The World Bank is supporting Morocco's DRM efforts by preparing a diagnostic assessment of the country's regulatory framework, making recommendations to the relevant authorities for…

Philipp Petermann, Theresa Abrassart, Thomas Moullier, Antoine Hanzen, Ghizlane Aqariden, Youssef Elouardy |

The bank has leveraged its convening power and mobilized the financial support needed to develop Morocco’s capacity to address a broader agenda, including disaster risk reduction, scaled-up social…

Antoine Bavandi, Abdeljalil El Hafre |

According to two rounds of a pulse survey, 74% of countries reported disruptions to communicable disease treatment, 73% reported disruptions to immunization, and 38% reported disruptions to non-…

Denizhan Duran, Rekha Menon |

COVID-19 has not stopped countries from addressing marine litter. Rather, the main issue has been MENA governments carrying out different marine waste policies and making different investments.…

Kanako Hasegawa, Marcelo Acerbi, Khalid Anouar |

Essential to effective policy responses to the pandemic are not just accurate information on the spread of COVID-19 itself, but also real-time data on the associated economic impacts.

Mark Roberts, Marwane Zouaidi |

This entry introduces seven papers published during the weeks of February 1 and 8 on various topics, including the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the use of a new data source (such as nighttime data),…

Policy Research Working Paper team |

Agriculture remains one of Morocco’s major economic drivers. The sector represents on average 15 percent of GDP and employs close to half of the labor force. 23 percent of the country’s exports…

Mohamed Medouar |

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 |

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 |