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Sustainable Path to Water Security Urgent Priority for Arab World
New World Bank report maps out actions needed to prevent water scarcity from impacting future growth and stability in the Middle East and North Africa
TUNIS, March 28, 2016 – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim reaffirmed strong support for Tunisia in its historic transition to a more stable post-revolution era. Kim called for a sharper focus on creating jobs for disenfranchised youth and spurring economic growth in the country’s lagging regions.
Beyrouth, 24 mars 2016 — Le président du Groupe de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim, le secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, et le président de la Banque islamique de développement (BIsD), Mohamed Ali Al-Madani, sont arrivés au Liban aujourd’hui, point de départ de la mission qu’ils effectuent ensemble pour mobiliser la communauté internationale autour d’une responsabilité commune : promouvoir la paix et le développement au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord.
Marseille, France – 60 decision-making representatives from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey and European countries affected by the refugee crisis, development and financing partners, practitioners and technical experts on fragility and conflict gathered in Marseille today to discuss the long term development implications of the refugee crisis in the Mashreq, where more than 4 million refugees are displaced.
SOUMIS PAR CHRISTINE PETRÉ LE VENDREDI, 21/11/2014
À l’approche de l’élection présidentielle du 23 novembre, le berceau du Printemps arabe peut s’enorgueillir d’avoir mené à bien les premières élections législatives qui ont suivi la ratification de la nouvelle Constitution. Cependant, certains observateurs confirment que les jeunes, principaux artisans de la révolution, demeurent peu enclins à voter.
SUBMITTED BY CHRISTINE PETRÉ ON FRI, 11/21/2014
As Tunisia approaches the country’s Presidential elections on November 23, the ‘Arab Spring’ birthplace has a lot to be proud of, having safely wrapped up its first Parliamentary elections since the new constitution was ratified. However, election observers indicate that, as expected, the youth, the revolution’s driving force, remain reluctant to cast their vote.
Tunisia finalizes voter registration ahead of this year’s elections
The birthplace of the Arab Spring is sometimes described as the only democratic nation in the region of the Middle East and North Africa. In order to retain this distinction and uphold its new constitution, however, a legitimate voting process needs to be held this year.
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 – The World Bank today announced US$26.2 million in additional financing for upgrading water supplies and services in the Greater Tunis area and other cities in Tunisia, as well as for improving the financial situation of the national water utility, Société Nationale d'Exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux (SONEDE). The Greater Tunis area has about 2.5 million inhabitants, roughly a quarter of the country’s population.
In the Middle East and North Africa (MNA) , the interplay of natural disasters, rapid urbanization, water scarcity, and climate change has emerged as a serious challenge for policy and planning. This report aims to establish a more strategic and collaborative framework between the World Bank and its international partners, particularly United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and UN Development Program (UNDP), in order to assist MNA countries to shift from disaster response to proactive risk management.
TUNIS, 28 février 2014 – La vice-présidente de la Banque Mondiale pour la région Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord, Mme Inger Andersen, a annoncé aujourd'hui le lancement d'un programme d'appui d'un montant pouvant atteindre jusqu’à 1,2 milliard de dollars pour la transition démocratique en Tunisie.
Economics of Climate Change in the Arab World presents detailed case studies on the impacts of climate change in the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, and the Republic of Yemen that were summarized. The Arab region is already being impacted by climate change through more frequent cyclones, floods, and prolonged droughts. Thousands of rural producers have seen their crops and herds devastated by extreme conditions, and have been forced to abandon their traditional way of life and migrate to crowded urban areas.
Poverty rates in Northwest Tunisia are among the highest in the country and unemployment is rampant. This was recently demonstrated by the Tunisian statistical agency of a region where rural communities face a daily struggle against tough agricultural and environmental conditions. This beautiful mountainous part of Tunisia is rich in natural resources with 75 percent of the national water supply and more than half the country’s forests. But these assets have been over exploited and badly managed.
WASHINGTON, January 2, 2013 – The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Transition Fund recently received $37.7 million from Canada, the United Kingdom, and France to support good governance, sustainable growth, and greater employment opportunities for youth.
Returns on investments in health are low where governance issues are not addressed. Bribery, corruption, and inefficiency undermine health care delivery and contribute to poor health outcomes. If hospitals fall apart because the repair funds are stolen, if a mother is not able to get medicine for her child without paying a bribe, if counterfeit and sub-standard medicines are sold without any regulation, the poor pay most heavily for it, often with their lives and the lives of their children.
April 2012 - The energy of Tunisia’s revolution flooded on to the streets in cities and towns across the country with crowds demanding fundamental changes to their society. Over a year later, finding ways to build trust and consolidate the hopes of this changed society is a slow-moving second revolution, short on dramatic headlines and long on detail.
Press Release No:2012/302/MENA
DOHA, March 6, 2012 --- The World Bank today launched a regional initiative to improve broadband connectivity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by bringing utilities’ fiber optic networks into broadband use. The Bank also announced a new focus on citizen participation in the creation of information and communication technologies (ICT) solutions to development problems, building on the success of the Cairo WaterHackathon.
Broadband Connectivity Initiative
Press Release No:2012/272/MNA
Tunis, February 12, 2012 — The World Bank expressed its strong commitment to supporting Tunisia’s democratic transition in discussions that wrapped up yesterday about the financial and technical support the institution can offer to help Tunisia’s economic recovery and its drive to strengthen governance and foster social and economic inclusion.