Promoting Urban Inclusion in São Paulo
Effective K-12 school Improvement Efforts
Detained Youth: The Fate of Young Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Libya Today
How Social Media is Being Weaponized Across the World
Dec 13, 2016 / Library
Social media has empowered isis recruiting, helping the group draw at least 30,000 foreign fighters, from some 100 countries, to the battlefields of Syria and Iraq. It has aided the seeding of new franchises in places ranging from Libya and Afghanistan to Nigeria and Bangladesh. It was the vehicle isis used to declare war on the United States: The...
Women in Extremist Movements: Not Just Passive Victims
Dec 13, 2016 / Library
In October 2016, two female suicide bombers killed 24 people in northeast Nigeria. In September, Paris police arrested three women for plotting a terrorist attack on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS). The same month, in Kenya, police killed three women who attacked the main police station in Mombasa. In a headline fairly typical of the news and...
Economic and Social Inclusion to Prevent Violent Extremism
Dec 13, 2016 / Library
Bringing an end to civil wars and countering violent extremism are the highest priority for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. While much of the effort involves the security sector, an economic perspective can shed light on the underlying causes of violent extremism. The MENA Economic Monitor is a product of the World Bank' Chief...
Nov 30, 2016 / MDF
The World Bank, Banque de France.
Banque de France.
Elevated non-performing loans (NPLs) and the obstacles that banks face in resolving them could constrain credit growth, with adverse effects on economic activity and job creation;
Regulators need to a. develop incentives for banks to work out NPLs , b...
Agenda: Regional Mediterranean Workshop on Desalination, Non Revenue Water Reduction and Public-Private Partnership under Water Scarcity
Regional Mediterranean Workshop on Desalination, Non Revenue Water Reduction and Public-Private Partnership under Water Scarcity
Nov 17, 2016 / Highlight
Context and Rationale
Currently almost a quarter of humanity live in countries of physical water scarcity, and this number may double in the next two decades. The challenge is particularly acute in the Mediterranean region, which is both the most water scarce region in the world and one of the most urbanized.
Faced with dwindling resources and...
Countering Violent Extremism and Risk Reduction
Violent Extremism: Professional Development Reading Pack
Youth and Consequences: Unemployment, Injustice and Violence
Countering Violent Extremism and Development Assistance
Regional Knowledge Program on Water
Oct 20, 2016 / Program
Center for Mediterranean Integration
Agence Française du Developpement
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
The Mediterranean region is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change and will increasingly be exposed to...
Sustainable Urban Development
Oct 17, 2016 / Library
Building on decades of GIZ experience in bilateral, regional and global programmes the publication provides insights into GIZ’s contribution to sustainable urban development under the heading “designing tomorrow”s cities”. Multiple project examples (a selection) display GIZ’s broad thematic expertise. The experiences and knowledge gained over many...
The Foreign Fighters Phenomenon in the European Union
Arab World Start-ups Need Partners, Pathways, and Talent to Access Markets
Sep 26, 2016 / Blog entry
Market access is critical to the growth of start-ups in the Middle East and North Africa(MENA). Start-ups seeking to scale up their operations need to think in terms of regional, rather than solely national, growth strategies from day one. However, maneuvering themselves into new countries is a complex process, and one that hinges on finding the...
Management of Groundwater Resources as Common Goods
Sep 26, 2016 / Library
Synthesis report including i) a presentation of the theoretical background of common-pool resources management and the main instruments available, with emphasis on decentralized, local-level solutions as elaborated by Elinor Ostrom (Nobel Prize 2009) and her followers, and ii) a series of groundwater management case studies from Northern and...
5th International MENA Tertiary Education Conference
Mediterranean Refugees and Migrants Newsletter - Issue 3
Youth Radicalization—Looking at the Supply Side
Jul 07, 2016 / Blog entry
Tunisia is one of the most secular countries in the Arab region, and it has one of the most developed education systems. Yet, young people from there are attracted in their thousands—like in no other country—to jihadism. The answer to “why?” may lie in the classroom, where radical movements prey on children in elementary and high school, and most...
Benchmarking Governance as a Tool for Promoting Change
Universities Through the Looking Glass
Survey Findings: Challenges and Achievements facing Municipalities Hosting Refugees in the Middle East and Turkey
Summary Note: Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis
Press Release: Mediterranean Municipalities at the Forefront of The Refugee Crisis: Peer-To-Peer Learning Workshop for Communities Hosting Refugees
What are the Changes Needed to Ensure the Success of Higher Education Reform in Algeria?
May 26, 2016 / Blog entry
The reform of the License, Mastère, Doctorat (LMD) programs in Algeria’s higher education sector, a reform consistent with prevailing trends toward globalization, signals a new approach to management, governance and regulation of the institutions concerned. Indeed, the increased pedagogical autonomy of Algeria’s universities that resulted from...
[Regional Workshop] Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis - Agenda
[Regional Workshop] Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis
May 02, 2016 / Highlight
Event organized by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the World Bank Group, and support by other partners (IRC, GIZ, UCLG-MEWA).
Municipalities in the Mediterranean are at the forefront in providing assistance to migrants and refugees. While 60% of worldwide refugees live in cities, this figure amounts to...
[Workshop Video] Launch of WB/UNHCR Report: “The Welfare of Syrian Refugees: Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon”
Apr 29, 2016 / Highlight
Senior governmental representatives, World Bank specialists and United Nations officials as well as members from the civil society gathered in Paris for a cross-regional exchange between Middle Eastern and European countries hosting refugees, on the analytical findings, and policy implications, of the World Bank/UNHCR study “The Welfare of Syrian...