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Office of the Chief Economist - Middle East & North Africa

April 14, 2022




A New State of Mind : Greater Transparency and Accountability in the Middle East and North Africa

This edition of the World Bank MENA Economic Update estimates that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s economies will grow by 5.4% in 2022, the fastest rate since 2016. Yet this growth is uneven, as many countries struggle to overcome the lasting effects of the pandemic, added pressures from skyrocketing oil and food prices brought on by the war in Ukraine, high global interest rates, and slowdowns in the United States, China, and the Euro area. Titled “A New State of Mind: Greater Transparency and Accountability in the Middle East and North Africa,” the report also looks at the upside of improving governance and how putting institutions on a learning path can better prepare for future challenges.

Last Updated: Oct 05, 2022



Events

The MENA Chief Economist Seminar Series is a regular event organized to shed light on and debate the latest research relevant to the Middle East and North Africa. The MENA Chief Economist Seminar Series are held in the World Bank offices in Washington, DC and are open to the public. If you’d like to attend, please send a request to hnegatu@worldbank.org.

 

MENA Chief Economist Seminar Series

Date

Title

Speaker

December 8, 2022

Environmental change and migration aspirations: evidence from Bangladesh

Presentation

Prof Vally Koubi

November 3, 2022

Consequences of Historical Adaptation for Undernutrition and Diabetes in Developing Countries

Presentation

Kaivan Munshi

September 29, 2022

Do the Long-term Unemployed Benefit from Automated Occupational Advice during Online Job Search?

Presentation

Phillip Kircher

September 15, 2022

Distrust in State Capacity and Low Support for Redistribution: Is Transparency the Solution?

Presentation

Joana Silva

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