In June 2014, armed conflict between the government and militias spread across much of the country. The government to date is still grappling with serious security issues. The conflict has caused major loss of life, internal displacement, and the destruction of infrastructure and service delivery across main sectors, further exacerbating the preexisting difficult economic conditions.
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October 25, 2016 — The pace of business reforms in the Middle East and North Africa accelerated considerably in the past year, despite conflict and turmoil in the region, finds the World Bank Group’s annual ease of doing business report.
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October 7, 2016 — Economic and social prospects in 2016 and beyond will depend critically on rapid improvements on the political and security fronts. Real GDP is projected to contract further in 2016 by some 4%.
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The objective of the project is to improve access to and utilization of a package of maternal, neonatal, and child health services in selected governorates with a high concentration of districts with poor health indicators.
Despite a slight uptick in the global economy, the World Bank's MENA Economic Monitor expects GDP growth in the region to remain flat at between 3.1% and 3.3% for 2015 and 2016. For the first time in four