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Economic Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Despite signs of recovery, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economies have been impacted by the global recession. The MENA Social and Economic Development Department (MNSED) has responded to the crisis impact by offering new advisory services and financial support to various countries in the region. More

Economic Update

Economic Policy: Recovering from the Crisis

The region is recovering from the financial crisis along with the global economy. Growth in 2010 is expected to be 4.4 percent region-wide, driven by domestic absorption as well as a positive contribution from external demand.

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ConsultationsFinance Flagship Report 
The World Bank flagship report team opens the consultations to larger audiences through this web page. Your comments on the flagship report findings are key and your opinions and inputs will contribute to shaping up the final recommendations.

Latest Publications

Gender-Based Differences among Workers

Women's participation in the economy whether in the labor market or private sector investment is relatively low, especially when compared to their female counterparts in other similar middle income countries.

From Privilege to Competition: Unlocking Private-Led Growth

Unleashing the entrepreneurship potential of the region will require moving from deeply rooted privileges to a level playing field for all investors.

The MNSED Department produced a total of 48 Analytical and Advisory products.


Private SectorVideo
Private Sector Report calls for a leveled playing field for business

Ritva S. Reinikka, Sector Director


40 million new jobs have to be created in MENA in the next decade. The private sector role is key in transforming MENA countries into diversified, vibrant economies that can create jobs.

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