Key report
Transition Fund Annual Report 2014

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Transition Fund is a broad-based partnership between six Transition Countries, thirteen Donors and eleven Implementation Support Agencies. The objective of the Transition Fund is to improve the lives of citizens in MENA transition countries.

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Interview with Najat Yamouri from the World Bank: The civic sector in Yemen is undergoing a transition with significant transformations. The vibrancy and dynamism of these CSOs reflects a long tradition of community solidarity in Yemen, where CSOs have the capacity to mobilize youth and volunteers within local communities.

THE TRANSISTION FUND PILLARS

INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Innovation and technology policy, enhancing the business environment (including for small and medium-sized enterprises as well as for local and foreign investment promotion), competition policy, private sector development strategies, access to finance, addressing urban congestion and energy intensity.

INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION

Support of policies for integrating lagging regions, skills and labor market policies, increasing youth employability, enhancing female labor force participation, integrating people with disabilities, vocational training, pension reform, improving job conditions and regulations, financial inclusion, promoting equitable fiscal policies and social safety net reform.

ENHANCING ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE

Transparency, anti-corruption and accountability policies, asset recovery, public financial management and oversight, public sector audit and evaluation, integrity, procurement reform, regulatory quality and administrative simplification, investor and consumer protection, access to economic data and information,.

COMPETITIVENESS AND INTEGRATION

Logistics, behind-the-border regulatory convergence, trade strategy and negotiations, planning and facilitation of cross-border infrastructure, and promoting and facilitating infrastructure projects, particularly in the areas of urban infrastructure, transport, trade facilitation and private sector development.