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Regional Integration

As the sub-region faces various threats—including COVID-19—finance ministers vow to advance regional policies and investments.

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October 2020

Per capita GDP growth in Djibouti is expected to fall by 2.5 compared to an average annual growth of 5.4% during 2015-2019.

A child stands near a traditional house in Tadjoura, Djibouti.
Households Survey

A new, high-frequency survey was initiated in Djibouti in July 2020 and is expected to cover four rounds until February 2021.

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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.

Jul 15, 2020

Building for Peace: Reconstruction for Security, Sustainable Peace, and ...

The World Bank and the German Development Cooperation have joined efforts to take a fresh look at reconstruction, development, and the transition to sustainable peace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and ...

Jun 17, 2020

The Fallout of War: The Regional Consequences of the Conflict in Syria

The Mashreq region has seen more than its share of deaths, economic losses, and instability for the last decade.

From Isolation to Integration: An Overview of the Borderlands of the Horn of ...

A recent World Bank report notes that acknowledging the unique context and history of borderland regions can allow for better crafted targeted poverty reduction policies.

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