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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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.
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.
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.