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Monday, December 2, 2013 — No Region Specified

Citi Microfinance sponsors women's World Banking Conference in Jordan

Source: Press Release

Under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, The Women's World Banking (WWB) MENA Conference, titled 'Building Women-Focused Finance: The Global-Local Experience', was held lately in Amman.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 — No Region Specified

Leveraging Financial Inclusion to Promote Economic Development in Egypt

Source: Global Arab Network

Egyptian policymakers are facing a significant challenge: how to address acute economic challenges while managing ongoing political and social transitions.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 — North Africa and Near East

The Latest Way to Solve Poverty in the Middle East

Source: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

In the last two years, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has increasingly focused on supporting social entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa region as a way of tackling the region’s socio-economic challenges that cause poverty.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 — North Africa and Near East

Egypt: Impact Investing Is Key to Inclusive Development in Egypt

Source: All Africa

Demographic pressures and years of under investment in meeting social needs suggest that Egypt will not be able to provide jobs, housing and basic services without adopting a wide strategy for inclusive development. Impact investing should be encouraged as one of the strategy's pillars.
Friday, October 26, 2012 — North Africa and Near East

Mideast, North Africa trail behind globe for working women

Source: ANSAmed

(ANSAmed) - Rome, October 26 - Just 22% of those who work in the Middle East and North Africa are women. The average is 27% in Egypt, Jordan, Lybia, Morocco and Tunisia.
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