While the region has made strides in achieving access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), 13% of the population – over 74 million people – still lack access to handwashing facilities, and…
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…
In the MENA region, the demand for broadband services and data has increased significantly during the pandemic.
As the region recovers from the economic downturn, it is important that governments make their recovery 'green'.
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…
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced school closures around the world, affecting 103 million students across the Middle East and North Africa.
Despite the inconveniences of school closures due to the coronavirus, efforts to mitigate the impact have the potential to expand the flexibility of delivering education in MENA.
Today, the world is seeing an unprecedented freeze on work and production, a repercussion of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures taken to confine it.
If there is a single lesson to draw from the pandemic, it is that transparency in public information can save lives and improve economic outcomes, by enhancing societal trust in the state.
A summary of the important steps the World Bank Group has taken in response to COVID-19.