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HIV among MSM in the Middle East and North Africa
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C. Stowers / Panos Pictures
Men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionately higher burden of HIV infection than the general population. The objective of this review is to demonstrate the evidence on the epidemiology of HIV among MSM in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The paper notes that MSM in the MENA are a largely hidden population because of a prevailing stigma towards this type of sexual behaviour, thereby limiting the ability to assess infection transmission patterns among them.

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Sustainable development and environmental challenges in the MENA region: accounting for the environment in the 21st century
S.L. Sakmar; M. Wackernagel; A. Galli / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
Although many of MENA’s economic challenges have been widely analysed, environmental challenges are rarely taken into consideration in the process of formulating economic policies in the region. This paper addresses the major ga...
Evaluating effectiveness of public support to business R&D in Turkey through concepts of input and output additionality
V.S. Tandoğan; M.T. Pamukçu / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
This paper examines the impact of direct public support granted to business R&D, not only on the R&D expenditures of enterprises but also on the output of R&D expenditures of these enterprises. The paper uses enterprise-le...
Trade liberalization and the skill composition of migrant flows: the case of morocco
F. Karam / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
Several recent studies have investigated the relation between trade liberalisation and emigration in Morocco, without looking at the impact of trade liberalisation on skilled and unskilled migration. This paper investigates the effect...
Taking Africa’s irregular migrants into account: trends, challenges and policy options
C. Karagueuzian; A. Verdier-Chouchane / African Development Bank, 2014
A migrant is considered as irregular when he does not meet the immigration laws’ requirements while entering, residing or working in a given transit or receiving country. African migrants (both regular and irregular) esse...
Oil prices and stock markets: what drives what in the Gulf Corporation Council countries?
M.E.H. Arouri; C. Rault / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
In theory, the value of stock is equal to the discounted sum of expected future cash-flows, yet corporate cash-flows are affected by macroeconomic events that can be influenced by oil price variations. The present article examines the...
Women's participation in elections across Africa 2012
Make Every Woman Count false 2013
The Make Every Woman Count (MEWC) Political Participation and Election Monitoring Team was formed in order to provide deeper analysis of women’s participation in politics and elections in Africa. In 2012, they published this rep...
Third Regional Conference on African Women in Political Leadership
A Ndomo; N Likimani (ed) 2011
Since 2009, FEMNET has convened an annual Regional Conference for African Women in Political Leadership to enhance networking and the quality of women’s leadership. This report documents the proceedings of the third such confere...
Scaling-up ITN access and use in sub-Saharan Africa : Estimated LLIN requirements and coverage outcomes based on the global delivery strategy mix
J. Webster; L. Smith; J. Lines / DFID Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2008
This report presents the relative cost-effectiveness of scaling-up delivery of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN). It concludes that there is currently unrealistic optimism on the levels of access to LLINs and their use that can be...
Helpdesk Report: best practices for vocational skills training in Africa
L. Bolton / Department for International Development, UK, 2011
The literature on vocational training discusses practices in both the formal and informal sectors and from both government and non-government providers. One best practice common to all of these emerges. It is fundamental that the obje...
Regulating industry emissions: assessing the Moroccan cement experiences
D. Maradan; K. Zein / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
In the MENA region, the cement industry grew rapidly during the last decades; however, while producing the main building material in the world, the cement industry is also one of the most significant industrial polluters. This paper a...
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