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October 2019

GDP growth reached 1.5% in 2018, compared to 1.4% in the previous year, and was sustained at 1.5% in Q1-2019.

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PRESS RELEASE

During the most recent financial year, the World Bank responded with US$5.47 billion in new commitments to help the MENA region.

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World Bank Partnership with Algeria

World Bank MENA VP visits Algeria to reaffirm support for development priorities.

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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.

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.

Feb 06, 2019

The Mobility of Displaced Syrians: An Economic and Social Analysis

This report identifies key factors weighing on Syrian refugees contemplating a return home and analyzes how changing conditions in Syria might affect their decisions.

Nov 13, 2018

Expectations and Aspirations: A New Framework for Education in the Middle ...

The report outlines a new framework with a three-pronged approach. Unleashing education’s potential will require a ‘push’ for learning, a ‘pull’ for skills and a new ‘pact for education.

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Isabelle Poupaert
+1-202-458-7038
ipoupaert@worldbank.org