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Women’s labor force participation in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon remains among the lowest in the world.

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A re-allocation of U$33.6 million will support Iraq's Ministry of Public Health’s efforts to respond to the crisis.

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GDP growth is projected to contract by 9.7%, making it the worst performance since 2003, according to a new World Bank report.

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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.

Apr 09, 2020

MENA Economic Update: How Transparency Can Help the Middle East and North ...

The need for greater transparency comes as the MENA region faces unprecedented dual shocks from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and the collapse in oil prices.

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.

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