World Bank Launches Women Risk Management Start-up Competition in the Middle East and North Africa

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CONCEPT FRAMEWORK

The World Bank is organizing a women risk management start-up competition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This competition is a public-private partnership between the World Bank, the IFC, MIT Enterprise Forum, IE Business School, Johnson and Johnson, Arab Urban Development Institute, the MENA Early Stage Investment Facility (ESIF) and Smart Data Science to promote the creation of risk management start-ups led by women. While the seed-funding to organize the competition is provided by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), investment funds and venture capitalists are financing the establishment of the start-ups and their mentoring during the initial years of operations. The ongoing pilot phase of the competition will target 3 high-risk cities in MENA, whereas the second phase, which will be launched in the second half of 2015, will target up to 100 cities globally.

Migration, Territories and Development: In Search of a New Model for Interactions

[Episode 8] A Gradual Change in Migration and How it is Perceived

By Jacques Ould Aoudia*

What are we going to discuss? International migration, diasporas, development, migrants’ territories of origin, host countries…and links that migrants forge each day involving all these elements. We will discuss these issues in 8 posts. 

Post No.8 is entitled “Extending the Concept of Communities for Shared Development to the Rest of the World”. Feel free to comment, criticize, make suggestions, question, agree, or disagree. This is a space to make your voice heard.

Migration, Territories and Development: In Search of a New Model for Interactions

[Episode 7] Communities for Shared Development as a Response to the New Features of the Territory and the Diasporas

By Jacques Ould Aoudia*

What are we going to discuss? International migration, diasporas, development, migrants’ territories of origin, host countries…and links that migrants forge each day involving all these elements. We will discuss these issues in 8 posts. 

Post No.7 is entitled “Communities for Shared Development as a Response to the New Features of the Territory and the Diasporas”. Feel free to comment, criticize, make suggestions, question, agree, or disagree. This is a space to make your voice heard.

Migration, Territories and Development: In Search of a New Model for Interactions


[Episode 6] How Can Migration Be More Forcefully Linked with Development of the Home Country?

By Jacques Ould Aoudia*

What are we going to discuss? International migration, diasporas, development, migrants’ territories of origin, host countries…and links that migrants forge each day involving all these elements. We will discuss these issues in 8 posts. 

Post No.6 is entitled “How Can Migration Be More Forcefully Linked with Development of the Home Country?”. Feel free to comment, criticize, make suggestions, question, agree, or disagree. This is a space to make your voice heard.

Migration, Territories and Development: In Search of a New Model for Interactions

[Episode 5] Migrants As a Catalyst for Development

By Jacques Ould Aoudia*

What are we going to discuss? International migration, diasporas, development, migrants’ territories of origin, host countries…and links that migrants forge each day involving all these elements. We will discuss these issues in 8 posts.  Post No.5 is entitled “Migrants As a Catalyst for Development”. Feel free to comment, criticize, make suggestions, question, agree, or disagree. This is a space to make your voice heard.

Migration, Territories and Development: In Search of a New Model for Interactions

[EPISODE 4] How Are Development and Migration Linked? 

By Jacques OULD AOUDIA*

What are we going to discuss? International migration, diasporas, development, migrants’ territories of origin, host countries…and links that migrants forge each day involving all these elements. We will discuss these issues in 8 posts.

Post No.4 is entitled “How Are Development and Migration Linked?”. Feel free to comment, criticize, make suggestions, question, agree, or disagree. This is a space to make your voice heard.

Demographic Changes—Were The Revolutions In The Arab Countries Inevitable?


By Youssef Courbage* 

In the annals of regional history or even the history of humanity, 2011 will always be known as Annus mirabilis. Political upheaval in countries such as Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Bahrain ushered in significant change in every sphere—social, economic, cultural, ideological, and religious. Are we sufficiently mindful of the fact that a demographic dimension also underpins these changes?

[VIDEO] A Success Story of Innovation in MENA: The case of the International University of Rabat

CMI's work on the knowledge economy in partnership with ISESCO and EIB calls for a new type of development model based on knowledge and innovation. In line with the 2013 “Transforming Arab Economies: Traveling the Knowledge and Innovation Road” report, this CMI/ISESCO video aims at showcasing successful models for innovation in the Middle East and North Africa, with, as a first step, the case of the International University of Rabat.

[PAPER] Economic effects of the Syrian war and the spread of the Islamic state on the Levant

This World Bank paper quantifies the direct and indirect economic effects of the Syrian war and the advance of the Islamic State on six Levant countries -- the Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic, and Turkey.