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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

27/03/2013 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), in partnership with the Office for Tunisians Abroad (OTE), have published a new study on employment opportunities for Tunisians in Libya.

Categories: Tunisia, Libya, Migration and Development Initiative, Human Capital Development, Youth, Employment

06/12/2012 - The Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on Wednesday approved the institution’s Information Technology Strategy 2013-2015 and the Bank Group’s Participation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Transition Fund.

Categories: Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Information & Communication Technology, Economic & Financial Governance, Transport, Infrastructure, ADF

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

09/11/2012 - At the heart of the socio-economic grievances that led to Libya’s revolution was the rentier economy of the regime. Though oil resources had permitted Libya to accumulate wealth, the country suffered from a number of macroeconomic concerns. By 1973, Libya had a dualistic undiversified economy dominated by the state, afflicted by pervasive rent-seeking and regulatory deficiencies. The effects of the rentier characteristics of Libya’s economy permeated both the economic and political structures of the country. Excessive oil resources had allowed the political elite to hallow out governmental institutions allowing those in power to operate without oversight.

Categories: Libya, Botswana, Economic & Financial Governance

07/08/2012 - "Unlocking North Africa’s potential through regional integration" is the title of a new report published by the African Development Bank (AfDB), which examines the key issues and challenges facing regional integration in the North African countries across a number of thematic areas, including: (i) energy; (ii) climate change and environment; (iii) financial sector; (iv) trade facilitation and transport; (v) human development; and (vi) information and communication technology.

Categories: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Regional Integration

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

19/06/2012 - A new report from the African Development Bank (AfDB) analyses the causes of the various political events in 2011 in various North African countries, or the Arab Spring. It goes on to suggest various policy options to policy makers in the countries under transition.

Categories: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Human Capital Development, Youth, Employment

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