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The authors suggest the region can indeed raise living standards in geographic areas that are less economically developed with an informed mix of policy choices.
“The region’s policymakers can address the often intolerable inequities caused by …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, June 15 - 2010 @ 14:34
Participating in the delegation are Merza Hasan, Executive Direc-tor for Iraq, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan; Daniela Gressani, the World Bank’s Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa Region; James Bond, Chief Operating Officer of …Read full article » Iraq: Saturday, April 04 - 2009 @ 14:46
Covered for the first time in the report, the country is also the fourth-easiest economy in the Middle East and North Africa to do business.
The report shows that it takes only six days to …Read full article » Qatar: Monday, November 17 - 2008 @ 13:59
The fund is co-sponsored by the European Investment Bank, the Government of Japan, and the Palestinian Authority, and will be administered by the Multilateral Investment Guaran-tee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance arm of the …Read full article » Palestine: Thursday, November 06 - 2008 @ 13:41
The $427m guarantee will support investments into a new container terminal in Djibouti, which is expected to significantly improve port facilities and help the country become a major business hub in East Africa.
The nation of …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Sunday, January 06 - 2008 @ 07:42
Moderated by Ms. Chantale Dejou, head of the World Bank’s Marseille office, the panelists took part in a session entitled Fostering Reforms: What Works and Does Not Work.
A common thread among the reform issues discussed …Read full article » Jordan: Sunday, April 09 - 2006 @ 14:06
Panelists included H.E. Dr. Hazem Beblawi of the Arab Monetary Fund, H.E. Dr. Rima Khalaf Hunaidi of the UN Democracy Fund, Jordan and Dr. Mustapha Nabli, MENA Vice Presidency, World Bank.
The panelists discussed the importance …Read full article » Jordan: Saturday, April 08 - 2006 @ 12:22
The third in a series of reports highlighting the development challenges facing the MENA region today, the report is being launched on the eve of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s Annual Meetings in …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Sunday, September 21 - 2003 @ 15:52
As the region’s increasingly-educated and young populations complete their schooling, its already strained labor markets, with unemployment rates averaging 15 percent and a labor force growing at more than 3 percent annually, are facing a …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Sunday, September 21 - 2003 @ 14:04
Better Governance for Development in the Middle East and North Africa, second in a series of reports focusing on development in MENA, argues that good governance rests on the twin values of inclusiveness and accountability. …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, September 09 - 2003 @ 12:52