AWC analysis of the World Bank’s COVID-19 response in MENA
On February 25, Arab Watch Coalition held an online Webinar to introduce 7 case studies conducted by its organization members from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen. From a geolocalized perspective, those studies analyze specific projects funded by the World Bank under its COVID-19 response funding, the Fast-Track Facility. The Webinar was simultaneously in Arabic and English and brought together AWC members who carried out these studies with the World Bank representative, the Citizen Engagement Focal Point for North Africa and the Middle East. AWC Co-Director, Amy Ekdawi, moderated the discussion with the speakers and the attendees.
Yemen Observatory for Human Rights assessed the Implementation of IDA’s Covid-19 Response Grant for Yemen. Shamsseya for Innovative Community Health Solutions reviewed two of the World Bank COVID-19 Health support programs in Egypt. The Lebanese Union for People with Disabilities analyzed inclusion in the World Bank’s emergency response to COVID-19 in Lebanon. Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies assessed the World Bank in Support to Jordan’s Accelerated Education Sector Reforms and Response to COVID-19 Crisis. Talassemtane Association for Environment and Development evaluated Medical and Pharmaceutical Waste Management in the World Bank Emergency Response to COVID19 in Morocco. Association Tunisienne de Droit de Développement assessed the World Bank-funded Covid-19 Response Project in Tunisia. Women and Child Affairs Organization followed-up on the World Bank’s Covid-19 Emergency Response in Iraq.
If you didn’t succeed in attending the Webinar, you could still replay it below.