SUM aims to meet two objectives: 1) preparing about 500,000 young women and men from Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon for the global jobs of the future, and 2) attracting digital technology players to…

Saroj Kumar Jha |

The newly released “Breaking out of fragility: A Country Economic Memorandum for Diversification and Growth in Iraq“ underlines the importance of growing and diversified trade to support national…

Michael Ferrantino, Vicky Chemutai, Alen Mulabdic, Periklis Saragiotis |

There is a radical shift in the range of mobility available, from e-bikes and e-scooters to shared autonomous vehicles and electrified transport systems. In Cairo today, women see bikes and…

Paul Noumba Um, Dickson Effah |

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 |

In 2016, the Government of Jordan, in partnership with the international community, has committed to tackling the challenge of improving the living conditions, prospects and resilience of both…

Meriem Ait Ali Slimane, Fiona Allen, Maha Kattaa, Patrick Daru |

The Mediterranean Sea has long been a lifeline for the almost 2 million people who live in the Gaza Strip. Fishing is a vital source of employment for more than 100,000 people.

Sachiko Kondo, Marcelo Acerbi, Lia Sieghart |

On June 10, 2020, Mosul celebrated the opening of “Al-Hurriyya” or “Freedom” Bridge, which was reconstructed with financing from the World Bank. The reopening of this bridge will change the lives…

Sajjad Ali Shah, Ibrahim Dajani, Salman Anees Soz |

Basem Khalaf left Gaza for the first time in his life in November 2019 when he was selected to participate in the World Bank’s Smarter Cities for Resilient Future Youth Summit, an event held…

Basem Khalaf |

The force of digitalization is driving the global economy, creating distinct groups of leaders and laggards. Through institutional reform that leverages the advantages of digitalization, the…

Carlo Maria Rossotto, Marolla Haddad |

The Government of Jordan has been encouraging entrepreneurship to accelerate the rates of job creation in the country.

Ali AbuKumail |