This book leads us through the journey of innovation by analyzing the challenges
and opportunities that countries in theMediterranean region have faced to improve their governance systems. Accordingly, the book is divided into three parts. Part One provides an overview of successful practices from across theMediterranean region nominated for the UNPSA between 2003 and 2006. Part Two of the book examines innovations that have taken place in eleven countries, namely, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon,Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia through case studies. It also includes a contribution on the Dubai Awards Programme and its significance on the degree of innovation that has occurred in the city since its inception. Part Three distills lessons learned and key policy recommendations.