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Pioneering virtual-reality tourism in Egypt’s protected areas

A new age of digital innovation is transforming the tourism industry. With global tourism massively disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual reality (VR) tourism offers people around the world a…  


Future of knowledge 2021

According to the Future of Knowledge Foresight Reports of 2018 and 2019, economies are not prepared for future disruptions and their knowledge ecosystems are not sufficiently well-established to…  


The World Bank’s IDA Scales up its Support for Yemeni People

6 April 2022 – Sana’a, Yemen: US$108 million of additional finance from the World Bank’s International Development Association to step up social protection and support for Yemeni households whose food…  


Productive Youth, Successful Projects

Yemen is experiencing a stifling economic crisis caused by the ongoing war. This crisis has forced many people out of their jobs, rendering them unable to support their families and children. And the…  


Strengthening partnerships Key to accelerating Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery efforts and addressing emerging challenges

At the conclusion of a virtual Ministerial Meeting held on 26 and 27 March within the framework of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), senior government officials from…  


8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development to be held on 27 and 28 August

The Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan, Mr. Hirokazu Matsuno has announced today the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) will be held on 27 and 28 August  


Micro, small and medium- sized enterprises in the Arab region: structural vulnerabilities at a time of multiple shocks

The COVID-19 crisis has hit the region at a time when many economies have already been limping their way through a wide range of long-standing downturns, structural problems and fragilities.  


The socio-economic impact of COVID-19 and low oil prices on migrants and remittances in the Arab region

The Arab region recorded its first COVID-19 cases in the Gulf States in late January 2020. The pandemic has subsequently spread to the rest of the region, accelerating to over 100,000 cases per week…  


Review of the UNDP COVID-19 response in the Arab States

The Arab region recorded its first COVID-19 case on the 29 January 2020 (in the in the United Arab Emirates [UAE]). One year on, by 29 January 2021, over 3.7 million cases and 64,169 fatalities had…  


Lives versus livelihoods: the COVID-19 pandemic and labour markets in Arab States

Since it began in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the world economy. The impact on Arab countries and their citizens can be framed by the trade-off between lives and livelihoods: the…  

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