[World Bank E-Learning Course] Investment Planning toward Low Emissions Development
Aug 27, 2015 / Highlight
This course compiles knowledge and lessons learned during the design and implementation of investment plans funded through the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP). The objective of this course is to teach policymakers, planners and climate change...
[World Bank E-Learning Course] Urban Crime and Violence Prevention
Aug 27, 2015 / Highlight
Urban crime and violence constitute a serious impediment to economic and social development globally. In many urban centers across the world, high crime and violence rates are undermining growth, threatening human welfare and impeding social development.
Within this context, the aim of this course is to enhance the capacity of communities and...
Women for Resilient Cities Grand Finale: #SheIsResilient
Aug 17, 2015 / Highlight
While around the world, the number of disasters has almost doubled since the 1980s, in MENA, the average number of natural disasters has almost tripled over the same period. Approximately 40 million people have been affected by over 350 natural disasters between 1981 and 2010. Vulnerabilities are on the rise across the region, with risks...
Urban Mobility in Mediterranean Cities: Feedback & Perspectives
Jul 31, 2015 / Highlight
The program « Sustainable Urban Transport » of the CMI, coordinated and funded by the AFD, that delegated implementation to CODATU, started in 2010 with an inaugural conference in Damascus (Syria).
In its first phase the program activity has consisted mainly in the organization of regional seminars and thematic workshops (Damascus, 2010,...
Qui paie quoi en matière de transport urbain ? Guide de bonnes pratiques
Jul 31, 2015 / Library
Le présent “Guide de bonnes pratiques de financement du transport urbain” met en relief, sans prétendre à l’exhaustivité, des expériences significatives de mobilisation des principales possibilités de financement du secteur. Il s’agit ainsi de fournir une base de référence à tout décideur, du Sud comme du Nord, qui serait amené à participer à la...
L’eau en Afrique : à Quel Prix?
Programme de l’Atelier Optimisation du système de gestion des déchets dans la médina de Sfax
Workshop: Waste Management Optimisation in the Medina of Sfax
Jul 16, 2015 / Highlight
On July 21st, the Municipality of Sfax and its Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC) supported by MedCities will organize a participatory workshop on the optimization of waste management in the Medina.
This workshop is part of the technical assistance that is being provided to the city of Sfax regarding the management of waste in the Medina. This...
Highlighting the Role of Local Authorities in the Rehabilitations of Medinas
Jun 23, 2015 / Highlight
June 4-5, 2015, Tunis, Tunisia
In the framework of the Medinas 2030 initiative, the CMI, EIB, AFD, CDC, in collaboration with l’Association de Sauvegarde de la Médina de Tunis, Municipality of Tunis, Organization of World Heritage Cities for Africa and the Middle East, and the Heritage and Historical Arab Cities Foundation, organized 2 events...
Women Risk Management Start-up Competition: Because Resilient Entrepreneurs Make Resilient Cities
Jun 17, 2015 / Library
Read more about the competition here.
Representatives from 20 Jordanian Municipalities to participate to an upcoming Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness Academy in Jordan
May 05, 2015 / Blog entry
By Ghada A. Shaqour*
Administratively, Jordan’s intergovernmental system is divided into three tiers - central, provincial (governorate) and local (municipal) levels. At the local level, 100 municipalities exist today and are governed by elected municipal councils. They were assigned over 39 different functional responsibilities, but many of...
Representatives from 15 Municipalities in West Bank and Gaza to participate to an upcoming Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness Academy in Jordan
May 05, 2015 / Blog entry
By Dana Almubaied*
In the West Bank and Gaza, Local Government Units (LGUs) have a long history - some were created as early as the second half of the 19th century. With increasing political and geographical fragmentation over the last two decades, LGUs have gained paramount importance providing services to the local population, particularly in...
Strategic Urban Development
Apr 30, 2015 / Program
Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC)
Limited integrated city management and the need for a new cross-sectorial understanding of citizens’ needs throughout the southern Mediterranean.
To enhance the capacities of Mediterranean cities and respond to the need for a new...
Urban Development Strategies in the Mediterranean
Barcelona Conference Conclusions
The Barcelona Call for Local Empowerment in the Mediterranean
WB Quick Note #102, “Improving the Reliability of Weather and Climate Services in Yemen”
WB (2013), Natural Disasters in the Middle East and North Africa: A Regional Overview
WDR 2014, Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development
Cities and Flooding. A guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century. A Summary for policy makers
WB Quick Note #13, “Addressing Climate Change in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA)”
WB Feature Story (2011), "North African Coastal Cities Address Climate Change and Natural Disasters"
Safer Homes, Stronger Communities
Tools for Building Urban Resilience: Integrating Risk Information into Investment Decisions
WB Quick Note #105, “Natural Disasters in MENA: A Regional Overview”
WB (2014), Climate Change and Migration: Evidence for the Middle East and North Africa (English)
Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience (Vol. 2) : Executive summary
Climate change, disaster risk, and the urban poor: cities building resilience for a changing world
WB Quick Note #79, “Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries”
WB (2012), MENA Development Report, Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries.