May 15, 2022
This report explores the challenges that the private sector faces in the region and offers policy recommendations for how MENA governments can overcome continuing labor market stagnation that continues to undermine ...
Apr 13, 2022
This edition estimates that the MENA region’s economies will grow by 5.2% in 2022, the fastest rate since 2016. However, uncertainty reigns with the unpredictable course of the war in Ukraine and the scientific ...
Mar 09, 2022
This 2022 update to the World Bank’s Human Capital Plan provides insights into the period that follows the Human Capital Index 2020, which was based on data collected prior to the pandemic. It takes stock of early ...
Feb 07, 2022
The report, Blue Skies, Blue Seas: Air Pollution, Marine Plastics and Coastal Erosion in the Middle East and North Africa, focuses on the impact of this degradation, estimating that the economic cost of MENA’s ...
Jun 29, 2021
More than half of children in countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) experience “learning poverty”―they cannot read and understand an age-appropriate text by age 10.
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 ...