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27/05/2013 - The Disclosure and Access to Information Policy (DAI) was the central theme at a regional sensitization and information workshop for North African countries held on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Annual Meetings which opened in Marrakech on May 27, 2013.

Categories: Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Tunisia, Structural Transformation

13/05/2013 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et l’Algérie continuent de consolider et de renforcer leur partenariat qui remonte à la création de l’institution, en 1964. Le document-cadre de coopération qui le définit, pour la période 2011-2012, à savoir la Note de dialogue-Pays 2011-2012, a fait l’objet d’une évaluation en septembre 2012.

Categories: Algeria, Structural Transformation

07/05/2013 - AfDB/World Bank-supported plan to generate more than a gigawatt of power - The US $7.6 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) gave the go-ahead on Friday, May 3, to Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia to proceed with an updated version of a sweeping plan to create an unprecedented 1,120 megawatts (MW) of energy from Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) for the region. The plan will receive US $660 million from the CIF’s Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and is expected to leverage nearly US $5 billion from other donors and private financing.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Climate Change, Environment

05/04/2013 - On March 19, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and World Bank convened a workshop with representatives of Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia in Rabat, Morocco to review and upgrade the region’s path-breaking regional Investment Plan for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), with funding from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF).

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Environment, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

28/03/2013 - In a recent paper produced as part of a series on North African policies, the African Development Bank (AfDB) analyzes the prospects of exporting the health services available in North Africa.

Accelerated growth and job creation pose major challenges for the countries of North Africa (NAF), which are all facing a rapid increase in their workforce. In the Maghreb, the preponderance of the textile-clothing sector and outsourced automobile-related manufacturing in industry, as well the lack of alternative manufacturing specialization largely contribute to fragility.

Categories: Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Health, Human Capital Development

13/03/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms for the following 20 African countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Categories: Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal, Nigeria, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Malawi, Namibia, Ghana, South Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Economic & Financial Governance, Chief Economist's Office

19/11/2012 - The recent global food price shock, combined with the political upheaval in North Africa, provides an opportune moment for the North African countries, along with the international community, to take stock of the food security status of the region and to reappraise food security strategies in countries like Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Health, Human Capital Development, Food Production

17/07/2012 - Growth in the last 10 years preceding the Arab Spring did not made it possible for North African countries to create enough jobs for the young. The regional unemployment rate among the 15 to 24 year-old age group is on average 23%, which is three to four times higher than that of adults. But the rate is 41% if the discouraged are included: that is, those young inactive people in a position to work but not looking for employment and so are not included in the official statistics.

Categories: Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Youth, Human Capital Development, Employment

12/07/2012 - Political Transitions and New Socioeconomic Bargains in North Africa takes an in-depth look at the processes that must accompany North Africa’s transition. Specifically, it is argued that national bargaining must be pursued in order to achieve a socio-economic pact that is acceptable to the various segments of the population.

Categories: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Economic & Financial Governance

15/06/2012 - To increase energy security, strengthen regional integration and promote industrial growth and diversification, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia have joined together to expedite the deployment of concentrated solar power (CSP) and exploit the region's vast solar energy resources.

Categories: Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Japan, Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

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