October 2019

Lack of obvious sources for an economic boost suggests medium-term economic prospects remain sluggish at best.

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STATEMENT

The World Bank Group's current US$1.7 billion portfolio in Lebanon does not include any project related to the electricity sector.

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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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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.

Apr 01, 2019

Lebanon's Economic Update - April 2019

Real GDP in 2018 is estimated to have grown by only 0.2 percent, reflecting a deceleration in economic activity linked to policy-based tightening of liquidity.

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.

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