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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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Regional Director for the Mashreq

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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.

Factsheet Apr 20, 2020

National Poverty Targeting Program

Launched in 2011, the Lebanon National Poverty Targeting Program is a social safety net program supporting the poorest and most vulnerable Lebanese families using the proxy means testing targeting methodology.

Jan 30, 2020

Lebanon: Program for International Student Assessment – PISA 2018

Results of the PISA 2018 survey (Program for International Student Assessment) were released in early December 2019.

Jan 28, 2020

Lebanon Economic Monitor, Fall 2019: So When Gravity Beckons, the Poor Don't ...

Lebanon needs a credible crisis management strategy with short-term measures to contain the crisis, as well as medium- to long-term measures to address structural issues.

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