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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The Egypt Economic Monitor provides an update on key economic developments and policies over the past six months. It also presents findings from recent World Bank work on Egypt. It places them in a lo... Show More +nger-term and global context, and assesses the implications of these developments and other changes in policy on the outlook for Egypt, especially in the context of the recent political changes in the country.Its coverage ranges from the macro-economy, to the monetary situation and to indicators of human welfare and development. It is intended for a wide audience, including policy makers, business leaders, financial market participants, and the community of analysts and professionals engaged in Egypt. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this Monitor are those of the World Bank staff and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Executive Board oftThe World Bank or the governments they represent.Egypt Economic Monitor, Spring 2015: Paving the Way to a Sustained Recovery (PDF) Show Less -