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World Bank MENA Vice President, Ferid Belhaj, reflects on the decade since the uprisings and how to avoid another lost decade.

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COVID-19 drives Syrian refugees and host communities into deeper poverty in Mashreq Countries.

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Saroj Kumar Jha

Regional Director for the Mashreq

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Apr 02, 2021

MENA Economic Update — Living with Debt: How Institutions Can Chart a Path to ...

The substantial borrowing that MENA governments incurred to finance health and social protection measures increased government debt. Countries must continue spending on health and income transfers, which will add to ...

Oct 06, 2020

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2020

The World Bank’s biennial Poverty and Shared Prosperity report finds that the rate of extreme poverty in the MENA region rose from 3.8% in 2015 to 7.2% in 2018 — the latest year for which data is available.

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.

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