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  • Reply to: Vaccine Sukuks: Islamic securities deliver economic and social returns   6 days 7 hours ago

    Can the World Bank also promote infrastructure Sukuk for African countries to fund power generation and transmission, road construction, water supply and sanitation systems? These infrastructure investment can generate revenues that can service the Sukuk and be Sharia compliant.

  • Reply to: Women driving the Middle East and North Africa forward, one business innovation at a time   6 days 7 hours ago

    I am so glad at the work the women are doing and how much support they are getting from the instructions but we in West Africans countries especially Nigeria is not that fortunate but we are very hard working people and with a little support we can do more . I am appealing to world bank or any financial body that can assist our rural women to end poverty in our household according to world bank quote by empowering our women farmers financially or modernised farming technology to grow more food and feed our dying households.
    I am also appealing to our sisters from Cairo to extend their knowledge to us in Nigeria on how to transform plastic bags into high quality fashion. This skills has the capacity to feed, education,provides health care to thousands of our rural and street children, widows, orphans ,sex workers, single parents Etc . Please share your knowledge as this gesture will definitely add value and build smile in many household.

  • Reply to: A new vision for early childhood education in the Middle East and North Africa   6 days 7 hours ago

    It's relevant here to say 'Slow and steady wins the race'. I am impressed from the spirit of MENA countries to prioritize quality along with quantity (access). It's necessary because it's the quality that creates positive and sustainable impact, rather than playing number games. Another remarkable outcome of the meeting is reaching consensus about regional approach to the regional issue. The idea to create regional cooperation to better respond to the subject issue is ready to be employed by other backward regions too. Here I would like to suggest that in addition to regional M&E and financial mechanisms, regional capacity building and institutional strengthening mechanisms should also be evolved in a bid to overcome institutional and capacity needs of educationally backward and politically unstable countries in the region.

    Good Luck
    Habibullah Khan Nasar
    Matching Grants Specialist, World Bank Group in Pakistan

  • Reply to: Iraqi women join forces in reconstructing their country   2 months 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for showcasing this case and hope to see more of these in the near future from other countries in the region.

  • Reply to: Supporting Investment & Business Environment in Kuwait   2 months 4 weeks ago

    Great program which in the long run could help the country moving from oil-dependent economy into multi-sector one.