Growth is projected at 5.1% in 2020 and down to 2.7% in 2021.
During the most recent financial year, the World Bank responded with US$5.47 billion in new commitments to help the MENA region.
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.
This report identifies key factors weighing on Syrian refugees contemplating a return home and analyzes how changing conditions in Syria might affect their decisions.
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.
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.