While the formation of a new government in February 2014 represented a positive political development, security situation remained volatile with the spillover effect of the Syrian conflict.
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October 22, 2014 — A new World Bank report provides evidence that shows how policies that stifle competition have prevented regional economies from creating the jobs necessary to absorb a growing workforce.Read More »
September 30, 2014 — A US$474 million World Bank Group project will address the chronic and severe water shortages faced by over half of Lebanon’s population residing in the Greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon area. Over 1.6 million people will directly benefit from this project, 30% of whom live under the poverty line.Read More »
September 2, 2014 — Water loss has become an even greater challenge for public utilities throughout the region due to climate change, which threatens natural water supplies and increases the cost of new water resources.Read More »
Project aims to improve quality and access to water in an area where over half of the Lebanese population lives, works, and endures the dramatic winter floods, polluted sea waters, and either poor quality or highly expensive water.Read More »
This issue assesses the macroeconomic performance of seven of the MENA countries including Lebanon. All of these countries experienced rapid economic growth during 2000-10, and suffered a sharp economic slowdown in the aftermath of 2011. The brief focuses on the challenges facing these countries and at the consequences of the growth slowdown.Read More »