With a population of 355 million and the vast majority of people living in middle-income countries, the MENA region came into the Arab Spring with multiple strengths, including a young and educated population, strong resource base, and economic resilience that helped it weather the 2008/9 global financial crisis.
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July 24, 2014 — Decentralization is at the heart of the new Tunisian constitution. A US$300 million World Bank program aims to help Tunisians strengthen local government and improve decision making.Read More »
July 3, 2014 — A new initiative has been launched aimed at improving public procurement to ensure that governments are getting maximum value for the billions of dollars they spend each year on public services.Read More »
July 3, 2014 — Additional financing will allow the public works project to expand to all six new regions created following the National Dialogue Conference, creating more economic opportunities while building local infrastructure. Read More »
This report highlights the need to foster competitive behavior among service providers to bring down prices and stimulate the demand for value-added services to drive future broadband development. Read More »