Heads of World Bank Group and United Nations to Visit Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will visit Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia from March 24 to 28. In Lebanon, they will be joined by the President of the Islamic Development Bank Group Dr. Mohammed Ali Al-Madani. The joint visit aims to communicate the international community’s commitment to supporting the region as it copes with the consequences of conflict and instability, and to strengthen the growing partnerships between the organizations.  Read More

New Joint Initiative to Mobilize Additional Support for Refugees, Recovery, and Reconstruction in the Middle East and North Africa

The Secretary General of the United Nations and the Presidents of the World Bank Group and the Islamic Development Bank Group announced today a joint initiative to scale-up financing in the Middle East and North Africa to help countries hosting significant refugee populations, countries impacted by conflict, as well as countries that have significant investment needs to achieve economic recovery. Read More