This is the second part of our interview with with Safaa El Tayeb El-Kogali, World Bank Practice Manager in the Education Global Practice, on the challenges faced by the region’s education systems…

Web Team |

On the heels of the first World Development Report focused entirely on education, and its critical importance for stable and inclusive societies, we launch our annual ‘Back to School’ series that…

Web Team |

The demographic clock is ticking on both sides of the Mediterranean, from an aging workforce at one end to a workforce surplus on the other. Yet, whatever the demographic dynamics, the…

Hala Fadel |

This year, I was given the incredible opportunity of a summer internship at the headquarters of the World Bank Group in Washington, DC, researching the different levels of investment that…

Angelena Simms |

In Part II of her interview, Safaa El Tayeb El-Kogali, World Bank Practice Manager for Education, explains the initiatives being take to improve all levels of public education in the Middle East…

Safaa El-Kogali |

With the school year starting in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), millions of children are busily preparing to resume their studies. Some, caught in conflict, may not be able to go to…

Safaa El-Kogali |

Graduation—a long-awaited day in most students' lives. Yet, according to Amir Fakih, himself a recent graduate from Lebanon’s Notre Dame University, a graduation ceremony also comes with…

Christine Petré |

Choosing a college or university is one of life’s pivotal decisions—it can influence your career and future opportunities. For students in the Middle East and North Africa, as elsewhere, that…

Simon Thacker |

Si la Terre se réchauffe trop au cours de ce siècle, la vie deviendra plus difficile pour la plupart des habitants de la planète. Mais dans quelle mesure sera-t-elle plus dure pour les personnes…

Maria Sarraf |

إذا ارتفعت درجة حرارة الأرض هذا القرن، فستصبح الحياة أصعب لمعظم الناس في العالم.  لكن ما حجم المصاعب التي ستواجهها منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، وهي منطقة تُعرف بارتفاع درجة حرارتها وجفافها؟…

ماريا صراف |