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Empowering women is instrumental to achieve more inclusive institutions, sound policies, and effective development outcomes.

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A child born in Iraq today will be 40% as productive when she grows up if she enjoyed complete education and full health.

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Saroj Kumar Jha

Regional Director for the Mashreq

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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

Iraq's Economic Outlook - October 2018

Iraq’s economic condition is gradually improving following the deep economic strains of the last three years.

Sep 18, 2018

Working for the People of Iraq- September 2018

The World Bank program in Iraq aims to support the government’s efforts to create inclusive economic growth and more and better opportunities for all.

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