Sameh Seddik is a young entrepreneur in Upper Egypt who chose to proactively start his own business instead of waiting for a job.

2018 MENA Economic Monitor

As reform momentum is sustained, economic activity is expected to improve and imbalances are projected to narrow further.

The 15th May bridge, the Nile river & the Corniche Street in central Cairo. Photo: FCerez/Shutterstock


Ibrahim Chowdhury

Senior Economist, Egypt

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Apr 16, 2018

MENA Economic Monitor, April 2018: Economic Transformation

Economic growth in MENA is projected to rebound in 2018, thanks to the stabilization policies and reforms.

Dec 01, 2017

Working for Egypt- Portfolio Snapshots 2017

Egypt is one of the founding countries of the World Bank and its third largest shareholder in the region. The Bank began its support in 1959 with the Suez Canal Development Project. Since then, the World Bank has ...

Jul 10, 2017

The Economic and Social Consequences of the Conflict in Syria

The report provides detailed picture of the conflict’s impact on Syria’s population, economy, infrastructure and consequences.

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