During an ongoing security crisis, Iraqi lawmakers approved a new power-sharing government on September 8, 2014, led by the new Prime Minister Al-Abadi signaling a positive step in tackling the many problems facing the country, but with many challenges ahead.
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This Public Expenditure Review provides an integrated perspective on Iraq’s need to provide better public service delivery, while maintaining macroeconomic stability and fiscal discipline. However, the achievement of these objectives unfolds within a challenging context.
Climate change is already affecting the Arab World in dire ways. It will cause e extreme heat to spread across more of the land for longer periods of time, making some regions unlivable and reducing growing areas for agriculture.
A new report provides the first comprehensive analysis of the state of early childhood development in the Middle East and North Africa. The report shows that deficits before, during, and after birth tend to be irreversible and perpetuate cycles of poverty and inequality.