Experts’ Meeting: An Innovation Scoreboard for the MENA
Sep 03, 2014 / Highlight
The European Investment Bank (EIB) through the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), in collaboration with ISESCO and UN-ESCWA Technology Center, organized a regional experts’ meeting on the 19th and 20th November 2014 at the League of The Arab States (LAS) in Cairo, Egypt. This meeting aimed to initiate and develop an innovation...
Creating the Right Ecosystem for Knowledge Valorisation: A Case Study of ODTÜ Teknokent
Jul 07, 2014 / Highlight
The CMI and the EIB, in collaboration with the ISESCO and the UN-ESCWA Technology Centre, are organising a regional workshop about the contribution of the Quadruple Helix actors to knowledge transfer within Science and Technology Parks (STPs) on June 16th-18th, 2014 in Ankara, Turkey.
ODTÜ Teknokent, a Science Park that...
Launch event for "Municipal Finances: A Handbook for Local Governments" on June 19 3pm EST
Jul 07, 2014 / Highlight
Thursday June 19 at 3:00 PM in J1-050 Auditorium (to live stream on the day of the event, click here)
From Detroit to Lahore, cities face financing challenges. In an ever urbanizing world, cities are important for national economies and social prosperity and stability, but they are also very vulnerable to any global financial crisis. Municipal...
Global Innovation Index 2013
Aug 08, 2013 / Highlight
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 HERE.
Key Messages "Transforming Arab Economies: Towards Knowledge and Innovation" report
Jun 19, 2013 / Highlight
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 good practice from countries around the world and...
Planning, Connecting and Financing - Now: What city leaders need to Know
Apr 24, 2013 / Highlight
BASEL, Switzerland January 22, 2013 – Rapid urbanization can hold long-term economic, social and environmental promise for developing countries if investments made now in infrastructure, housing and public services are efficient and sustainable, the World Bank says in a new report “Planning, Connecting, and Financing Cities – Now: Priorities for...
Urbanization Knowledge Platform
Feb 06, 2013 / Program
The World Bank, Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI).
World Bank Institute (FY13, FY14); GFDRR (FY14); AFD; CEFEB (FY15).
62% of the total population of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) live in cities. The MENA urban population is expected to double by 2040 which will create important economic...
Cities & Climate Change
Jan 08, 2013 / Program
The World Bank, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC).
World Bank Institute; Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) (FY14); European Space Agency; Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transportation; Egis Group ; Institut d’Urbanisme d’Ile de France; BRGM.
Cities for a New Generation
Jan 08, 2013 / Program
The World Bank.
Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC), MedCities.
Limited municipal capacities and competences to implement the city development strategy (CDS) and liaise with civil society to create inclusive solutions.
Limited coordination between policy making at national level and the CDS at local...
UKP Launch - Press Release
I-Gov: Tunisia’s Citizen Scorecard is born
Oct 04, 2012 / Blog entry
I-Gov has taken a leap. During May 2012, Tunisian citizens from around the country weighed in on how well they are being served by the public sector. And the government is listening. Under a new social accountability policy supported by the Tunisia Governance and Opportunity Development Policy Loan (DPL) in 2011, the office of the Prime...
Supporting Innovation in Climate Technologies and Job Creation in Morocco
Oct 01, 2012 / Blog entry
This blog has been authored by Roger Coma-Cunill, Jonathan Coony and Manaf Touati
Last year, Mr. Berrada patented a new invention for solar-water heaters at the Moroccan Office of Property Rights (OMPIC). His idea is to improve the efficiency of solar-water heaters by introducing a heat-transport fluid system specially designed for buildings and...
Workshop on Services for Innovating Firms, CMI
Nov 02, 2011 / Highlight
This workshop, jointly organized by the CMI, the EIB and the World Bank Institute took place in Villa Valmer, Marseille.
The objective of the workshop was to respond to the concerns of science park and incubator managers from the Mediterranean partner countries (MPCs) in order better to identify and assess the services required by the innovating...