In December 2010, the Arab Spring began with a call for a change, which ended up becoming a reality in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. The restoration of justice is now a priority focus in all these countries.
Supporting Social Accountability in the Middle East and North Africa Region - lessons learned from political and economic transitions This report draws lessons from countries that have undergone successful democratic transitions with examples from Turkey, Indonesia and the Philippines. It highlights the role of social accountability in improving the work of government, namely delivering public services. It asserts that engaging citizens can help build trust in government, and contribute to stable and effective transitions. Open PDF
The Arab Facility Fund for Infrastructure Supporting Development Around 250 participants convened at a conference in Morocco recently to discuss challenges and recommendations needed to enhance infrastructure development in the Arab world. To learn more about the conference, read the blog. More
Green growth under the desert sun: Solar energy from the Middle East & North Africa Everyone is watching as Morocco turns its solar potential into economic opportunity for its citizens.Other countries could move fast with solar energy if Morocco succeeds. A new blog by Jonathan Walters, Director for Regional Strategy and Programs in the MENA region of the World Bank. Read Blog
Arab World Initiative Website The Arab World Initiative (AWI) is a World Bank Group partnership with the countries of the Arab world designed to foster effective cooperation and collaboration in the interests of economic integration and knowledge sharing. More
Millennium Development Goals The region made notable strides in improving the health, education, and standard of living of its people but countries face a number of challenges. More
Results Stories Check out our stories chronicling the impact of development in the Middle East and North Africa here.
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