A new collaboration between the World Bank and Education 4.0 will facilitate partnerships between the public and private sector and foster collaboration between international and regional…

Keiko Miwa, Andreas Blom |

Industry leaders from Costa Rica, Jordan, Kenya and Sri Lanka share their insights on how they see the way forward for tourism.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

Jordan’s entrepreneurship ecosystem has been evolving over the past decade resulting in the growing participation of women entrepreneurs. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)…

Ali AbuKumail, Nidal Qanadilo |

Remote work has changed our mindsets on the future of work across all layers of society. Countries, public institutions, and businesses will have to address multiple challenges in preparing for…

Samia Melhem, Andrea Carugati, Astrid Herdis Jacobsen, Joseph El-Cassabgui, Tala Khanji, Zaki Khoury |

Over the last few years, the government of the UAE has made gender equality and women’s economic empowerment a top policy priority. To address deeper legal inequalities, the government requested…

Iva Hamel, Gharam Alkastalani Dexter |

As countries face economic stagnation due to COVID-19, there remains great gender disparity in the region. In addition to legal discriminations, women face constraints that influence their…

Ferid Belhaj |

To ensure that refugees are included in COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery, UNHCR and the World Bank continue to work diligently with host countries.

Filippo Grandi, Axel van Trotsenburg |

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 |

Less than 15% of women participate in the labor market in Iraq and Jordan, and only 26% do in Lebanon. These are among the lowest women labor participation rates worldwide. In a context of…

Miriam Muller, Matthew Wai-Poi |

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 |