Israel: How meeting water challenges spurred a dynamic export industry
Faced with these challenges, Israel made long-term investments in technology that have paid off in the form of a dynamic, export-oriented water sector. Water has become a US$2 billion industry for Israel, consisting of at least 300 companies and over 100 startups. Growth has been rapid; the sector has seen an increase in exports of almost 200% ...
Public Disclosure Authorized West Bank and Gaza
West Bank and Gaza, as well as for the donor community, is to what extent is the Palestinian education system in a constant crisis, and what are the emergency needs that arise from it? This analytic report looked into what has been the performance of the system in the past ﬁveyears,howitsresourcesarebeingused ...
Ghana LPG Gas Sector Study - World Bank
This report examines the energy sector in the West Bank and Gaza. It finds that from the perspective of its energy sector, West Bank and Gaza is in an unusual position in at least three respects: 1) Because of political and logistical factors, nearly all of these supplies at present come from Israel; 2) A second unusual challenge faced by West Bank and Gaza is its fragmentation into two ...
Wasta Once Again Hampering Arab Youth Chances for a Dignified Life
The World Bank Report, Jobs for Shared Prosperity: Time For Action in the Middle East and North Africa, formalizes the frustrations of Arab youth concerning “ wasta” and the real damage it can do to a whole generation’s chances of leading a dignified life. The report focuses on the many factors that affect labor markets in the region that ...
Ebb and Flow, Volume 2 : Water in the Shadow of Conflict in the Middle ...
But while conflict is not necessarily a consequence of water risks, the reverse is a real and concerning phenomenon: conflict amplifies water risks. Since 2011, there have been at least 180 instances of intentional targeting of water infrastructure in conflicts in Gaza, Libya, the Syrian Arab Republic, and the Republic of Yemen.
Greening the Energy Sector in the Middle East and North Africa
Solar panels in Ouarzazate, Morocco Photo: Robert Robelus l World Bank One question that often arises when I meet colleagues who work on climate change is how the energy sector in the Middle East will adapt to a carbon-constrained world. In May 2015, my inbox was flooded with articles that quoted the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Ali al-Naimi, who declared ...
Fighting poverty in the Arab world: with Soap Operas?
In Gaza and Yemen for example, you will find the streets empty as the soap of the moment is airing. Soap operas can play the same role that myths and fables have throughout history. By introducing a critical social issue into the soap narrative, the soap can go from being simply “entertainment” to being “entertainment-education” - or in ...
Gazing Into the Mirror II : Performance Contracts in Cameroon Customs
The main aim of the CPIP is to assess the current state of pubic procurement in West Bank and Gaza in the form of a ''snap shot'' and accordingly, to provide a partial assessment, broadly along the lines of the OPCS paper that would address the following objectives. First, to assess the latest progress with regard to the procurement reform ...
Global Economic Prospects -- January 2023
Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and West Bank and Gaza. GDP-weighted average. Investment refers to gross fixed capital formation except in Egypt and Morocco, where it is gross capital formation. B. Based on goods exports in US$ for five oil importers and five oil exporters in MNA. C. Based on total value of goods exports in US$ for 2021.
New York City : Transforming a City into a Tech Innovation Leader
The financial crisis shocked the city, providing the circumstances for the transformation of the New York startup scene. By 2015, New York accounted for nearly a 6 billion dollars venture capital investment in startups and had over 14,500 startups. New York ecosystem provides insights on how startups are impacting city economies, generating new ...