Middle East and North Africa
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. Read Overview »

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The World Bank is taking a new direction to address the many challenges caused by the ongoing instability across the region.

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Read and download the latest World Bank reports on the Middle East & North Africa for free. Featured studies include development topics such as education, health, jobs, and more.




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Hafez Ghanem

Vice President

Shanta Devarajan

Chief Economist
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