The Middle East and North African countries cannot wait until the end of the pandemic to begin rebuilding the post-COVID region.

Ferid Belhaj, Nadir Mohammed |

Yemen is at a critical juncture as the peace process struggles to gain traction, the threat of famine looms, and COVID-19 continues to spread. Raja Bentaouet Kattan, Yemen’s outgoing Country...

Raja Bentaouet Kattan |

As new coronavirus cases rise again more than three months after lockdown ended, Tunisian pupils are preparing for schools to reopen. What can they expect? What health conditions lie in wait for...

Michael Drabble, Antonius Verheijen |

Nine years after the Arab Spring, people in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen face tragically high levels of death, destruction, and displacement. From 2012 to 2017, the MENA region alone accounted for...

Ayat Soliman, Nadir Mohammed |

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the need for digital skills, therefore education and training need to become more affordable, relevant, context-vigilant and inclusive. There are five elements to...

Andreas Blom, Mariam Nusrat, Nicole Goldin |

As the region recovers from the economic downturn, it is important that governments make their recovery 'green'.

Lia Sieghart, Martin Heger |

Tamkeen is a longstanding program for development planning in Yemen that encourages social and economic resilience in the face of conflict by assessing a community’s resources—its skills, public...

Abdulelah Taqi |

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the coronavirus (COVID-19) is disproportionately affecting poor households, who are more likely to live in cramped conditions, often with elderly...

Aziz Atamanov, Johannes Hoogeveen, Laura Rodriguez |

Like many other countries, Tunisia’s economic situation is in a fragile state because of Covid-19. It would be unforgiveable if, as a result of poor port management, the country were to miss out...

Antonius Verheijen |