With a population of 355 million and the vast majority of people living in middle-income countries, the MENA region came into the Arab Spring with multiple strengths, including a young and educated population, strong resource base, and economic resilience that helped it weather the 2008/9 global financial crisis.
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November 19, 2014 — Join us live on November 19 with professor Juan Cole for a panel discussion chaired by World Bank Vice President for MENA Inger Anderson, on his new book “The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East”.
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November 13, 2014 — World Bank Group & Kurdistan Regional Government-Iraq (KRG) sign four technical assistance agreements to allow of the people in KRG to enjoy the benefits of freedom, health, welfare, and economic security and opportunity.Read More »
November 12, 2014 — Report finds that Palestinian students attending United Nations Relief and Works Agency schools for refugees in the West Bank, Gaza and Jordan are achieving higher-than-average results in international assessments.Read More »
A US$500 million loan will help expand natural gas access to 1.5 million Egyptian households in eleven governorates, including three governorates located in Upper Egypt, where poverty levels are the highest. Read More »
55% of the region’s economies made reforms in at least one area over the last year, including Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, the Palestinian territories, with the UAE ranked among the top 10 global improversRead More »