ENA DTF The Middle East and Nort Africa Multi Donor Trust Fund Annual Report 2016
ENA  DTF  The Middle East and Nort Africa Multi Donor Trust Fund  Annual Report  2016
2016 ANNUAL REPORT Report Period January 2016 December 31 2016 The Middle East and North Africa Multi Donor Trust Fund MENA MDTF was established in 2012 to support the transitions currently underway in many countries in the MENA region Since then it has provided over 13 million in technical assistance grants to almost 30 activities at both country and regional levels While modest in its size with around 16 million it has nonetheless played a catalytic role in helping to deliver reform The MENA MDTF is financed by the governments of Denmark Finland Norway and the United Kingdom It provides technical assistance for project preparation analytical studies capacity building and knowledge sharing in areas where there is a clear and urgent need for increasing capacity The MENA MDTF is aligned with the World Bank Group s MENA strategy and therefore the activities funded demonstrate clear linkages to relevant current and future Bank funded operations and programs on the ground
2016 ANNUAL REPORT Report Period  January, 2016     December 31, 2016 The Middle East and North Africa Multi Donor Trust F...
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Table of Contents 1 ABBREVATION 6 OPENING STATEMENTS 8 Foreword MNA VP Message benefiting country 3 THE MENA MDTF AT A GLANCE THE MENA MDTF IN REVIEW WHAT WE SUPPORT SUPPORTING WOMEN AND YOUTH WHY SUPPORTING WOMEN AND YOUTH WHAT ARE WE DOING TO SUPPORT WOMEN AND YOUTH GOVERNANCE WHY SUPPORTING GOVERNANCE IN TRANSITION COUNTRIES IN MENA HOW DO WE SUPPORT GOVERNANCE IN THE MENA REGION ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INCLUSION WHY SUPORTING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INCLUSION HOW DO WE SUPPORT ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INCLUSION CHALLENGS AND LESSONS LEARNED AGGREGATE RESULTS 5 OVERVIEW OF MENA MDTF FUNDING AND FINANCIAL STATUS 22 24 24 24 24 25 27 27 28 30 30 31 33 34 47
Table of Contents 1 ABBREVATION      6  OPENING STATEMENTS     8     Foreword  MNA VP          Message  benefiting country...
2 INTRODUCTION ABOUT THE MENA MDTF WHAT WE DO IMPLEMENTING THE MENA REGIONAL STRATEGY COUNTRIES WE COVER MENA MDTF GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY SELECTION PROCESS DONORS WHAT LIES AHEAD 11 11 12 14 16 18 18 19 20 COMMUNICATIONS Youth Entrepreneurs creating smart jobs Decentralization in Tunisia 38 41 44 ANNEX ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 54 73 4 6
2     INTRODUCTION             ABOUT THE MENA MDTF            WHAT WE DO         IMPLEMENTING THE MENA REGIONAL STRATEGY  ...
Abbreviations 6 LB AfDB African Development Bank CoP Community of Practice CSO Civil Society Organization DFID Department for International Development U K DJ Djibouti DLA District Local Authority MoLA DNA Damage and Needs Assessment MoSA EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development M E ECD Early Childhood Development EG Egypt GCC Gulf Cooperation Council OECD GoT Government of Tunisia PCU GRM Grievance Redress Mechanism PforR HMIS Health Management Information System RY IDPs Internally Displaced Persons SPF IDSC Information and Decision Support Center S S IFI International Financial Institution TA ILO International Labour Organisation ToR IQ Iraq TTL JO Jordan TU KPI Key Performance Indicators WBG KRG Kurdistan Regional Government WHO MA MDTF MENA MoE NGO NVSP
Abbreviations  6  LB  AfDB  African Development Bank  CoP  Community of Practice  CSO  Civil Society Organization  DFID  D...
7 Lebanon Morocco Multi Donor Trust Fund Middle East and North Africa Ministry of Education Ministry of Local Authorities Ministry of Social Affairs Monitoring and Evaluation Non Governmental Organization National Volunteer Service Program Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development Program Coordination Unit Program for Results Yemen State and Peace building Fund South South Technical Assistance Terms of Reference Task Team Leader Tunisia World Bank Group World Health Organization
7  Lebanon Morocco Multi Donor Trust Fund Middle East and North Africa Ministry of Education Ministry of Local Authorities...
Foreword In the MENA region social economic and political exclusion is the main driver of fragility The World Bank Group s regional strategy therefore places the goals of promoting peace and stability at its center The strategy responds to both the underlying causes of conflict and violence as well as their consequences through development interventions that foster social inclusion and shared prosperity Supporting the most vulnerable including youth women and those in lagging regions lies at the heart of the strategy It also calls for a stronger private sector that can create jobs and opportunities for the region Hafez Ghanem Vice President For Millde East and North Africa The World Bank Group In the face of conflict and instability it is essential that the Arab states commit to building inclusive institutions in order to bring about sustainable growth stability and hope It is critical to create a level playing field to boost shared prosperity Indeed it is only through inclusive institutions which are accessible to the public and providing the necessary incentives to educate innovate and invest that the MENA can achieve sustainable peace and stability Reforms are underway in many countries of the MENA region The need to build resilient communities as well as to diversify economies requires work at the policy and operational levels It also calls for all of us to work in partnership The Middle East and North Africa Multi Donor Trust Fund MENA MDTF is one such effort The Fund supports the WBG strategy on the ground playing an instrumental role in strengthening governance and promoting sustainable and inclusive growth by providing donor funding Financed by the governments of Norway the United Kingdom Denmark and Finland the MDTF has provided technical assistance for project preparation analytical studies capacity building and knowledge sharing since its establishment in 2012 8
Foreword In the MENA region, social, economic and political exclusion is the main driver of fragility. The World Bank Grou...
9 Modest as it may be against the massive need the MDTF plays a catalytic role in supporting reforms in strategic sectors such as governance social inclusion with particular focus on women and youth and economic inclusion In order to foster inclusive institutions the MENA MDTF has designed a number of activities to bolster local democratic bodies and bottom up initiatives Significantly the MDTF successfully concluded Phase I in 2016 exceeding all targets set at its inception Owing to support expressed by donors benefiting countries and partners the MDTF was replenished and extended for another two years thanks to initial contributions from Norway and the UK The 2016 Annual Report documents the results and achievements of the MENA MDTF in the past year illuminating the Fund s activities and providing new perspectives for action Thanks to the support of donors the activities presented were made possible and delivered for the benefit of the people of the MENA region We count on your continued and enhanced support Hafez Ghanem Vice President For Millde East and North Africa The World Bank Group I nc lu s i v e Institutions are key to provide the necessary incentives to educate innovate and invest that the MENA can achieve sustainable growth peace and stability
9  Modest as it may be against the massive need, the MDTF plays a catalytic role in supporting reforms in strategic sector...
Message from a beneficiary I am pleased to introduce the fourth Middle East and North Africa Multi Donor Trust Fund MENA MDTF Annual Report Despite its modest size the MENA MDTF has continued to provide support countries in the MENA region to strengthen governance and foster sustainable economic and social inclusion for all by advancing institutional reforms In its fourth year of operation the MENA MDTF has continued to outperform its targets It has supported the training of Government officials as well as citizens NGOs and other stakeholders produced guidance and policy notes and facilitated dialogue and knowledge sharing events with other countries in order to share best practices on important topics and challenges Responding to the challenges that the region is facing requires responsive agile and nimble tools that are adapted to the particular context and conditions of each country The MENA MDTF has proven to be just that it has advanced transformative approaches where they are needed the most by doing different things and doing things differently As the countries in MENA continue their path to reform it is important that the World Bank through the MDTF continues to share its capacity and experience in technical assistance and continues to collaborate closely with Governments and responds to their needs NA E eM Th F has to T d s MD tinue rm it con perfo out gets tar 10 Mr Mohamed Fadhel Abdelkefi Tunisian Minister of Development Investment and International cooperation
Message from a beneficiary I am pleased to introduce the fourth Middle East and North Africa Multi Donor Trust Fund  MENA ...
11 Introduction ABOUT THE MENA MDTF T he Middle East and North Africa Multi Donor Trust Fund MENA MDTF was created in 2012 with the intention to provide catalytic donor support to countries that were undergoing transitions and reform In the MENA region donors and the Bank realized the need to address the challenge of fragility and tackle the economic social and institutional causes of instability cutting across the region The MDTF is designed as a World Bank implemented programmatic trust fund that supports technical assistance for project preparation analytical studies capacity building and knowledge sharing Soft activities such as capacity building and knowledge sharing are the glue that holds together reform programs and provide the critical underpinnings for broad participation and sound institutions yet these are often not funded through hard financing and investments The MDTF contributes funding for these very activities ensuring that the Bank and the broader donor community are helping governments service providers and citizens do different things and do things differently In addition to working closely with country counterparts the MENA MDTF requires that all proposed activities have been discussed with key partners working on the ground e g bilateral donors and international financial institutions in particular the African Development Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to leverage resources and create synergies between all relavent stakeholders
11  Introduction  ABOUT THE MENA MDTF  T  he Middle East and North Africa Multi-Donor Trust Fund  MENA MDTF  was created i...
What We do gue 12 n atio ar prep Dialo Project preparation including project design to adapt best practice to local and country circumstances for better effectiveness and timely and transparent delivery of results Institutional strengthening and capacity building including expert advisory services training and human resource or organizational development Knowled ge Sharin g An aly tic al Stu die s jec t Pro Pil oti ng T he MDTF finances a broad array of activities to support the thematic drivers of the trust fund and the Bank s regional strategy to enhance shared prosperity in the region including What we do ng i d il u B y cit pa a C uppot S c i t y l a Cat
What We do  gue  12  n atio  ar prep  Dialo       Project preparation, including project design, to adapt best practice to...
13 South South S S knowledge exchange L a nd m a r k c on fe re nc e s a nd workshops on the thematic components or sub components Outreach activities that provide a platform for dialogue between key stakeholders e g CSOs youth groups media religious groups NGOs and also that enable the capture and dissemination of good practices using a variety of communication media tools Twinning arrangements e g between institutions in MENA and in OECD countries Research and analysis produced into user friendly and implementation oriented studies policy notes This could include data collection e g surveys to help fill knowledge gaps and to inform policy interventions and program project design Release of new data is expected to yield a wealth of information that when analyzed can help guide policy Introduction In partnership with national and local stakeholders e g training agents auditors NGOs local governments the MENA MDTF funded activities support reforms and build new frameworks and processes to build capacity at all levels
13        South-South  S-S  knowledge exchange       L a nd m a r k c on fe re nc e s a nd workshops on the thematic compo...
IMPLEMENTING THE MENA REGIONAL STRATEGY 14 T he magnitude of the conflicts and unrest in the Middle East has created humanitarian and development crises with global spillover effects This changed reality on the ground has prompted the World Bank Group to rethink its strategic engagement in the MENA region There are at least two reasons for this shift in strategy i First greater economic and social inclusion is needed to support the peace and stability It is urgent to help the countries of the region reverse current trends and establish the conditions for accelerated and inclusive growth ii Secondly conflict and violence in MENA have spillover effects in the form of conflict refugees and terrorism Peace and stability in MENA are therefore global public goods which require a global coalition to achieve In consultation with partners donors and beneficiaries the World Bank Group elaborated a revised regional strategy that was largely endorsed at the WBG Annual Meetings in Lima in October 2015 The new strategy which has been in place since July 2016 guides the WBG s operational engagement with the goal of anchoring economic and social inclusion to facilitate greater peace and stability The strategy is divided into four pillars The implementation of the strategy is the collective challenge It will require the World Bank Group to engage in different ways with partners push the envelope in its operational procedures and policies and approach its traditional programs with a different mind set It will rely on tools and mechanisms to facilitate a larger presence on the ground and to increase the leverage effect In close coordination with its donors the MENA MDTF is flexible and effective enough to be such a tool
  IMPLEMENTING THE MENA REGIONAL STRATEGY 14  T  he magnitude of the conflicts and unrest in the Middle East has created h...
15 Refugees and Resilience The second pillar seeks to strengthen the resilience of MENA societies Several countries have been hit with the exogenous shock and have to absorb millions of refugees and internally displaced persons IDPs In Lebanon and Jordan Syrian refugees now represent between 20 and 30 percent of the population As refugees attempt to cross into Europe tensions are increasing There is a need to support both the hosting communities countries as well as refugees Humanitarian assistance and development aid should be seen as a continuum including vis vis refugees and IDPs while working with the host countries to develop programs that permit them to build assets Regional cooperation Considering that MENA is one of the least integrated regions in the world it is all the more essential to promote regional cooperation It would serve not only for the economic benefits that cross border trade finance and investments confer but also because it helps build trust among countries and could provide a platform for greater prosperity Recovery and reconstruction This pillar is aimed at preparing the recovery and reconstruction program including its financing Inasmuch as a conf lict free MENA is a global public good preparing such a recovery and reconstruction plan should involve all the stakeholders including the international community Introduction Renewing the social contract The first pillar attempts to address the underlying causes of violence and extremism by renewing the social contract between citizens and the state The Arab Spring showed that the old social contract where the state provided jobs free health care and education subsidized food and fuel in return for limited voice of and accountability to citizens was broken In the context of complicated transitions unemployment and the quality of public services have worsened This pillar is aimed at strengthening citizens ability to hold the state accountable for example in promoting private sector jobs and improving public services and ultimately in conferring benefits to the MENA countries and enhancing stability and prosperity
15  Refugees and Resilience  The second pillar seeks to strengthen the resilience of MENA societies. Several countries hav...
18 The World Bank Technical Review Committee is chaired by the Director of Regional Programs and Partnerships and is supported by the Program Manager and includes representatives from relevant country units the MNA Chief Accounting Officer and the regional trust funds quality and results coordinators managers The Review Committee meets two to four times a year to select proposals generated by a Call for Proposals ACTIVITY SELECTION PROCESS MENA MDTF GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT T he governing body of the MDTF is a Program Council chaired by the Bank s Regional Vice President or the Director of Regional Programs and Partnerships and at which donors committing to a contribution of 1 million have a seat The Program Council provides strategic guidance on the overall MENA MDTF policy framework reviews implementation progress impact of activities reviews and approves changes in scope of MENA MDTF activities and reviews issues referred by the Program Coordination Unit PCU The PCU comprises of the Program Manager of the MDTF an Analyst a Communications Expert and a Resource Management Specialist and receives cross support from the Bank s MNA Results Team all working under the guidance of the MNA Director of Strategy and Operations A l l appl icat ions requesting MDTF funding are submitted as part of a Call for Proposals The World Bank Technical Review Committee chaired by the Director of Regional Programs and Partnerships and supported by the Program Manager of the MDTF meets at least twice a year but not more than quarterly to select proposals generated by the Call for Proposals The most recent of the eight calls for proposals was held in late 2015 With the new funding from Norway and the UK a new call for proposals is scheduled for March 2017
18  The World Bank Technical Review Committee is chaired by the Director of Regional Programs and Partnerships and is supp...
19 Introduction MDTF DONORS The MENA MDTF is administered by the World Bank Group and financed by the governments of Norway the United Kingdom Denmark and Finland way r o N Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway The UK n De nm la Fin ar k Department of International Development nd ld or eW Th Ba up o r G k Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
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21 What Lies Ahead The MENA MDTF was envisioned to close in 2015 Due to strong demand by both partner countries and Bank teams working in the region the donors replenished the MDTF and extended it with another two years During the Program Council Meeting in Tunis in August 2016 the donors asked for its continuation In December 2016 Norway contributed another 1 million USD 9 million NOK and the UK has pledged to contribute 1 6 million USD 1 3 million GBP The new contributions will allow for another call for proposals which is envisioned to take place in Spring 2017 but more funding will be needed in order to keep the MDTF going During the meeting it was also decided that the PCU would also explore other sources of funding as the Governments of Denmark and Finland were at this point not able to commit any more funds The current outcome indicators of the MDTF s results framework are based on the previous World Bank strategy for the MENA region The results framework will therefore need to be updated at the next PCM in order to reflect the new strategy Introduction F our years after its creation the MENA MDTF has proved to be a timely and efficient tool to address specific needs in the MENA region The results of this modest in size trust fund are eloquent targets have been exceeded other resources have been leveraged and tailored TA solutions have contributed to its success The MENA MDTF funded activities have built on the momentum in the region and continue to provide support where necessary At times a customized approach has been taken given the diversity across the countries of the region The teams have also sought partnerships with existing programs for greater impact The success of the activities has contributed to a strong demand for MENA MDTF funding The MENA MDTF has proven flexible and nimble and it is well received by our partner countries The MENA MDTF is seen as a vehicle for helping clients as well as the Bank itself do things differently and do different things For most teams the MENA MDTF has been the catalyst for much larger activities and programs which are of a longer term nature Therefore the MDTF has been available to help support clients and task teams while the window of opportunity is open as policies and laws are shaped and as citizens are still demanding change The demand is clearly greater than the MDTF is able to satisfy
21  What Lies Ahead  The MENA MDTF was envisioned to close in 2015. Due to strong demand by both partner countries and Ban...
IN REVIEW THE MENA MDTF IN REVIEW T he MENA MDTF is a well established trust fund with activities that reflect demand from beneficiaries to respond quickly and flexibly to regional development needs Their overall objective is to provide catalytic donor support to countries in the region that are currently undergoing transition and reform The MDTF has funded 35 TA activities in eight countries and a number of regional activities Almost three quarters of the activities were Bank executed whereas a quarter was Recipient executed What We Support The MENA MDTF is designed to be in full alignment with the World Bank s MENA strategy and therefore the activities funded have clear linkages to relevant World Bank funded operations on the ground This year s Annual Report showcases the progress that has been made in two areas of focus governance and economic and social inclusion as well as in the cross cutting themes of youth employment and gender The activities supported by the MDTF do not exclusively focus on one of these areas but may support two or more of them For example an activity focusing on governance may also focus on social and economic inclusion or on women and youth or all of these components SUPPORTING WOMEN AND YOUTH WHY SUPPORTING WOMEN AND YOUTH W ith almost half of its population under 25 and with soaring unemployment rates the MENA region has a colossal task of tackling socio economic problems and providing hope to their youth According to the International Labour Organisation ILO almost 30 percent of young 24 people in MENA are unemployed more than double the global average The situation has been getting worse since 2012 in particular for young women The gender gap persists despite the fact that these days more women than men are graduating from universities in MENA women are almost three times more likely than men to be unemployed the highest rate in the world and almost one in two of young women is unemployed
IN REVIEW  THE MENA MDTF IN REVIEW  T  he MENA MDTF is a well-established trust fund with activities that reflect demand f...
25 One of the biggest obstacles to youth employment is the mismatch between the training provided by educational institutions and the demands of the job market For example more than half of employers in Lebanon cite lack of adequately educated work force as the major constraint to their firm s growth One way to tackle this is educational reform and vocational and skills training programs for young people based on market demands Other obstacles to youth employment in the region are lack of economic growth and conflicts and fragility destabilizing effects and can fuel extremism Social unrest has been high across the region and has been increasing over the last five years Indeed data suggests there seems to be a positive relationship between the youth unemployment rate and incidence of unrest in the MENA region Unemployment among youth also results in delayed decisions on marriage and home ownership and can have impact on the unemployed person s integration into the society Young people also face constraints with regard to fully engaging in public life There High unemployment rates and lack are limited opportunities for of prospects for the future also have them to engage in dialogue WHAT ARE WE DOING TO SUPPORT WOMEN AND YOUTH EGYPT Through the Egypt Youth Engagement Initiative youth inclusion has been mainstreamed in the World Bank s Upper Egypt portfolio Furthermore Youth Engagement in education programming has been strengthened and the efficacy of monitoring reinforced through a number of measures such as a Youth Inclusion Policy Toolkit on best practices and a Policy Brief on Youth Participation in Education The capacity of the Ministry of International Cooperation has been strengthened with regard to Monitoring Evaluation M E and Youth Monitoring through a needs assessment and then subsequent training To date the first of a series of training modules have been designed and the first training has been completed The task team has also built partnerships with youth organizations and development partners in order to engage in and strengthen dialogue with policy makers An essay competition on the topic of Youth Employment has taken place with the aim of strengthening youth agency and voice The activity is also participating in Egypt s largest Social Entrepreneurship summit RiseUP to support most promising start ups to participate in a post summit study tour and training events Egypt
25 One of the biggest obstacles to youth employment is the mismatch between the training provided by educational instituti...
DJIBOUTI The Improving Youth Well being in Djibouti by Reducing Qat Consumption activity provided information and education sessions on the negative effects of qat consumption to 9 640 youth of which 41 percent were women The aim is that at least a quarter of the participants reduce their qat consumption In addition capacity building has been provided to some 200 youth of which 46 percent young women The capacity building focused on increasing their employability through activities such as vocational training in house internships and life skills training 157 youth of which 47 percent women were offered internships and nine were offered jobs The job offers have been a success as there is a huge shortage of employment opportunities especially for young people in Djibouti Lebanon 26 Djibouti LEBANON Through the Promoting Capacity Building to Improve Youth Employability in Lebanon activity the employability of participating youth has been increased through soft skills training A number of Training of Trainers ToT sessions on soft skills have been held for the Ministry of Social Affairs and NGOs in order to enable them to deliver training to participating National Volunteer Service Program NVSP youth Also a 20 hour soft skills training curriculum was designed and tailored specifically for the Lebanese context and is currently being delivered by selected schools and universities The curriculum has been made available online so that any youth interested in soft skills training can access and benefit from it The curriculum is a public good which will increase the activity s reach and is expected to have a long lasting impact on the implementation of future
DJIBOUTI The Improving Youth Well-being in Djibouti by Reducing Qat Consumption activity provided information and educatio...
27 Governance WHY SUPPORTING GOVERNANCE IN TRANSITION COUNTRIES IN MENA D espite high hopes i n most MENA countries the once called Arab Spring did not turn out to be the driver for positive change that was much needed for the region Economic growth is slower than before 2011 the public sector is suffering from corruption and there is a high level of distrust in government institutions Many of the countries also face additional challenges The influx of Internally Displaced People IDPs and refugees have strained the existing infrastructures in areas such as health and education as other public services Many countries in the region are in immediate need to increase the capacity of schools and health service providers to accommodate the growing population In order to achieve peace stability and democracy in the region countries need to build capable efficient open inclusive and accountable institutions Prosperity can be achieved with strong institutions which create an environment that reduces povert y facilitates pr ivate sector growth and delivers basic services to citizens Strengthening the governance framework by increasing transparency and accountability measures for the creation of responsible states that can be held accountable for their actions is therefore imperative The MENA MDTF has focused on service delivery strengthening accountability and transparency and the effective and efficient use of public funds IN REVIEW related programs Youth employability has also been increased through 22 projects which were selected by NVSP and then implemented and financed by 33 different NGOs More than 2 000 participating youth benefitted from the projects In addition the activity has facilitated an improved design of the soft skills training through knowledge sharing of international best practices A study tour to Bosnia and Herzegovina the Netherlands and France which took place in May 2016 was tailored specifically for the NVSP and sought to expose the participating staff from the Ministry and Social Affairs to best practices in youth development Participants met with both government and non government actors as well as with youth
27  Governance WHY SUPPORTING GOVERNANCE IN TRANSITION COUNTRIES IN MENA   D  espite high hopes, i n most MENA countries, ...
HOW DO WE SUPPORT GOVERNANCE IN THE MENA RETUNISIA Through the Strengthening Accountability and Oversight Institutions in Tunisia activity the capacity of the Finance Committee MPs and parliamentarian staff has been strengthened on the subject of on budget oversight through workshops and training sessions Furthermore awareness has been raised on public petitions in parliamentary systems with the aim of improving parliamentarian oversight Through the second component of the activity knowledge of the staff of the Court of Audit has been enhanced around both audit and multi stakeholder engagement tools MENA 28 Tunisia MENA REGIONAL The Strengthening Delivery of Health Services to Vulnerable Populations in MENA activity seeks to address the needs of Syrian refugees in the MENA region through dialogue and harmonizing efforts for a coordinated response The knowledge base of host communities as well as frontline service providers NGOs and development partners has been enhanced through measures such as a report on health needs gaps and priorities for intervention in Lebanon A quantitative analysis of a health module of a WBG survey on Syrian refugees and host communities in Lebanon Jordan and Iraq is currently underway Knowledge is being enhanced around themes such as mental health non communicable diseases reproductive health and gender based violence through a series of cases studies
HOW DO WE SUPPORT GOVERNANCE IN THE MENA RETUNISIA Through the Strengthening Accountability and Oversight Institutions in ...
29 Lebanon IN REVIEW IRAQ The Iraq Capacity Building TA for Ministry of Education activity seeks to enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Education MoE of the Kurdistan Regional Government KRG which has been strained through the influx of IDPs and refugees The capacity and knowledge of MoE has been enhanced through measures such as capacity building workshops on Early Childhood Development ECD issues A rapid assessment has been conducted to review the current status of the national student examination system The aim is to improve the capacity of MoE in the area of student assessment and readiness in order to participate in international assessments such as TIMMS as well as to bring student outcomes at par with international standards Citizen engagement and donor coordination have been enhanced through measures such as a capacity building workshops on Pr ivate Sector Engagement Iraq LEBANON Through the Strengthening Financial Oversight Capacity of the Lebanon Parliament activity the Parliament s financial oversight capacity has been increased through a number of targeted measures These include a capacity baseline review of key parliamentary financial oversight challenging areas The aim of the baseline review is an increase of 50 percent of technical analytical reviews on proposed laws and specialized matters The activity has also supported measures to improve quality of preparatory materials and timeliness to better and more efficiently support MPs before and after committee meetings and hearings This also includes more transparency of the activities of the committee Procedures have also been developed to facilitate a systemized process that will help in maintaining the built expertise
29  Lebanon  IN REVIEW  IRAQ The Iraq Capacity Building TA for Ministry of Education activity seeks to enhance the capacit...
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INCLUSION WHY SUPORTING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INCLUSION W hile most of the transition countries economies grew at rates of around 4 to 5 percent per year between 2000 and 2010 most citizens felt they did not get to benefit from this growth While the wealth of the elites was growing ordinary citizens felt that inequality was growing and that their lives were changing for the worse Minorities women and other disadvantaged groups were not able to fully participate in the society and make their voices heard This sense of unfairness sparked protests across the region which resulted in what was once called the Arab Spring Increasing social and economic inclusion of citizens and disadvantaged groups such as women youth rural populations and minorities will not eradicate the problems many of the countries are facing but it will contribute 30 to increasing peace and stability in the region Inclusiveness means that all citizens have equal rights before the law as well as equal opportunities to exercise those rights It also means that they can make their voices heard and can participate in the political decision making process and can benefit from economic growth in their economies In order to increase social and economic inclusion countries can take measures to provide opportunities for enhanced voice and citizen participation in decision making as well as economic measures which help to ensure more inclusive g row t h for ex ample access to infrastructure in underserved areas or targeted safety nets The MENA MDTF is supporting activities which aim to st reng t hen econom ic and social inclusion of all citizens including disadvantaged groups
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INCLUSION WHY SUPORTING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INCLUSION   W  hile most of the transition countries    ec...
31 HOW DO WE SUPPORT ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INCLUSION Tunisia Egypt TUNISIA The Tunisia Service Delivery Support Program for Results PforR activity aims at enhancing the accountability of local governments to citizens through enhancing their ability to deliver results increasing transparency and facilitating voice especially for disadvantaged groups and municipalities The activity provides critical support to the World Bank supported Tunisia Urban Development and Local Governance PforR which focuses on local service delivery and governance To date a manual for Participatory Planning and Budgeting has been developed and integrated into a Program Operations Manual ensuring that participation is streamlined into the program Guidance and templates for participatory planning have been prepared and adopted for the municipal annual investment planning process A guide on grievance redress mechanisms has been prepared and adopted for use by municipalities A series of mandatory workshops for all local governments have taken place throughout 2016 in order to ensure the operationalization of this guidance A Local Governance E platform has been developed and launched and a number of training workshops on issues such as innovations in participatory governance were completed IN REVIEW EGYPT The Supporting Land Acquisition in Egypt activity aims at facilitating the adoption of a new legal framework for land acquisition and strengthen the capacity of key institutions to motivate an improved investment environment The activity also has a consultative component where consultations with stakeholders including vulnerable groups and the civil society are carried out in order to raise the awareness of key decision makers with regard to key challenges in land acquisition in Egypt The activity also aims at increasing the social inclusion of disadvantaged groups through consultations with various stakeholders including vulnerable groups To this end a consultant has been mobilized to develop a transparent methodology for determining the compensation standards of land acquisition where the rights and benefits of vulnerable groups are adequately protected
31  HOW DO WE SUPPORT ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INCLUSION   Tunisia  Egypt TUNISIA The Tunisia Service Delivery Support  Program...
EGYPT The Enhancing Participatory Monitoring and Community Engagement in Egypt activity has produced a rapid assessment focusing on the Information and Decision Support Center s IDSC Grievance Redress Mechanism GRM and based on that a two day workshop has been planned in order to build the capacity of GRM staff and relevant departments of IDSC A first M E workshop has been held and a series of mini clinics are being planned The progress of this activity has been slower than expected due to challenges in communication with IDSC despite repeated attempts to re engage and to reach communication modality through the Ministry of International Cooperation This has caused significant delays in implementation of the TA Some of the components of the activity had to be refocused due to changes in client demand For example instead of an in depth diagnostic of the GRM system a rapid assessment was conducted South South VC exchanges with international think tanks have also been cancelled Morocco 32 Egypt MOROCCO One of the aims of the Strengthening Capacity for Inclusive Groundwater Management in Morocco activity is to support a participatory design of groundwater contract management Contract management will allow stakeholder involvement in decision making and agreeing on objectives for use of groundwater which is in short supply The inclusive groundwater management is a shift from the current top down approach Up to date the activity has facilitated the improved knowledge of officials in the Ministry of Water and the Hydraulic Basin Agency on risk management The design of groundwater contracts is currently ongoing
EGYPT The Enhancing Participatory Monitoring and Community Engagement in Egypt activity has produced a rapid assessment fo...
33 CHALLENGS AND LESSONS LEARNED Another challenge related both to local capacity issues as well as Bank procedural requirements has been the difficulty of moving recipient executed grants forward at a desirable speed Donors recognized this challenge and at the Program Council Meeting in Washington DC in April 2015 decided to change the requirement from 50 of Bank Executed BE and Recipient Executed RE activities respectively to a more flexible arrangement where the review committee should choose RE if they find that the activity would be best implemented as RE Despite these challenges the MENA MDTF has been steady moving forward and has an impressive disbursement rate of 71 percent Several of the closed activities have led to follow up activities and there is a growing demand from task teams governments and development partners to continue the work IN REVIEW D espite its solid results the MENA MDTF has also faced some challenges The uncertainty and turmoil often lead to the requirement of markedly large amounts of time for consensus building and relatedly significant delays in decision making Changes in governments government priorities or staff changes mean that sometimes the processes have to be started from scratch Some MENA MDTF activities have therefore faced related delays or had to undergo changes to their initially planned course of action to deliver support as quickly and effectively as possible given the circumstances
33  CHALLENGS AND LESSONS LEARNED  Another challenge, related both to local capacity issues as well as Bank procedural req...
Results Framework MENA MDTF Aggregate Results Framewor Results Chain Indicators Doing different things Cumulative number of person days of employment Tier II Total number of beneficiaries across Bank projects Outcomes Of which labour market programmes World Bank MENA Portfolio focused on promoting economic and social inclusion and is developed in ways that responds effectively to needs Of which safety net programmes Tier II Number of countries with WB supported programs on Open Government OR PFM reform Tier II Doing different things doing things differently Cumulative number of pieces of technical and analytical work that informed strategy policy and stimulated public debate on but not limited to gender inclusion governance energy and consumption subsidy reform social protection youth inclusion job creation labour markets Tier II Percentage of projects linked to MDTF with gender informed design 34
Results Framework  MENA MDTF Aggregate Results Framewor Results Chain  Indicators Doing different things  Cumulative numbe...
35 Dec 2015 Baseline 2012 4 903 853 2011 Target 2015 Source 44 000 000 July 2015 50 000 000 12 830 223 000 N A 3 597 157 2011 7 900 000 8 000 000 4 4 World Bank reporting against MENA Regional Results Framework noting the combination of two different indicators Open Gov PE FM activities 40 2011 51 51 World Bank reporting against MENA Regional Results Frameworks although does not exactly equal total of individual figures to avoid double counting N A 55 75 World Bank reporting against MENA Regional Results Frameworks N A 2 2011 World Bank reporting against MENA Regional Results Frameworks MDTF Progress Reports and Activity Descriptions
35  Dec 2015  Baseline 2012 4,903,853  2011   Target 2015  Source  44,000,000  July 2015   50,000,000  12,830  223,000  N ...
MENA MDTF Aggregate Results Framework Results Chain Indicators Cumulative number of high quality analytical products produced with resources from MDTF policy notes survey work evaluations reports that demonstrate the good use of analysis with clear recommendations with potential policy implications targeted at policymakers or for project preparation Outcomes Strengthened project preparation technical assistance seed funding policy analysis dialogue and knowledge sharing through World Bank MENA Trust Fund 80 Cumulative number of high quality technical assistance activities project design capacity building guidelines carried out through MDTF that provide clear and practical recommendations for practical and policy implementation with positive client feedback Cumulative number of high quality dialogue and knowledge and knowledge sharing events S S exchange conferences focus group Community of Practice general meetings etc leading to clear policy conclusions in focus areas using resources from the MDTF Cumulative number of people trained directly through MDTF and of which women e g through targeted workshops training oriented S S exchange certification programs innovative learning programs etc Direct support provided to beneficiaries through World Bank MENA Trust Fund 20 Cumulative number of businesses provided with support directly through MDTF Cumulative number of results stories produced which demonstrate the catalytic effect of the MDTF particularly on women and youth 36
MENA MDTF Aggregate Results Framework Results Chain  Indicators Cumulative number of high quality analytical products prod...
37 Dec 2015 Baseline 2012 Target 2015 Source 96 20 MDTF progress reports with random sample quality assured by DFID advisers 0 93 20 MDTF progress reports with random sample quality assured by DFID advisers 0 167 22 MDTF progress reports with random sample quality assured by DFID advisers 0 16836 40 500 175 MDTF progress Reports 0 824 300 MDTF progress Reports 0 6 6 MDTF progress Reports Results Framework 0
37  Dec 2015  Baseline 2012  Target 2015  Source  96  20  MDTF progress reports with random sample quality assured by DFID...
Communications Communication was one of the top priorities for the MENA MDTF in 2016 Believing that proactively communicating with internal and external stakeholders is vital for knowledge sharing transparency and strengthening the impact of activities the trust fund continued its efforts in communication on several interconnecting fronts The MDTF team continued working on streamlining the communication products and outreach creating templates for results stories and finding new cutting edge multi media to disseminate products In particular the team focused on aggregating the results achieved between 2012 and 2016 and showcased them in variety of products including still and motion infographics These new steps were based on internal consultations and recommendations from MDTF donor countries To have a systematic approach the MDTF team has focused its efforts on four overarching and interlocking pillars of communication strategy culture brand and action 01 Culture Stragtegy Pillars of communication Brand 38 Action Strategy as the backbone of t he MENA MDT F communications The team continued to build on and improve its communication strategy which aims to achieve the trust fund s objectives and ultimately the objectives of the World Bank regional strategy for MENA The new strategy which was crafted in 2015 enables the MDTF to engage effectively with stakeholders particularly donor countries partners and beneficiaries and to demonstrate the success of its activities paving the way for fundraising and ensuring that the w ider public understands the impact of the MDTF s work
Communications  Communication was one of the top priorities for the MENA MDTF in 2016. Believing that proactively communic...
39 02 03 Increasing brand awareness The MDTF is administered by the World Bank Group and although it is part of the wider WBG it is unique in the way it provides catalytic and technical assistance to countries in the MENA region With that in mind the team has identified the fund s audiences created key messages to highlight and promote its uniqueness and has successfully managed to reach both internal and external stakeholders through online and offline channels Concrete actions To increase the visibility of the MDTF it donors and share success stories of its activities the communication team has published a series of online multimedia products including result stories feature stories still infographics and videos Realizing the growing demand for brief communication products the team has produced shorter but more informative pieces relying more on data visualization and visual features to convey our messages 04 Bolstering the culture of communication In order to have a successful communication strategy it is important that all staff members fully commit to its implementation In line with the objective of instituting a culture of communication new steps have been taken to increase and build the relationships between the MDTF team and operational staff New templates have not only streamlined the fund s communication products but have also eased the process through which Team Task Leaders TTLs contribute to a variety of communication products TTLs have also been encouraged to be more proactive in showcasing their work on the ground T h is sense t h at t he communication strategy is mutually beneficial approach has provided incentives for all parties and strengthened the culture of communication between the core MDTF team and the operational colleagues
39  02  03  Increasing brand awareness  The MDTF is administered by the World Bank Group, and although it is part of the w...
Online presence Being part of the wider Communications 40 WBG comes with numerous advantages as the trust fund has been able to use the Bank s existing online platforms such as the corporate and MENA region websites and social media networks These platforms reach millions of people across the globe providing the MDTF an opportunity for broad dissemination and outreach Over the past year the MDTF has been able to publish its results stories on WBG websites encouraging dialogue around its work among social media users in the MENA region In at least one instance a MDTF story on Qat consumption in Djibouti was republished in several national newspapers across the MENA region The wider coverage has enabled the MDTF to not only shed light on its distinctive methods to catalyze change on the ground but also to provide more visibility to its donors The MDTF Annual Report 2015 has received nearly unique views online in the past 2 000 year saving more than 50 000 in printing cost Going Green As the world moves towards greater and greater digitalization the MDTF team is committed to using new methods best practices and technologies to share information with stakeholders Accordingly the MDTF has revamped its website and populated it with new content including results stories videos and infographics giving it a refreshed look and feel In order to make content more searchable the team has created an online platform which has compatibility with mobile devices under the domain name of mena mdtf org annaulreport2015 The platform is widely used for showcasing MDTF annual reports results stories and videos providing another avenue for dissemination and cutting printing costs For instance the MDTF Annual Report 2015 has received nearly 2 000 unique views in the past year saving more than 50 000 in printing cost
Online presence  Being part of the wider  Communications 40  WBG comes with numerous advantages, as the trust fund has bee...
41 Youth Entrepreneurs creating smart jobs S peaking in a hall packed with young men and women Rania Rafie and Yara Yassin explain how their startup company truly embodies the saying turn challenges into opportunities The duo designs and produces fashionable totes and backpacks from upcycled plastic bags and other locally produced used materials Rania 24 and Yara 25 friends for eight years co founded Up Fuse in 2013 initially designing and manufacturing luggage cases from up cycled materials in a small studio in Cairo Egypt and selling their products through social media and local events Today the two entrepreneurs say that they have expanded their business to global markets employing underprivileged youth and women at home and entering incubation programs abroad The two young women and more than a thousand other young visionaries and entrepreneurs have flocked to the GrEEK campus in downtown Cairo to participate in RiseUp an entrepreneurial summit They all came with the hope of starting a successful start up expanding their firms winning investments or joining other promising companies As part of its support to the 2016 RiseUp the MENA MDTF selected five of the best youth led start ups for post event training and mentorship during a highly engag ing entrepreneurship competition which included dozens of participants presenting three minute pitches before an audience The founders of the five start ups will take part in a study tour to the US where they will be connected to potential investors and US based entrepreneurs to explore possibilities for collaboration Up Fuse was one of startups selected Others included 5dVR a Cairo based Virtual Reality production firms with clients in Europe and the MENA region AlMakinah a teaching institute that provides youths with skills and knowledge in technology that are in demand in the market Bosta an Uber inspired startup that connects customers to courier companies La Reina the first online wedding dress platform in the country and Eureka a program that provides training for children in areas of technology and engineering The study tour will provide us with exceptional exposure says Yara To grow we need to have access to international markets not just to customers but also to businesses Getting to know other businesses during this trip will also be an advantage for us It is also important to see how other
41  Youth Entrepreneurs creating smart jobs  S  peaking in a hall packed with young men and women, Rania Rafie and Yara Ya...
Promoting Youth Inclusion start up companies operate and how they deal with other the sectors and what we can learn from them I have a long list of people I want to meet during the study tour says Bahia El Sharkawy the co founder of Al Makinah I want to find potential mentors in Silicon Valley who can remotely teach our students here and also find job opportunities in the US for our graduates The event held in December 2016 was the fourth annual summit organized by RiseUp an organization that connects startups with relevant resources worldwide through s u m m it s ne t w or k i n g events and meetups This time the summit drew over 4 0 0 0 investors s p e a k e r s e x h i b it o r s volunteers sponsors and young entrepreneurs who showcased their innovations to attract investment and enter new markets 42 The scenes inside the campus are overwhelming as the young entrepreneurs who are mainly in their 20s and dressed in hoodies t shirts jeans and sneakers vie to get the attention of the attendees including some 125 investors Toting hand held devices groups of young entrepreneurs scattered around the campus exchange ideas on new technological innovations In one corner a group of aspiring impresarios ask a seasoned businessman how to persuade financiers to invest in their startups while not far afield dozens of other techies stare at a man with a ponytail who is showcasing his new mobile phone application that he says will help chefs market their home made food For a moment the networking and deal making scenes might make you believe you are in Silicon Valley in San Francisco but these are To grow we need to have access to international markets not just to customers but also to businesses says Yara emerging young Egyptians who like their peers in Asia Europe and America eye global markets for their high tech products Ironically the event is not far from Tahrir Square where hundreds of thousands of people mostly youths gathered in 2011 asking for democratic change better economic conditions and jobs Six year after the historical demonstrations Eg y pt has u ndergone drastic changes including elections and reforms
Promoting Youth Inclusion start-up companies operate and how they deal with other the sectors and what we can learn from t...
43 Engagement Initiative Project The project aims to promote a nd ma instrea m yout h i nc lu s ion in the country by creating partnerships a nd oppor t u n it ies for participation through selected activities of World Bank financed projects The Egypt engagement project is really a new way for the Bank to work in countries where the entry points for traditional projects are very limited says Tobias Lechtenfeld a World Bank Social Development Specialist and the project s Task Team Leader TTL With the support of this project we work with TTLs to identify entry points and bring in youth For example during the project design we help organize consultations so the voices of young people are heard better and then during implementation we are testing models where young people help in monitoring the activities Youth Problems Youth Solutions As part of the project s outreach to provide voice to young people the M D T F j oi nt l y organized an essay competition titled youth unemployment a lon g w it h t he Cairo based Research For u m E R F T he c o m p e t it i o n w h i c h attracted more than 100 submissions from young p e o p l e from across Egypt was the first in its kind to give youth the opportunity to propose real solutions to tackle the unemployment problem During the event on January 17 a total of 10 finalists presented their projects to an audience of policy makers youth Communications However unemployment still persists particularly for youth and women While the overall unemployment rate is over 12 percent the youth unemployment rate is estimated to be around 30 percent T h at percentage for women is more alarming at over 60 percent Supporting the RiseUp summit is a small part of the MDTF s Egypt Youth
43  Engagement Initiative Project. The project aims to promote a nd ma instrea m yout h i nc lu s ion in the country by cr...
activists and labor market specialists The winning authors received financial awards and had their essays published online by the ERF and WBG By ignoring the youth which make up majority of the population in Egypt you are losing on GDP on innovative ideas and on youth energy for the country Tobias Lechtenfeld said We believe that by including young people you not only utilize the aforementioned opportunities but you also provide a level playing field on which young people can learn new skills be exposed to new areas and increase their opportunities in the labor market and in their life in general Transparency accountability key to successful decentralization process in Tunisia L ocal authorities and residents in including 86 that were announced in May Douar Hicher Tunisia will no longer Binzart have to wait for officials in the central is Bajah government to decide which development Tun projects will take place in their municipality Jandubah Nabil or to allocate funds for them Instead they can now gather in a local assembly debate their needs pinpoint local priorities and Al Kaf jointly prepare proposals in a process that Susah Munastir fully demonstrates citizen participation in Al Qayrawan practice Al Mahdiya Citizen Participation in local affairs and Al Qasrayn decision making processes is simply essential Sidibuzid Safaqis because it represents a mirror which reflects the specific needs of the residents says Niam Tayachi Douar Hicher s mayor Qafsah Tayachi who has held the mayoral position since April 2013 listens carefully Tauzar Qabis to all suggestions and recommendations during his preliminary assemblies with his constituents He then discusses the feasibilities of the proposed projects with Qibilli other municipality experts before allocating Madaniyin Tatawin funds to the local development projects It is not only Douar Hicher a poor town with a population of around eighty thousand that lies a few kilometers northwest of the capital Tunis that enjoys from the new reforms All of Tunisia s 360 local governments LGs 44
activists and labor market specialists. The winning authors received financial awards and had their essays published onlin...
45 Drawing on International expertise To ensure a smooth transition to decentralization and guarantee accountability to citizens the government of Tunisia has embarked on wide ranging reform programs These will help revise the intergovernmental Citizen Participation in local affairs and decision m a k i ng processes is simply essential because it represents a mirror which reflects the specific needs of the residents says Tayachi Communications this year have been placed at the heart of the country s development process This means that LGs can now act as main players in the planning implementing and delivery of municipal infrastructure and services This is largely thanks to the post 2011 constitution which came in the wake of protests and civil unrest in the country Adopted in 2014 the constitution dedicates an entire chapter to local authorities granting local and regional governments full political financial and administrative responsibilities and real decision making powers Prior to the events of 2011 widely known as Arab Spring the central government in Tunis held a tight monopoly over economic and political decisions across the nation leading to political exclusion and regional inequalities In fact it was not a coincidence that the revolution that later spread across much of the MENA region began in one of the most marginalized regions in Tunisia Ensuring citizen participation and redistributing decision making from the central government to LGs is not an easy endeavor With neither the local officials nor the citizens having any prior experience in participatory practices or a mechanism in place to implement them it is challenging to turn those mandates ensuring transparency and accountability into reality fiscal framework capital grants from the center to LGs which is supported by the World Bank through the Urban Development and Local Governance Program for Results PforR Under this nationwide program all existing 264 LGs must meet Five Minimum Conditions MMCs including citizen engagement in order to qualify for capital grants For the 2016 cycle more than 70 of the LGs have satisfactorily met the five MMCs Municipalities will also be evaluated on their performance in core areas governance management and sustainability Those with satisfactory performance are rewarded with a larger envelope of funding This performance evaluation system will be a test run for the 2017 grants based on assessments in 2016 Municipalities that continue to score high on
45  Drawing on International expertise  To ensure a smooth transition to decentralization and guarantee accountability to ...
a 100 point scale stand to receive larger grants in 2018 and onwards To support the implementation of the ongoing reform program the Middle East and North Africa Multi Donor Trust Fund MENA MDTF has financed a set of activities as accompanying measures to the World Bank s PforR These activities are aimed at increasing transparency and enhancing the accountability of LGs to their citizens by enabling them to deliver results Executed by the World Bank Group and financed by the governments of Britain Denmark Finland and Norway the MENA MDTF suppor ts technica l assistance for project preparation produces analytical studies enhances capacity building and organizes knowledge sharing events across eight countries in the region The MENA MDTF s financed activity in support of the PforR has produced a number of tools and accompanying measures They include guidelines for public participation in the planning cycle and municipal level grievance redress mechanism which are to be used by all existing LGs Designed to offer a venue for public discussions on issues ranging from budget management to service delivery the activity supported the development of a local government e Portal 46 which has been considered as conduit to further transparency in the government Launched in June 2015 the online platform provides the Tunisian public with access to financial information including to real time data on transfer of funds to local governments Additionally a set of training workshops on environmental and social risk management including public participation and establishing a grievance redress mechanism were held in Tunis in 2015 Up to 35 CPSCL staff directly and about 600 LG staff indirectly benefited from the workshop and its activities More reform over the horizon The municipal elections which are scheduled for March 2017 are widely expected to provide a real opportunity for the Tunisian government to take further steps in its democratic transition This will mark a key milestone to empower local governments and creating a more direct link between the people and the power centers Legitimacy Supporting grassroots
a 100-point scale stand to receive larger grants in 2018 and onwards. To support the implementation of the ongoing reform ...
47 Financial Overview
47  Financial Overview
Financial Overview OVERVIEW OF MENA MDTF FUNDING AND FINANCIAL STATUS The MENA MDTF is financed by contributions from the Governments of Denmark Finland Norway and UK DFID and is implemented by the World Bank Since the MENA MDTF s establishment in 2012 total contributions have amounted to US 15 5 million Table 1A provides an overview of contributions for years 2012 2015 and a breakdown of resources contributed per donor Table 1A CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE PERIOD 2012 2015 Donor Name Currency Amount Paid Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs DANIDA Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs DKK 18 340 000 18 340 000 Paid US equivalent 3 172 408 NOK 22 000 000 22 000 000 3 369 557 United Kingdom DFID Finland Ministry for Foreign Affairs GBP 5 000 000 5 000 000 7 852 000 EUR 800 000 800 000 1 059 920 Total Contribution Note Contributions under the original trust fund 48 Upaid 15 453 885
Financial Overview  OVERVIEW OF MENA MDTF FUNDING AND FINANCIAL STATUS The MENA MDTF is financed by contributions from the...
49 In December 2016 the Government of Norway contributed 9 million NOK as can be seen in Table 1B and the UK DFID has pledged an initial 1 3 million GBP for the period 2017 to 2019 Due to internal changes to how the trust funds are set up at the World Bank a parallel trust fund for the new contributions was created which will replace the original MENA MDTF once it expires in 2018 Therefore during this transitional period the two accounts will be shown separately in the financial information Table 1B CONTRIBUTIONS IN 2016 Donor Name Currency Amount Paid Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs NOK 9 000 000 9 000 000 Total Contribution Table 2 shows the breakdown of MENA MDTF financial information as of December 31 2016 The table shows the contributions paid in disbursements undisbursed fund balance and the balance available for allocation The original MENA MDTF account is shown under TF071840 Under this account there is a 2 percent admin fee which is taken off the top of all contributions to defray costs of the central units of the World Bank e g the legal unit LEG Managing unit costs are recovered on the basis of actual costs incurred amount not exceeding 5 percent to cover the costs of program management and trust fund Upaid Paid US equivalent 1 034 441 15 453 885 administration which is also reflected in the table The parallel account is shown under TF072755 which shows a similar 5 percent admin fee for the management and administration of the MDTF In addition under the parallel account an indirect rate equal to 17 percent of the cost of personnel staff salaries consultant fees and benefits will be charged to the MDTF for the central units of the World Bank The charge is not reflected in the table as it will only be assessed upon disbursements of personnel costs
49  In December 2016, the Government of Norway contributed 9 million NOK, as can be seen in Table 1B, and the UK DFID has ...
Table 2 FINANCIAL SUMMARY Financial Summary US TF071840 TF072755 TOTAL Contribution paid in 15 453 885 1 034 411 16 488 296 Investment income 145 728 507 146 235 Other Income 28 187 Admin fee 2 309 078 Admin fee 5 772 669 Admin Fee 17 of personal cost 28187 309 078 51 721 Total Funding Available 14 546 053 Disbursments 9 877 789 Undisbursed Fund Balance 4 668 264 Grants awarded but undisbursed 4 094 262 Balance available for allocation 574 003 983 197 824 389 15 529 251 9 877 789 983 197 983 197 5 651 462 4 094 261 1 557 200 Note TF071840 refers to the original account of the MENA MDTF while TF072755 refers to the recently created parallel account Table 3 shows the list of grants awarded as of December 31 2016 The Grants Awarded column reflects the actual spending of the closed activities as in some cases smaller amounts undisbursed were returned to the MDTF To date US 14 million has been awarded to 35 activities of which US 10 million has been disbursed and an additional US 2 5 million committed The disbursement rate was an impressive 71 percent Of the 35 grants 19 are officially closed with outputs achieved and contributing to broader outcomes and with all funds disbursed In the case of the Life in Transition Survey although the activity is closed on the financial books it was never initiated due to challenges with receiving government clearances to conduct the survey 50
Table 2  FINANCIAL SUMMARY  Financial Summary  US   TF071840  TF072755  TOTAL  Contribution paid in  15,453,885  1,034,411...
51 Table 4 DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS BY COUNTRY 30 25 NA E M Allocation by Country 27 20 15 a isi n Tu 17 pt y Eg 14 10 n da Jor 11 co roc o M 10 n me e Y 8 5 on an b Le 5 0 D uti ij bo 4 q Ira 3 The distribution of funds between Bank Executed and Recipient Executed grants is shown in table 5 73 percent of the funds were Bank executed while 27 percent were Recipient executed Table 5 EXECUTION OF ACITIVITIES Execution Bank Recipient Grant Total Sum of Grant Amount USD 10 224 061 3 747 989 13 972 050 Percentage 73 27 100 Financial Overview The World Bank has recovered the funds from the EBRD which was designated as the principal executing agency to conduct the surveys Table 4 shows how MENA MDTF funds have been committed across the MENA region The largest share of commitments 27 percent has gone to multi country or regional activities Some of these activities are truly regional while other may have regional elements but also some components largely focused on one or two countries Tunisia is the largest single recipient while Iraq has received the least as a single recipient While Tunisia and Morocco have received 17 and 14 percent respectively as single recipients of TA when including all regional activities that support reforms in those countries the amounts would increase substantially
51  Table 4  DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS BY COUNTRY  30 25  NA E M  Allocation by Country      27   20 15  a isi  n Tu  17   pt ...
Table 3 GRANTS AWARDED Activity Name Execution Grant Agreement Date 1 Supporting Economic Governance Transition in Morocco and Tunisia Bank 7 11 2012 2 Knowledge Learning for Social Safety Nets and Active Labor Market Programs in MENA Bank 8 31 2012 3 Yemen Decentralization and Local Governance Initiative Bank 9 1 2012 4 MENA Early Stage Innovation Technical Assistance Bank 9 13 2012 5 Gender Learning and Operational Initiative YEM and MA Bank 9 17 2012 6 Connecting Voices of MENA Bank 12 11 2012 7 MNA Life in Transition Survey CANCELLED Bank 12 10 2012 8 Sharing Know How How To in Subsidy Reform Implementation Bank 1 25 2013 9 Yem Enhancing Governance thru Public Procurement Reform Recipient 1 2 2013 SPN YEM Enhancing Governance thru Public Procurement Reform Bank 1 2 2013 Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth in MENA Recipient 12 27 2012 SPN Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth in MENA Bank 12 17 2013 Communication for Policy Reforms in Tunisia Recipient 1 22 2013 SPN Communication for Policy Reforms in Tunisia Bank 1 22 2013 12 Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in MENA Bank 9 18 2013 13 Service Delivery and Governance Reforms in Egypt Bank 10 23 2013 14 GAC in Moroccan Health Management Information System Bank 10 14 2013 15 Service Delivery in Jordan s Health and Education Sectors Bank 1 29 2014 16 Parliamentary Strengthening in Tunisia and Morocco Bank 5 12 2014 17 Transition Support to Yemen Bank 5 21 2014 18 SIRI Damage and Needs Assessment Bank 7 8 2014 19 Tunisia PforR Service Delivery Support Bank 10 10 2014 20 Jordan Strengthening Accountability for Improved Education Services Recipient 10 24 2015 SPN JOR Strengthening Accountability for Improved Education Services Bank 10 24 2015 21 Djibouti Improving Youth Well Being and Opportunities Bank 4 2 2015 22 Transforming the Road Sector in Tunisia Recipient 10 9 2014 23 Egypt Enhancing Broad based Participation in Community Dialogue Processes Bank 5 11 2015 24 Lebanon Promoting Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing to Improve Youth Employability Bank 4 2 2015 25 Mainstreaming Beneficiary Feedback in Select Sectors in Egypt Bank 5 26 2015 26 Iraq Expanding the Engagement on Youth Inclusion and Peace Building in Iraq Bank 1 12 2015 27 Egypt Supporting Land Acquisition Policy Study and Institutional Reform Bank 4 8 2015 28 Strengthening Financial Oversight Capacity of Lebanon Parliament Bank 4 1 2015 29 Morocco Capacity and Design for Inclusive Groundwater Mgmt Recipient 10 10 2014 SPN Morocco Capacity and Design for Inclusive Groundwater Mgmt Bank 10 10 2014 30 Egypt Youth Engagement Initiative Bank 02 15 2016 31 Iraq KRG Capacity Building TA for Ministry of Education Bank 2 16 2016 32 Addressing Health Needs of Syrian Refugees Bank 03 21 2016 10 11 52 Building M E Capacity for Hepatitis C Response In Egypt Bank 09 01 2016 33 Upper Egypt Governorates Development TA Program Bank 04 15 2016 34 Impact Evaluation on Jordan on the Job Voucher Program Bank 06 06 2016 35 Strengthening Accountabillity and Oversight Institutions in Tunisia Bank 05 31 2016 36 Support for Parliament in Djibouti Bank 05 1 2016
Table 3  GRANTS AWARDED Activity Name  Execution  Grant Agreement Date  1  Supporting Economic Governance Transition in Mo...
53 Closing Date Grants Awarded Disbursed Committed Available Balance Disbursed a b c a b c 5 15 2014 420 507 420 507 100 9 15 2014 441 959 441 959 100 5 15 2014 416 820 416 820 100 5 12 2014 167 467 167 467 100 6 30 2014 336 500 336 500 100 3 31 2014 278 908 278 908 100 11 30 2013 11 773 11 773 100 2 28 2015 341 692 341 692 100 6 11 2015 302 400 294 533 7 867 97 6 11 2015 27 763 27 763 100 6 30 2015 598 789 598 789 100 6 30 2015 105 350 105 350 100 8 31 2015 600 000 600 000 100 8 31 2015 123 266 123 266 100 12 1 2015 338 313 338 313 100 4 30 2015 311 703 311 703 100 9 30 2015 316 638 316 638 100 3 18 2016 386 849 386 849 1 1 100 3 31 2016 249 442 249 442 100 7 31 2017 450 000 138 116 311 884 31 9 30 2015 499 914 499 914 100 12 31 2016 490 000 476 628 12 470 902 97 12 31 2016 587 800 150 000 437 800 26 06 30 2017 229 200 207 512 16 664 5 024 91 9 1 2016 363 000 362 287 713 100 3 31 2017 909 000 200 000 709 000 22 12 30 2016 185 000 93 435 91 565 51 3 31 2017 350 000 290 344 39 217 20 439 83 03 31 2017 325 000 193 044 64 658 66 298 59 12 31 2016 220 000 216 129 2 650 1 221 98 06 30 2017 397 800 237 551 39 041 121 208 60 4 30 2017 319 200 113 501 121 600 84 099 36 2 16 2017 750 000 750 000 0 12 30 2016 50 000 49 310 533 157 99 4 30 2017 380 000 154 548 155 781 69 671 41 5 31 2017 220 000 196 059 18 600 5 341 89 4 30 2017 280 000 80 692 9 740 189 568 29 03 31 2017 40 000 819 10 125 29 056 2 02 28 2017 350 000 299714 37 375 12 911 86 05 31 2017 250 000 250 000 0 04 30 2017 300 000 109 015 35 504 155 481 36 04 30 2017 250 000 40 901 209 099 16 13 972 050 9 877 789 2 468 626 1 625 635 71
53 Closing Date  Grants Awarded  Disbursed  Committed  Available Balance    Disbursed  a  b  c  a-b-c  5 15 2014  420,507 ...
Annex Delivery on Agreed Results Outputs 2016 outputs are highlighted in bright blue bullets Black bullets represent progress up to and including November 2015 Activity Funded Egypt Youth Engagement Enhancing Participatory Monitoring 54 Country EG EG Ongoing Activities Key Areas of Planned Support Promote and mainstream youth inclusion and give youth voice and agency by creating partnerships and opportunities for participation through selected activities of the World Bank financed project portfolio in Egypt Monitor and target poverty in relation to the Government s anti poverty and social protection programs Support the development of participatory M E systems to obtain direct citizen feedback and engage communities in the process of assessing different government policies programs and activities Progress on deliverables Proposal for an entrepreneurship promotion activity developed Disbursement linked indicators developed Youth Inclusion Policy Toolkit on best practices on youth engagement in education completed Needs assessment conducted Participation in Arab Youth Forum completed Capacity building expert has been identified and workshop on international best practices is being prepared South South visit by an international think tank working on social accountability the Public Affairs Foundation held Participatory M E workshop held
Annex Delivery on Agreed Results  Outputs 2016 outputs are highlighted in bright blue bullets. Black bullets represent pro...
55 Expanding the Engagement of Youth Inclusion and Peace Building in Iraq Improving Youth Wellbeing and Opportunities in Djibouti by reducing Qat Consumption IQ DJ Offer youth opportunities for positive engagement and sustainable livelihoods through community development approaches with the aim to engage youth in violence prevention and peacebuilding Help reduce Qat consumption among youth by raising awareness of the negative impacts as well as improve the employability of vulnerable youth through appropriate skills building training Contracts for consultants issued Mission to Iraq completed Project proposal to the State and PeaceBuilding Fund SPF was rejected due to lack of funds A new proposal will be submitted to the Japanese Social Development Fund JSDF The proposed JSDF grant has been approved but experienced delays due to backlogs Funding was secured by the Nordic TF to build a human rights operational framework 5 day workshop on project design held with the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Lebanon Information Education and Communication sessions ongoing Identification of vocational training sectors and schools initiated Monitoring of activities ongoing Consultant to deliver training has been hired Vocational Training for 200 youth completed In house internships completed Life skills training for youth completed Enterprise internships completed
55 Expanding the Engagement of Youth Inclusion and Peace Building in Iraq  Improving Youth Wellbeing and Opportunities in ...
56 Iraq KRG Capacity Building TA for Ministry of Education IQ Jordan on thejob Program JO Develop local expertise to spearhead private partnerships to provide support for the welfare of refugees IDPs and host communities especially in relation to Early Childhood Development ECD and primary education Three capacity building workshops completed Consultation meetings held on the current status of the national student examination system and rapid assessment conducted Help to fill the knowledge gap on intervention programs and share the knowledge generated and its results analysis I will also act as a catalyst for further creative thinking in the area of designing effective youth employment programs and possible scaling up of the pilot Concept Note for the Impact Evaluation submitted Candidates selected Employability skills training launched
56  Iraq KRG Capacity Building TA for Ministry of Education  IQ  Jordan on-thejob Program  JO  Develop local expertise to ...
57 Mainstreaming Beneficiary Feedback in Egypt EG Roll out of activities agreed with the implementing agency Detailed 6 month timeline to implement the first part of the TA agreed International consultant to lead diagnostic work identified Two assessments to strengthen the grievance redress mechanism for the Rural Sanitation Sector and Health Sector completed Two action plans for the Rural Sanitation Sector completed Operational manual for the Rural Sanitation Sector completed Action plan for the Health Sector completed Operational manual for the Health Sector completed Promoting Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing to Improve Youth Employability in Lebanon LB Improve youth employability among National Volunteer Service Program NVSP participants and to promote knowledge sharing and capacity building in this area Knowledge exchanges held in in the Natural Gas Rural Sanitation and Health Sectors Baseline and follow up survey completed Two training curriculums adapted to the Lebanese context developed and made available online Training of staff from Ministry of Social Affairs completed Soft skills training completed Study tour to Bosnia and Herzegovina the Netherlands and France completed Report on the study tour including key lessons learned and recommendations completed and disseminated Annex Strengthen the capacity of national and local institutions to design and implement effective sectoral grievance redress systems in the health energy and rural sanitation sectors
57 Mainstreaming Beneficiary Feedback in Egypt  EG      Roll out of activities agreed with the implementing agency      De...
Strengthening Accountability and Oversight Institutions in Tunisia Strengthening Accountability for Improved Education Services in Jordan 58 TU JO Strengthen capacity of the Parliament in budget oversight and public engagement with the aim of supporting the implementation of the new Constitution and ensuring a more open and engaged legislature Improve the governance framework of the education system by ensuring that ongoing decentralization efforts are matched with a rigorous well designed and well implemented quality assurance system based on high professional standards Parliamentarian network launched Training sessions on access to budget data and use of BOOST financial data held Training session on budget oversight held Knowledge exchange seminar on public petitions in parliamentary systems held Workshops completed Operational guidelines completed Development of training modules completed ToRs for communications campaign prepared Communications brief drafted Training of trainers and mentors completed SABER School Autonomy and Accountability report drafted and shared Quality Indicators and assessment instruments developed National Education Conference held
Strengthening Accountability and Oversight Institutions in Tunisia  Strengthening Accountability for Improved Education Se...
59 Strengthening Delivery of Health Services to Vulnerable Populations in MENA MA MENA Recipient executed activity to improve resilience of stakeholders to current and future water scarcity and bringing stakeholders in to the dialogue on groundwater management through inclusive approaches not previously used in the sector Addressing the health needs of Syrian refugees through the use of the Bank s convening power in facilitating dialogue and harmonizing efforts for a coordinated response vis vis the Syrian refugee crisis Supporting the Ministry of Health through the development of a single coordinated Monitoring and Evaluation M E platform with regard to Hepatitis C response in Egypt Workshop on solar pumping completed The short list for the firms to support the Hydraulic Basin Agency in the design of the groundwater contract has been approved and the request for proposals is being reviewed A mission to meet with the Ministry of Water the meteorological service and the hydraulic basin agency to discuss current information on modeling climate change projection and existing activities is ongoing Workshop on adaptation strategy on the management of water resources held Participation in high level dialogue on reproductive health needs of people in humanitarian settings completed Report on health needs of Syrian refugees completed Mission to Lebanon and Jordan completed Background paper on mental health needs of Syrian refugees drafted ToR for conference on lessons learned on addressing health needs of Syrian refugees drafted Annex Strengthening Capacity for Inclusive Groundwater Management in Morocco
59  Strengthening Delivery of Health Services to Vulnerable Populations in MENA  MA  MENA  Recipient-executed activity to ...
Strengthening Financial Oversight Capacity of the Lebanon Parliament Support for Parliament in Djibouti 60 LB DJ Provide technical assistance to the Finance and Budget committee to strengthen the parliamentary oversight capacity in Lebanon Support the Government of Egypt GoE to develop a comprehensive local economic development strategy and introduce critical reforms and programs in some of the least developed and most disadvantaged governorates in the country Consultant hired to perform the baseline capacity review Options for learning visit explored Financial oversight capacity review completed Experts ToRs developed five expert hired Briefs on capacity baseline review drafted and shared Global parliament conference in DC held Studies of draft laws and economic policies completed Stakeholder participation in the launch of the MENA chapter of the parliamentary network completed Launching mission completed Implementation action plan agreed Basic capacity review ongoing Training workshops ongoing
Strengthening Financial Oversight Capacity of the Lebanon Parliament  Support for Parliament in Djibouti  60  LB  DJ  Prov...
61 Transforming the Road Sector in Tunisia EG TU Help the Egyptian Government to adopt a more transparent and accountable legal framework for land acquisition and strengthen the capacity of key public agencies involved in land acquisition Recipient executed activity to improve efficiency and sustainability of the road sector by taking a transformational approach to its management consider performance based approaches the first in MENA s road sector and encourage economic inclusion of lagging regions The MDTF grant finances entirely the only technical assistance component of Tunisia Road Transport Corridor It comprises two activities which support the development of a road asset database and performance based contracting Consultation meetings on diagnostic analysis held Diagnostic analysis report drafted Study tour to India completed Policy Note drafted Draft land acquisition guidelines for two sectors drafted Consultation meetings with TA Committee members held Training of Government officials completed Board approval of project and grant signing completed This recipient executed activity has experienced significant delays but has now started to gain traction A World Bank procurement specialist will be providing support in order to expedite the process Contracts are projected to be signed in February 2017 Annex Supporting Land Acquisition Policy and Institutional Reform in Egypt
61  Transforming the Road Sector in Tunisia  EG  TU  Help the Egyptian Government to adopt a more transparent and accounta...
Transition Support to Yemen Technical Assistance to Yemen for Post National Dialogue Transition 62 RY Due to the currently ongoing conflict in Yemen and the World Bank s suspension of disbursement and activities on the ground the funds have been re assigned and the focus of the activities has been shifted The new activity will be part of a remotely conducted Damage and Needs Assessment DNA to better inform rapid post conflict reconstruction and recovery support The aim of the activity is to conduct an indepth analysis of the Ministry of Local Authorities MoLA database to understand the degree of access capacity resources and functioning of District Councils across Yemen as a baseline survey Ongoing preparations for S S exchange in December India TOR for a diagnostic study on local councils completed Inter ministerial team established to coordinate the roll out of the transition support plan Re formatting and cleaning the dataset of the Ministry of Local Authorities MoLA database to allow for crosssectional analyses completed Preliminary analyses of the database completed In depth analyses completed Assessment of the DLA performance across RY as a pre war baseline completed Policy Note completed and shared
Transition Support to Yemen Technical Assistance to Yemen for Post National Dialogue Transition  62  RY  Due to the curren...
63 Tunisia PforR Service Delivery Support TU Manual for Participatory Planning and Budgeting developed Guide on local level grievance redress mechanisms prepared and adopted for use by municipalities Tunisia local government e portal developed and launched User experience testing to make platform more accessible completed Performance assessment system design completed and work on legislation establishing it is ongoing Preparation of high profile training events ongoing Study tour for technical staff completed Development of a system for demanddriven capacity building support for all Tunisian local governments completed High profile training events completed Local government technical assistance system developed and launched Study tour to Turkey completed Annex Contribute to enhancing the accountability of Local Governments to citizens with a particular focus on disadvantaged municipalities Provide critical support to the Tunisia Urban Development and Local Governance performance forresults program financed by the World Bank and the GoT
63 Tunisia PforR Service Delivery Support  TU       Manual for Participatory Planning and Budgeting developed        Guide...
Upper Egypt Governorates Development TA Program 64 EG Support the Government of Egypt GoE to develop a comprehensive local economic development strategy and introduce critical reforms and programs in some of the least developed and most disadvantaged governorates in the country Intergovernmental fiscal system assessment completed Institutional capacity assessment completed Competitiveness study completed Knowledge exchange workshops completed Workshops on the intergovernmental fiscal system completed Government representatives trained in the findings of the assessments Government representatives trained on ICT interventions and cloud computing
Upper Egypt Governorates Development TA Program  64  EG  Support the Government of Egypt  GoE  to develop a comprehensive ...
65 TN Connecting Voices in MENA MENA Enhancing Governance through Public Procurement Reform in Yemen RY Promote public sector governance and private sector development with improved FM through training establishing a CoP Recipient executed activity to build capacity on procurement issues to central and decentralized agencies as well as to service providers CoP established and website launched Training audit other provided Supreme Audit Institution legislation papers EG RY and surveys completed Boot camps quarterly dialogue solutions labs and exchange conference held Surveys and roundtable discussions with CSOs and media held Workshops on procurement held Contract management and technical auditing held Training of contractor service providers to improve their responsiveness to bidding opportunities held Training of CSOs to improve their participation in monitoring procurement activities and quality of service delivery held Annex Communication for Policy Reforms in Tunisia CLOSED ACTIVITIES Recipient executed Project website launched activity to increase TV shows aired awareness and understanding on Partnership with British Council and reforms through Edupartage to organize university town communications tools halls established Engage citizens in debate University town halls held Make economic topics accessible via different Dissemination of town halls on social platforms media completed
65  TN  Connecting Voices in MENA  MENA  Enhancing Governance through Public Procurement Reform in Yemen  RY  Promote publ...
Enhancing Microfinance Outreach among Women and Youth in MENA Gender Learning and Operational Initiative Yemen and Morocco 66 MENA Recipient executed activity to improve financial literacy of women youth through training Help financial institutions serve women youth RY MA Support gender inclusion through awareness raising along side Yemen s National Dialogue and Morocco s Human Development Initiative Financial inclusion diagnostic completed Financial literacy program developed Training of trainers on financial literacy held Knowledge exchange workshop held Focus groups to capture dynamic picture of demand side constraints to financial services for women and youth completed TU MA EG Training of trainers on integrating tech based learning tools into training methodologies held Large scale conference on financial education held Financial education diagnostic report completed Video explaining microfinance and development benefits in Tunisia completed Study on mobile money and innovation landscape completed Faith based leadership program completed Gender consultations held S S exchanges Indonesia held Quick notes for awareness raising activities developed Training on women s leadership skills held
Enhancing Microfinance Outreach among Women and Youth in MENA  Gender Learning and Operational Initiative Yemen and Morocc...
67 Knowledge Learning for Social Safety Nets and Active Labor Market Programs MA MENA Help improve equity and delivery of health services through improved MIS policy data systems consultations Establish a community of practice CoP for SSN ALMP to increase awareness share knowledge in out of region and provide detailed training Country 10 year Health Management Information Systems HMIS staging plan developed Case studies completed best practices in health service delivery WB WHO workshops held High level retreat on HMIS held Draft national chart of accounts and statistics developed Draft data dictionary and coding standards developed Workshops with HMIS technical committee held CoP established S S and other exchanges held Australia Georgia Colombia Training provided smart cards targeting public private partnerships or PPPs Policy notes and How to Guide developed Operations Manuals for M E TU and MA developed Virtual Workshops held Annex Governance and Accountability in Moroccan Health Management Information Systems HMIS
67  Knowledge   Learning for Social Safety Nets and Active Labor Market Programs  MA  MENA  Help improve equity and delive...
MENA Early Stage Innovation ESIF Technical Assistance MENA MNA Life in JO EG Transition Sur MA TN vey Provide gap analysis awareness other to ensure greater gender inclusion in ESIF and Bank s Finance Private Sector portfolio Fill critical data gaps for more evidenced based policies e g on reducing inequality of employment opportunities EBRD led Parliamentary MA TU Provide support to parliaStrengthening ment in the areas of budin Morocco and get oversight and public Tunisia engagement in Tunisia and Morocco 68 Gap analysis and stakeholder mapping conducted Partnership with Goldman Sachs in place Workshops held Draft TA facility design and governance framework developed Toolkit on gender and economic empowerment developed ESIF itself has not yet been funded Pilot conducted and questionnaire completed Activity has been cancelled and funds are being transferred back to MENA MDTF Capacity evaluation completed Participation training survey completed In MA training modules on methods and tools for public consultations petitions and budget analysis developed Training of trainers program in MA developed Training of trainers program in TU developed Training of trainers activities ongoing Technical assistance trainings in the MA Parliament completed MA TU Regional Parliamentary conference held
MENA Early Stage Innovation  ESIF  Technical Assistance  MENA  MNA Life in JO, EG, Transition Sur- MA, TN vey  Provide gap...
69 Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in MENA MA JO Raise awareness on and create opportunities for social entrepreneurs via coaching and knowledge platforms Blog and media campaign launched Concept note and operations manual developed Learning visits Jordan UK held Partnership with British Council to promote social entrepreneurship established Awareness raising events to promote social entrepreneurship held Social enterprise boot camp held Business plan competition held Boot camp with candidates with different business ideas held Monitoring tools developed A regional workshop to disseminate the results completed Service Delivery and Governance Reform in Egypt EG Support governance reforms which aim to improve public service delivery Policy notes produced on civil service reform access to information and undertaking public consultations Rapid Results Initiatives RRIs in health care and administration services launched Dialogue and knowledge exchange events and workshops and training held tax and industrial RRI skill building Annex First Social Enterprise Forum held
69 Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in MENA  MA, JO  Raise awareness on and create opportunities for social entrepreneurs...
Service Delivery in Jordan s Health and Education Sectors JO Assess the quality of health and education services and better understand how local governance in those sectors can be supported to help improve the quality of service delivery Case studies highlighting local success stories on governance and the link to quality of service delivery in health and education completed Analysis of case studies completed and dissemination ongoing Technical Advisory Committee established Workshops held Quantitative study completed Governance and Service Delivery Surveys completed Field work completed and analysis of data ongoing Sharing Know EG Provide strategic adhow and How MENA visory and promote to in Subsidy knowledge sharing Reform Imple workshops virtual mentation conferences on subsidies Consultation sessions with MoF held Workshops and virtual conferences held unified database unified registries and cash compensation schemes knowledge sharing and how to in subsidy reform How to Policy Briefs on Subsidy Reform drafted Round table held Course on design and implementation of SSN held South south forum in Brazil held Study tour to Colombia completed 70
Service Delivery in Jordan   s Health and Education Sectors  JO  Assess the quality of health and education services and b...
71 Dialogue with multiple international organizations on the development of information sharing mechanisms held Consultations with private sector vendors to explore the avenues for using technology satellite imagery etc for a remote assessment held Damage and needs assessment for six Syrian cities Aleppo Dar a Homs Hama Idlib and Latakia completed Damage assessment results made available on a geo referenced portal Cost effective and replicable model for the damage assessment developed and translated into a process guideline which has since been used in Iraq and is currently used in Yemen Presentations on the methodology and technology used held Staff trained on the methodology Percentage based assessment model conceived Needs assessment for critical sectors in regions returning to normalcy completed Recommendations for select sectors linking the recovery needs and the development objectives completed Annex SIRI Regional MENA Establish a comprehenSyrian Damsive damage and needs age and Needs assessment that allows Assessment tracking the impact of the conflict throughout the sub region and in Syria itself and the aggregation of existing and new information in a usable platform for open analysis
71     Dialogue with multiple international organizations on the development of information sharing mechanisms held      C...
TN MA Develop guidelines for performance based budgeting M E systems support for drafting access to information ATI law and on fiscal transfers equalization Draft budget law prepared Detailed assessment on ATI completed Budgeting and performance plans guidelines completed and TA on new budgeting approach provided Policy notes and guiding documents drafted on programmatic budget structure performance approach fiscal rules public consultation eParticipation petitions and on legislative initiatives by citizens Training to ministries provided and training of trainers on new ATI held High level consultations on ATI held Yemen Decentralization and Local Governance Initiative RY Inform National Dialogue participants on policy and regulation related to decentralization Increase awareness of key civil society organization CSO stakeholders National workshop media awareness events held Design of SPF funded project completed Analytical note on Institutional Fiscal Arrangements prepared Newsletters produced S S exchange India held Djibouti DJ Egypt EG Iraq IQ Jordan JO Lebanon LB Morocco MA Tunisia TN Yemen RY Regional MENA 72 Annex Supporting Economic Governance Transition in Morocco and Tunisia
TN, MA  Develop guidelines for performance-based budgeting, M E systems  support for drafting access to information  ATI  ...
73 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This Annual Report was prepared by Agnes Said Farhad Peikar and Olivier Lavinal of the Program Coordination Unit of the Middle East and North Africa Multi Donor Trust Fund MENA MDTF under the guidance of Thomas Djurhuus Lead Partnership Specialist Franck Bousquet Director of Regional Programs and Partnerships and Hafez Ghanem Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa MENA region at the World Bank The Program Coordination Unit would like to thank the donors Denmark Finland Norway and the United Kingdom for their financial support and technical guidance provided throughout the year and specifically during the annual Program Council Meetings The Coordination Unit would also like to thank the MDTF funded activity task team leaders TTLs for their input in particular for providing updates on work completed and data for the results framework Finally we thank the MENA MDTF Technical Review Committee for its time and efforts during activity selection and review
73  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This Annual Report was prepared by Agnes Said, Farhad Peikar and Olivier Lavinal, of the Program Coord...
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