October 2019

Iran’s economy is expected to contract further by 8.7% in 2019/20 due to external shocks to oil and gas sector output.

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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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Economics

The Iran Economic Monitor provides an update on key economic developments and policies.

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Saroj Kumar Jha

Regional Director for the Mashreq

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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.

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.

Oct 03, 2018

MENA Economic Monitor, October 2018: A New Economy for the Middle East and ...

MENA countries will have to develop a digital economy. This will require the adoption of new technologies and the provision of “digital public goods”.

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Mona Ziade
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mziade@worldbank.org