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Knowledge and Learning Quick Notes

January 1, 2009


The MENA Quick Notes are intended to summarize lessons learned from MENA and other Bank Knowledge and Learning activities. The Quick Notes do not necessarily reflect the views of the World Bank, its board or its member countries.

Quick Note #157 - Humanitarian Engineering: Innovative Approaches and Partnerships in Crisis Response by Yolanda Tayler

Quick Note #156 - How do People in MENA Evaluate their Economic Prospects? by Lili Mottaghi

Quick Note #155 - The Impact of War and Peace in MENA by Lili Mottaghi

Quick Note #154 - MENA's Forced Displacement Crisis by Lili Mottaghi

Quick Note #153 - Building Kuwait's Future, One Small Enterprise at a Time by Ali H. Abukumail, Nadia Karam, and Ghanimah Al-Otaibi

2015

Quick Note #152 - Jordan: Developing an Efficient Public Investment Management System by Emmanuel Cuvillier and Salam Almaroof

Quick Note #151 - MENA Economies hit by Conflicts, Civil Wars and Lower Oil Prices by Lili Mottaghi

Quick Note #150 - Poverty and Legal Problems in Jordan: Defining the Relationship by Paul Prettitore

Quick Note #149 - Economic Impact of Lifting Sanctions on Iran by Lili Mottaghi

Quick Note #148 - Champions Wanted: Promoting Exports in the Middle East and North Africa by Melise Jaud

Quick Note #147 - Arab Development Symposium III - A New Social Contract: Enhancing Employability in the Arab World by Mustapha Rouis, Imed Limam and Muhammad Faour

Quick Note #146 - Navigating through Fragility: Procurement Solutions for Iraqi Education by Elisa Mosler, Nazaneen Ismail Ali, and Rachel Lipson

Quick Note #145 - Recent Economic Developments and Prospects by Lili Mottaghi

Quick Note #144 - Regional Collaboration on Education: An ARAIEQ Innovation by Simon Thacker and Juan Manuel Moreno

Quick Note #143 - Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG): Economic and Social Impact Assessment of the Syrian Conflict and ISIS Insurgency by Sibel Kulaksiz

Quick Note #142 - Guide to Legislative Drafting in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) by Emmanuel Cuvillier, Salam Almaroof, and Razi Diab

Quick Note #141 - MENA Quarterly Economic Brief: Plunging Oil Prices by Lili Mottaghi

Quick Note #140 - The Economic Impact of the Syrian War and the Spread of ISIS by Elena Ianchovichina

Quick Note #139 - The Rise in Education Attainment in MENA in Comparative Perspective by Farrukh Iqbal

2014

Quick Note #138 - MENA Shares Global Knowledge On Procurement Under Public Private Partnerships by Rachel Lipson, Nazaneen Ismail Ali, and Ala Al-Kazzaz

Quick Note #137 - A Jordan Ombudsman Bureau with Enhanced Capacity by Emmanuel Cuvillier and Salam Almaroof

Quick Note #136 - The Justice Gap and Poverty: Learning from Household Surveys in Jordan and Colombia by Paul Scott Prettitore

Quick Note #135 - Steering Dubai’s Education Reform through Incentive and Accountability Drivers by Simon Thacker

Quick Note #134 - Djibouti Looks to The Future: A South-South High Level Exchange by Homa-Zahra Fotouhi, Arthur Foch, and Roya Vakil

Quick Note #133 - The Decline of Child Mortality Rates in MENA in Comparative Perspective by Farrukh Iqbal

Quick Note #132 - 18 Key Principles of PFM Reform in MENA by Hisham Ahmed Waly

Quick Note #131 - FRIM: A New Tool for Financial Risk Monitoring in MENA by Pietro Calice

Quick Note #130 - Open Skies over the Middle East by Anca Cristea, Russell Hillberry, and Aaditya Mattoo

Quick Note #129 - Climate Change and Migration in the MENA Region by Quentin Wodon and Andrea Liverani

Quick Note #128 - Impact of Weather Shocks on MENA Households by Quentin Wodon and Andrea Liverani

Quick Note #127 - Over the Horizon: A New Levant by Sibel Kulaksiz

Quick Note #126 - Seeing Is Believing: Poverty in the Palestinian Territories by Tara Vishwanath, Brian Blankespoor, Faythe Calandra, Nandini Krishnan, Meera Mahadevan, and Nobuo Yoshida

Quick Note #125 - On Shared Prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa by Elena Ianchovichina

Quick Note #124 - All in the Family: State Capture in Tunisia by Bob Rijkers, Caroline Freund, and Antonio Nucifora

Quick Note #123 - The Status of Yemeni Women: From Aspiration to Opportunity by Nandini Krishnan

Quick Note #122 - Harnessing the Global Recovery: A Tough Road Ahead by Lili Mottaghi

Quick Note #121 - Ten Years After Morocco’s Family Code Reforms: Are Gender Gaps Closing? by Paul Prettitore

Quick Note #120 - Why MENA needs a Finance & Private Sector Marshall Plan by Stefanie Ridenour

Quick Note #119 - Arab Development Symposium II: Invigorating SMEs in the Arab World by Mustapha Rouis and Imed Limam

Quick Note #118 - Arab Development Symposium I: Food and Water Security in the Arab World by Mustapha Rouis and Imed Limam

Quick Note #117 - Public Procurement Reform in Morocco by Rachel Lipson, Salim Benouniche, Abdoulaye Keita, and Khadija Faridi

Quick Note #116 - Promoting Financial Inclusion for Growth and Development in Iraq by Teymour Abdel Aziz and Peter McConaghy

Quick Note #115 - Building Legal Aid Services from the Ground Up: Learning from Pilot Initiatives in Jordan by Paul Scott Prettitore

Quick Note #114 - Strengthening Governance & Institutions in MENA: Issues & Priorities by Guenter Heidenhof

2013

Quick Note #113 - Public Procurement Reform in Iraq: A Long and Difficult Road by Nazaneen Ismail Ali, Andrew Jacobs, Rachel Lipson, and Fabio Isoldi

Quick Note #112 - Response of the Arab Donors to the Global Financial Crisis and the Arab Spring by Mustapha Rouis

Quick Note #111 - Road Traffic Injuries: A Public Health Crisis in MENA by Said Dahdah and Dipan Bose

Quick Note #110  - MENA Economic and Development Prospects 2013: Investing in Turbulent Times by Elena Ianchovichina, Shantayanan Devarajan, and Martijn Burger

Quick Note #109 - The Global Environment Facility (GEF) in MENA by Dominique Isabelle Kayser, Song Li, and Suiko Yoshijima

Quick Note #108 - Middle East and North Africa Regional Brief by MNAEX

Quick Note #107 - Gender and Justice in Jordan: Women, Demand and Access by Paul Prettitore

Quick Note #106 - Harnessing The Potential for Green Growth in Kuwait by Dr. Mohammed Al-Ahmad, Dr. Marwan Dimashki, Samia Al-Duaij and Tom Roundell

Quick Note #105 - Natural Disasters in MENA: A Regional Overview by Franck Bousquet, et al.

Quick Note #104 - Serving Citizens Better: Managing Baghdad’s Water Supply and Sewerage with Leadership for Results (L4R) by Emmanuel Cuvillier, Nafie Mofid, Salam Al-Maroof, Faris Al-Attia, Benjamina Randrianarivel , Najma Siddiqi , Eva Schiffer, and Tom Tsui

Quick Note #103 - Innovative Procurement Practices in Iraq's Social Safety Net Program by Nazaneen Ismail Ali, Andrew Jacobs, Rachel Lipson, and Fabio Isoldi

Quick Note #102 - Improving the Reliability of Weather and Climate Services in Yemen by Lia Carol Sieghart and David Rogers

Quick Note #101 - MENA and Public Consultations by Lida Bteddini

Quick Note #100 - Iraq: A Multi-country South-South Knowledge Exchange on Social Safety Nets by Ghassan Alkhoja and Zaina Dawani

Quick Note #99 - MENA Regional Brief, by MENA External Affairs

Quick Note #98 - Implementing an Advanced Cash Transfer Program in the Palestinian Territories by Samira Hillis, Phillippe Leite, Laura McDonald, and Lillian Frost

Quick Note #97 - MENA Monitor: Economic Pressures Mount by Elena Ianchovichina

Quick Note #96 - Justice Sector Services and the Poor in Jordan: Determining Needs and Priorities by Paul Prettitore

Quick Note #95 - Regional Economic Integration in the Middle East and North Africa by Mustapha Rouis

Quick Note #94 - Supporting Access to Finance for Micro-, Small & Medium Enerprises with Partial Credit Guarantees: The Moroccan Experience, by Teymour Abdel Aziz

Quick Note #93 - Kuwait: Fostering Sustainable Investment Through Modern Commercial Law Systems by William Mako, Riz Mokal, Iulia Cojocaru, and Gordon W. Johnson

Quick Note #92 - Firm Perceptions in Post-revolutionary Tunisia by Djibrilla Adamou Issa

Quick Note #91 - Stimulating Business and Employment in Yemen by Nabila Assaf

Quick Note #90 - Another Piece of the Job Creation Puzzle: Developing the MSME Sector in Egypt by Sahar Nasr and Laila Abdelkader

Quick Note #89 - Supporting Job Creation and Innovation Through MSME Development in MENA by Peter McConaghy

Quick Note #88 - Developing Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises in Jordan: The Route to Shared Prosperity by Sahar Nasr and Yara El Abd

Quick Note #87 - Iraq’s Tourism Potential by Hooman Dabidian, Mohammed Wafaa Al-Ani, Christopher Hassaan Francke, and Ahmed Redwan

Quick Note #86 - Cairo Transport App Challenge: Leveraging ICT Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation to Solve Daily Challenges by Cecilia Paradi-Guilford, Naomi Halewood, Eman Fouad Wahby, Nehal Hassan El Kouesney, Carlo M. Rossotto

Quick Note #85 - Finding New Paths for Growth in Djibouti by Mehdi Benyagoub

Quick Note #84 - The Middle East and North Africa Community of Practice on Employment and Social safety nets by Diego F. Angel-Urdinola, Amina Semlali and Ines Rodriguez Caillava

Quick Note #83 - Transforming Arab Economies: The Knowledge and Innovation Road by Anuja Utz and Jean-Eric Aubert

Quick Note #82 - Experiential Tourism in Palestinian Rural Communities: “Abraham’s Path” by Ali H. Abukumail

Quick Note #81 - Supporting Innovation in SMEs in Lebanon through a Public/Private Equity Fund : The iSME Fund, by Randa Akeel

Quick Note #80 - The Palestinian Information Technology Association of Companies (PITA): Moving Forward on ICT and Innovation by Ali H, Abukumail

Quick Note #79 - Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries by Dorte Verner