Human Capital and Mobility
Sep 28, 2021 / Program
Countries of the southern Mediterranean.
AFD; Aix-Marseielle University; CMI; Club de Madrid; EIB; UNESCO; Union for the Mediterranean (UfM); Qatar Foundation; and the World Bank.
The quality of education remains the number one challenge to building inclusive Arab societies...
[Agenda] Perspectives on mobility and migration in the Mediterranean
[Webinar] Perspectives on Mobility and Migration in the Mediterranean
Sep 22, 2021 / Highlight
The health crisis has led to an awareness of the fragility of certain value chains: the excessive splitting of production elements, extreme geographic distance, high concentration on a few suppliers and induced dependencies, etc.
In addition, there are trends already underway that relate to the shortening of value chains,...
Co-Development & Integration
Sep 22, 2021 / Program
Before the unexpected, virulent COVID-19 pandemic occurred, studies focusing on regional integration in the Mediterranean region had highlighted the largely untapped potential to increase trade flows of goods and services, foreign direct investment, and mobility of people.
These three interlinked dimensions of regional...
Justice Sector Services
Sep 20, 2021 / Program
Towards more justice for disadvantaged people: count on civil society
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...
International Trade and Labor Markets: Evidence from Egypt and Post-Covid shocks
The Post-Covid-19 Complementary Agenda
[Agenda] Knowledge Event on “Trade, Employment and Post-COVID Integration in Global Value Chains (GVCs)” What accompanying policies are needed to reap employment benefits in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia?
On Trade Policy and Inclusiveness: What is at Stake?
[Webinar] Trade, Employment and Post-COVID Integration in Global Value Chains (GVCs)
Jul 15, 2021 / Highlight
[Webinar] Trade, Employment and Post-COVID Integration in Global Value Chains (GVCs)"
What accompanying policies are needed to reap employment benefits
in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia?
27 JULY 2021 | 15:00-17:30 PARIS TIME (09:00-11:30 AM EDT)
By allowing countries to specialize in producing the goods and services where they have...
[Recording] New Dimensions of Regional Integration: From Trade to Deeper Integration
[Agenda] Flagship report “Transforming Markets for More and Better Jobs in MENA”
[Webinar] Flagship report: Transforming Markets for More and Better Jobs in MENA
May 31, 2021 / Highlight
Virtual consultative workshop
Flagship report “Transforming Markets for More and Better Jobs in MENA”: Virtual consultative
The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and the World Bank, in partnership with the Policy Center for the New South, are organizing a virtual consultative workshop on June 7, 2021, to engage youth...
[2021 Results] Socio-Economic Transformation: Co-Development and Integration
[2021 Results] Dialogue of the Two Shores
[2021 Results] Socio-Economic Transformation: Human Capital and Mobility
Youth, Actors for Change: Rethinking Mobility
May 25, 2021 / Library
“Youth, Actors for Change: Rethinking Mobility”
This paper aims to contribute to a new discourse – around education, employability, and mobility, to enable the youth to become drivers for change in the Mediterranean region – appealed for in the “Commitments for a New Ambition in the Mediterranean” made in the framework of the...
[Webinar] New Dimensions of Regional Integration: From Trade to Deeper Integration
May 18, 2021 / Highlight
Enhancing Mediterranean Integration: Regional Knowledge Series
Session 2. New Dimensions of Regional Integration: From Trade to Deeper Integration
Despite displaying a large potential, the three interlinked dimensions of regional integration those being —foreign direct investment, trade of goods and services, and peoples’ mobility...
[ONLINE TRAINING] Approaches, Methods and Tools for Host Municipalities to Engage with the Private Sector
Apr 28, 2021 / Highlight
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brought new challenges in countries already struggling to manage the additional social and economic pressure of hosting refugees and displaced. The lockdown measures put in place in many countries led to closure of businesses and halt of economic activities. Although social support measures were put in...
Webinar Program and Agenda - How can Municipalities Hosting Refugees Work with The Private Sector for Economic Recovery?
Metropolitan Workshops 2021: From Projects to Action
Apr 21, 2021 / Highlight
The Metropolitan Workshops is an initiative by the Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories (AViTeM), the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and the French Development Agency (AFD). It consists in a series of three immersive and interactive trainings targeting urban practitioners, urban planners,...
[Webinar] How can Municipalities Hosting Refugees Work with The Private Sector for Economic Recovery?
Apr 13, 2021 / Highlight
COVID-19 has had severe economic impacts on local economies and communities, particularly the most vulnerable. The pandemic has disrupted supply chains and led to reverse migration, stagnant rural non-farm economies, and devastating consequences for community/women groups, youth, and informal workers. Extreme poverty is likely to...
Revitalizing Mediterranean Integration: Why this is good for MENA
Mar 25, 2021 / Blog entry
A quarter century ago, countries in the Mediterranean region made a strong political commitment to set the region on a path of peace, stability, and prosperity through the Barcelona Declaration. As we mark the anniversary of this declaration, we should be reminded that countries on both shores of the Mediterranean Sea pledged to enter a path...
[HMLN Webinar] Funding Opportunities for Development Projects in Municipalities Hosting Refugees
Mar 22, 2021 / Highlight
Following HMLN members’ requests, the CMI and the GIZ Connective Cities Program have been working together to increase municipal capacities in finding alternative sources of funding. Among the activities, Connective cities led a Practitioners’ Workshop on “Local Economic Development and Job Creation in the Middle East and North Africa...
[Webinar] Setting the Stage: A New Vision for the Mediterranean
Mar 09, 2021 / Highlight
Enhancing Mediterranean Integration: Regional Knowledge Series
Session 1. Setting the Stage: A New Vision for the Mediterranean
Previous studies on regional integration across the Mediterranean highlighted a large underexploited potential of increasing the trade flow of goods and services, contributing to the economic and social...
COVID-19 and Women Employment in Mediterranean Countries: Impact and Policies for Reducing Gender Inequality in Work Med
Mar 08, 2021 / Library
The COVID-19 pandemic, and the global lockdown that was put in place to control it, have resulted in the harshest economic crisis since the great depression. The crisis has caused a drastic decline in employment and wages worldwide and threatens to increase the number of people living in poverty for the first time in years. Such effects hit some...
Reducing Gender Inequality and Unemployment among Women in the Mediterranean: Post-Covid Responses and Areas for More Regional Cooperation
Mar 08, 2021 / Library
This brief examines how the COVID-19 crisis has further aggravated gender inequality in the Southern Mediterranean region. Zooming in on socio-economic and social consequences, it highlights some gender-sensitive measures taken throughout the region to mitigate the impact for women. It argues that gender equality needs to be a priority and an...
Enhancing Mediterranean Integration
Jan 21, 2021 / Library
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Process, this report examines the various dimensions of Mediterranean integration in today’s context and provides policy recommendations for enhancing Mediterranean integration, beyond trade agreements. The report suggests enhancing growth through comprehensive trade reforms, while also...
[ONLINE WORKSHOP] Local Economic Development and Job Creation in MENA- Connective Cities Virtual Projects Workshop
Jan 15, 2021 / Highlight
Local economic development (LED) is key to achieve sustainable development goals as well as a pathway to eradicate poverty and increase shared prosperity. Cities in MENA have registered relatively dynamic economic growth and investment rates during the first decade of the century, however, political instability and security threats have...