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May 28, 2013 / Program
The World Bank organized a learning visit to Georgia. The aim of this visit was to explore and expose the Georgian experience to the MENA region participants so they could learn from it.  This visit was part of the activities of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Community of... read more
May 22, 2013 / Program
Adaptation to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Greater Tunis Tunis, May 9, 2012 This workshop is the third step of a long dissemination process of the results of the regional study in Tunisia, the first one being the national workshop that was organized at the end of phase 1, and the... read more
May 21, 2013 / Program
Involving Algeria's civil society and local governments for increasing the city's resilience The first awareness meeting based on phase 1 of the study on “Adaptation to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Algiers”, financed by CDC and co-led by CDC and World Bank in the framework of CMI'... read more
Apr 25, 2013 / Program
As a follow up to demand from the Moroccan Ministry of Economy and Finance, the CMI organized a national consultation:  "Un nouveau modèle de développement pour le Maroc: Quelle feuille de route pour l’économie fondée sur la connaissance?" on April 9 at ISESCO HQ in Rabat.  This high level... read more
Apr 24, 2013 / Program
BASEL, Switzerland January 22, 2013 – Rapid urbanization can hold long-term economic, social and environmental promise for developing countries if investments made now in infrastructure, housing and public services are efficient and sustainable, the World Bank says in a new report “Planning,... read more
Apr 10, 2013 / Program
In order to ensure a constant follow-up to the face-to-face trainings and knowledge activities provided within the Community of Practice on Employment and Social Safety Nets, the World Bank organizes a set of virtual workshops. The following one focused on the Best Practices for the Delivery of... read more
Apr 08, 2013 / Program
Essentially anchored in towns and cities, the protests synonymous with the Arab Spring reflected a population’s deep-rooted desire for political and social change across the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region. Whilst access to jobs, along with the democratization of the political system,... read more
Feb 27, 2013 / Program
In order to ensure a constant follow-up to the face-to-face trainings and knowledge activities provided within the community of practice on employment and social safety nets, the World Bank organized a set of virtual workshops. The following workshop focused on the monitoring of social programs... read more
Feb 20, 2013 / Program
  This event took place in Barcelona. Lear more about the conference on Conference on Urban Development Strategies in the Mediterranean dedicated page.
Feb 20, 2013 / Program
The MENApolis project is a prospective study showing urban sprawl and demographic trends in Mediterranean cities, available on Google Earth and Google Map.  It shows urban population figures from 1960 to 2010, and it makes use of statistical and spatial data as well as of satellite imagery to... read more
Feb 19, 2013 / Program
Anticipate and mitigate vulnerabilities of Tunisian coastal cities facing climate change and disaster risk May 9 and 10 in Tunis ____________________________________________ To achieve the third objective, 3 national workshops were organized at the end of the 1st phase in Alexandria, Tunis and... read more
Feb 18, 2013 / Program
To better respond to their citizens’ needs, the Mediterranean cities need to be efficiently managed, economically competitive and financially viable to be livable and accountable. The Arab spring has raised critical needs and challenges regarding participatory processes and decentralization, and... read more
Feb 18, 2013 / Program
The JWP was presented back to back the UCLG conference on decentralization in Tunis, May 29-30, 2012, to shed light on this unique collaboration in the Mediterranean region. It was the opportunity to discuss the potential and challenges of decentralization as well as hear voices of Tunisian local... read more
Feb 18, 2013 / Program
Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco have expressed interest in joining the WAVES Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) initiative. They are among the first countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to consider natural capital accounting as a... read more
Feb 18, 2013 / Program
While countries increasingly see sound environmental practices as critical to long-term growth, policy implications for transitioning to a green growth agenda are less clear. The 2012 MED Report "Towards Green Growth in the Mediterranean Countries" gathers evidence on the environmental, social and... read more

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