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Pedestrians cross the street in a busy traffic intersection in Algeria.
April 2021

The Algerian economy contracted in 2020 due to measures to contain the pandemic and a significant fall in hydrocarbon production.



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Jan 07, 2021

Algeria Economic Monitor — Fall 2020: Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic, ...

The report "Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, engaging structural reforms" presents an overview of Algeria’s recent macroeconomic developments and of its short-term economic outlook.

Oct 09, 2019

MENA Economic Update: Reaching New Heights: Promoting Fair Competition in the ...

GDP growth is projected to be 0.6% in the region in 2019, a fraction of what is needed to create enough jobs for the fast-growing working-age population in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Oct 07, 2020

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2020

The World Bank’s biennial Poverty and Shared Prosperity report finds that the rate of extreme poverty in the MENA region rose from 3.8% in 2015 to 7.2% in 2018 — the latest year for which data is available.

Apr 01, 2019

MENA Economic Update: Reforms and External Imbalances: The Labor-Productivity ...

World Bank economists expect economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to continue at a modest pace of about 1.5 to 3.5 percent during 2019-2021, with some laggards and a few emerging growth stars.

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