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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In 2014, an average of 3% of people in South Asia used a mobile phone to send or receive money. While there are still gaps between how often men and women use these services, Pakistan leads the region with 9% of men and 2% of women moving money on their mobiles.
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