After almost a year of crisis, Yemen has embarked on a political transition based on an agreement brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in November 2011. Yemen started a 565-member National Dialogue process in March 2013, which concluded in January 2014 with the decision to transform Yemen into a Federal State.
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The project will improve the transport connectivity and safety on the targeted section of the transport corridor between Aden and Taiz. It has two components. (1) Highway construction of civil works for the construction of a sub-section (55 km) of a 4-lane double carriageway highway between Aden and Noubat Dokaim. (2) Institutional support and strengthening for Saada - Aden Yemen International Corridor Highway Program.
This issue assesses the macroeconomic performance of seven of the MENA countries including Yemen. All of these countries experienced rapid economic growth during 2000-10, and suffered a sharp economic slowdown in the aftermath of 2011. The brief focuses on the challenges facing these countries and at the consequences of the growth slowdown.
Climate change is already affecting the Arab World in dire ways. It will cause e extreme heat to spread across more of the land for longer periods of time, making some regions unlivable and reducing growing areas for agriculture.
A new report provides the first comprehensive analysis of the state of early childhood development in the Middle East and North Africa. The report shows that deficits before, during, and after birth tend to be irreversible and perpetuate cycles of poverty and inequality.