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Aug 14, 2013 / Program
The event was jointly organized with the Egyptian Ministry of Scientific Research and partners such as the EIB and ISESCO. As a follow-up to a request from the Egyptian Ministry of Scientific Research, the objective was to organize a consultation and workshop on ways to move ahead on a knowledge... read more
Aug 14, 2013 / Program
CMI to support Groundwater Resources Management in Morocco – Skhirat, March 26-27, 2014 Groundwater often serves as a last resort in contexts of water scarcity, and this common pool resource is heavily overexploited in Morocco and throughout the Mediterranean. Current ineffective centralized... read more
Aug 14, 2013 / Program
This meeting aimed at completing the project’s work plan and to draw lessons from activities which have already been implemented. The event was attended by representatives from the Ministries of Environment of Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon, Egypt, and Palestinian Territories.
Aug 14, 2013 / Program
Climate change and migration are major concerns in the MENA region. This study suggests that households do perceive important changes in the climate. The coping and adaptation strategies available to them deal with weather shocks are limited, as are community and government programs. Climate change... read more
Aug 14, 2013 / Program
Organized by the World Bank, the CMI, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Center for Global Development, in partnership with Morocco's Ministry for Moroccans residing abroad as well as with several international universities, the conference will focus on the impact of migration on the... read more
Aug 08, 2013 / Program
Launch of the Global Innovation Index 2013 - The Local Dynamics of Innovation.  This GII 2013 report contains Chapter 6:  Local Innovation Dynamics: Examples and Lessons from the Arab world, by Jean-Eric Aubert, Tamer Taha, and Anuja Utz, CMI, 2013. Full report available... read more
Jul 30, 2013 / Program
The CMI and EIB, in collaboration with the Beirut office of the Junior Chamber International (NGO), organized a workshop on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” at the Darwazah Center for Innovation. The workshop aimed to enhance collaboration and the transfer of knowledge and best practices among... read more
Jun 19, 2013 / Program
Anuja Utz, CMI Task Team Leader and main contributor to the report said its approach reflects the rich differences in challenges and opportunities across the MENA region. “Given the diversity of the Arab world, the study does not provide a cookie-cutter approach.” she said. “It offers examples of... read more
Jun 19, 2013 / Program
The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) is organizing a workshop to launch the AFD-World Bank report "Climate Change and Migration: Evidence from the Middle East and North Africa". This report is the main output of a research project launched in 2010 and follows two previous workshops held... read more
Jun 16, 2013 / Program
The World Bank organized a study tour to Australia aiming to expose participating officials from the MENA region to the Australian experience regarding Employment Policies and Social Safety Nets. This visit was part of the activities of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Community... read more
Jun 15, 2013 / Program
Knowledge has always been central to development. To cope with the daunting challenges they face, particularly the need to create jobs and to develop more productive economies, Arab countries would do well to embrace a strategy for a knowledge-and innovation-driven economy. This is the main issue... read more
Jun 15, 2013 / Program
Two years on, post-Arab spring democracies debate courses of action that must deliver results to their people, against a backdrop of heightened expectations. Perhaps no issue is more pressing than the improvement of government accountability and ensuring full respect of citizens' rights - with... read more
Jun 15, 2013 / Program
On April 5, Inger Andersen, World Bank Vice President for the MENA region and Tara Vishwanath, World Bank Lead Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management group, were at the CMI to present the report “Opening Doors: Gender Equality and Development in the Middle East and North... read more
Jun 14, 2013 / Program
  In the aftermath of the so-called “jasmine revolution”, Tunisian authorities are seeking the most effective mechanisms to reduce social pressure and quickly boost the economy. Despite many public announcements, the Tunisian government, as the governments of the region, is struggling to find... read more
Jun 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 organized a set of virtual workshops. This workshop focused on regional best practices for the implementation... read more