Public Sector

Lagging Regions in MENA: The Governance Perspective

Elisabetta Marmolo

Governance Adviser, Governance Global Practice, GGODR, World Bank

 

 

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KRG-IRAQ: Guide to Legislative Drafting

Emmanuel Cuvillier

Senior Public Sector Specialist,

World Bank

Salam Almaroof

Operations Analyst,

World Bank

 

 

 

 

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Jordan Report from the Field: Working To End Violence against Women

Grasping the full extent of violence against women is difficult everywhere. In the Middle East, it can be both difficult and dangerous for women to report abuse given social attitudes toward the roles of women and men within the family. In Jordan, the violence against girls and women embodies the problem.

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Jordan: Poverty and Legal Problems: Defining the Relationship

Many persons will experience some type of legal problem during their lives stemming from civil, criminal or family matters. Jordanian citizens are no exception – a household survey conducted in Jordan in 2011 found that roughly 20% of families had a member experience a legal problem in the previous five years.

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Libya: Governance and Public Administration

After more than a year of civil war, almost four years of fraught transition, and months of intensive U.N.-led negotiations, Libyans are poised to form a Government of National Accord (GNA) and begin the process of reunifying the country.

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Morocco: Overhauling a Fragmented Identification System

For years, Morocco has relied on multiple identity systems, each highly developed in its own way. In the late 1970s, the government introduced a national identity system.

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Morocco: Making Government more Accountable to Citizens

The World Bank recently announced a US$200 million operation to support ongoing reforms in Morocco to make government more efficient and more accountable to its citizens. The Transparency and Accountability Development Policy Loan (DPL) is the second operation of a comprehensive program designed to assist the government in laying the foundations for meeting the governance goals outlined in the new Constitution.

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Morocco: Social Contract and Civil Liberties

The Arab Spring and its aftermath have inspired much discussion of the social contracts that have defined the relationship between citizens and the state in the Arab world. In the past, the typical social contract of a state in the Middle East or North Africa broadly afforded that citizens would be provided jobs and public services, and presumably political stability, in return for limiting civil liberties that could be used to challenge governing regimes.

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Selecting and prioritizing development projects: How to be more effective in delivering public services

Michael Schaeffer

Emmanuel Cuvillier

Authors both World Bank PFM/PIM Senior Public Sector Specialists

 

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Achieving More with Less in Government Spending: Can Efficiency Units be Part of the Solution?

Robert Beschel
Global Lead, Center of Government
Government Global Practice [1]

 

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