Damage by sector from the war in Syria. © World Bank
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
Five years of war in Syria and spillovers to neighboring countries have cost an estimated $35 billion in output, equivalent to Syria’s GDP in 2007. A new report examines how civil wars are affecting the economies of the region and explores how economic fortunes will turn around if there is peace.Read More »

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By 2030, the world is projected to have 41 mega-cities with more than 10 million inhabitants each. Tokyo is expected to remain the world’s largest city in 2030, followed closely by Delhi. The fastest-growing cities will be in Asia and Africa.
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