sabine; Felicio, Mariana; Dedu, Gabriel; Fall, Fatou; Vagneron, Caroline Disclosed

Emerging developments and challenges in the Arab World (English)

The events of the last few weeks are a watershed for Tunisia, Egypt, and other Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. The ongoing political events will resonate regionally and globally and, if followed by sound transitions to better governance structures, these events provide a unique opportunity to change MENA's political and social landscape. ... See More +

Brief 62228 FEB 01, 2011

Akhtar,Shamshad Disclosed

Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for youth in MENA : policies to promote employment opportunities (English)

On January 18, 2011, the Arab Development Summit Youth Forum met in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, aiming to provide young Arab leaders and Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) entrepreneurs with the opportunity for dialogue with Arab decision makers, providing recommendations on how to empower youth in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) through ICT. ... See More +

Brief 62231 FEB 01, 2011

La Cava,Gloria; Paradi-Guilford,Cecilia Maria; Rossotto,Carlo Maria Disclosed