What is the best path to building better and greener after the COVID-19 pandemic? Currently, there are two opportunities that are especially relevant for MENA countries:

Marcelo Acerbi, Martin Heger, Helena Naber, Lia Sieghart |

To protect Yemeni communities from the COVID-19 pandemic in almost all of the country's 333 districts, the Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project needed to introduce measures to ensure the…

Wesam Qaid |

Tunisia's ranking in terms of gender equality dropped from 90th to 124th between 2006 and 2020. The trend in the overall index is reflected in the sub-indices. Tunisia thus moves from the…

Antonius Verheijen |

Research suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to exacerbate Tunisia’s development challenges by reversing the recent trend of poverty reduction. More people will likely fall below the…

Deeksha Kokas , Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Abdel Rahmen El Lahga, Vibhuti Mendiratta |

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on public health, societies, and economies around the world: it could push up to 150 million people into extreme poverty by the end of 2021.…

David Malpass |

Today, about two-thirds of Yemen's total population of 30 million faces hunger. Of that, 14.4 million need immediate food assistance to sustain or save their lives, 10 million acutely so.

Tracy Vienings |

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 |

Hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade are at risk as essential services and household incomes crumble.

Mamta Murthi |

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 |