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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April 12, 2016 — The new Economic Monitor predicts that regional GDP growth for MENA will average 3% for 2016. The report calls on development institutions to take immediate actions inside & outside Syria in order to make peace happen today.
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