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Jul 07, 2014 / Program
Thursday June 19 at 3:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium (to live stream on the day of the event, click here) From Detroit to Lahore, cities face financing challenges. In an ever urbanizing world, cities are important for national... read more
Jul 07, 2014 / Program
Ankara, Turkey   The CMI and the EIB, in collaboration with the ISESCO and the UN-ESCWA Technology Centre, are organising a regional workshop about the contribution of the Quadruple Helix actors to knowledge transfer within Science and Technology Parks (STPs) on June 16th-18th, 2014 in Ankara,... read more
Jun 11, 2014 / Program
Join us for a lively discussion from the Regional Conference on Economic Integration in Beirut on the findings and recommendations of the World Bank study “Over the Horizon: A New Levant.” Representatives from... read more
Jun 04, 2014 / Program
The MENA integration team at the World Bank is reaching out to MENA citizens living abroad to get their views of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) citizens living abroad on how they would like to contribute to the economic development of their country of origin. The findings from this... read more
Jun 02, 2014 / Program
Complementarities between Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories are significant, pointing at substantial potential welfare gains from increased trade and investments and economic integration. This group of seven countries, defined as the “New Levant” for the... read more
Jun 02, 2014 / Program
The implementation action plan, as endorsed by policy-makers in the region, provides policy solutions to address constraints related to regional trade in goods and services, and investment.
Jun 02, 2014 / Program
The Levant Declaration is one of the outputs of the New Levant Conference. The Declaration summarizes the decisions taken during the conference.
Jun 02, 2014 / Program
The World Bank and the Levant Business Union hosted the conference under the auspices of the Government of Lebanon. The conference, held in Beirut Lebanon on June 12, served as a platform to officially launch the World Bank’s regional economic integration report “... read more
May 12, 2014 / Program
The World Bank organized a knowledge exchange between the Colombian government and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. The visit is one of the activities of the MENA Community of Practice on Employment and Social Safety Nets, which facilitates south-south knowledge exchanges related to... read more
Apr 30, 2014 / Program
The last two decades have witnessed a strong push for more university autonomy around the globe, paired with a request for higher education institutions to be accountable not only to those directly involved– the academic community, students and their families – but also the wider public. As such,... read more
Apr 28, 2014 / Program
Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling This course has the following modules – (i) Introduction to Low Carbon Development Planning; (ii) Overview for Policymakers; (iii) Power; (iv) Household; (v) Transport - which introduce you to climate change mitigation, explore the concepts... read more
Apr 28, 2014 / Program
This course has the following modules – (i) Introduction to Low Carbon Development Planning; (ii) Overview for Policymakers; (iii) Power; (iv) Household; (v) Transport - which introduce you to climate change mitigation, explore the concepts surrounding low carbon development planning on an economy-... read more
Apr 28, 2014 / Program
Urbanization is the defining global phenomenon of this century. For the first time in history, more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas. Between 2000 and 2030, in developing countries, the urban population is expected to double, and entire built-up areas are projected to triple if... read more
Apr 28, 2014 / Program
In a context of demographic pressure and rapid urbanization, MENA cities are particularly sensitive to exogenous hazards and shocks. Most cities in MENA are especially exposed to natural disaster and climate-related shocks, and the impact on cities has been aggravated by the rise in population... read more
Apr 28, 2014 / Program
CMI and Plan Bleu facilitate discussion on Water Demand Management options for local governments – Tunis, February 19-20, 2014   Local governments, especially municipalities, are on the frontline for the provision of basic services in water, energy and transport, while in Southern and Eastern... read more

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