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World Bank and the Arab World: A year in reviewWorld Bank and the Arab World: A year in review 
The World Bank’s support to the region reached $2.1 billion for 16 projects in FY 2013 aiming at ending poverty, increasing economic growth and job creation. More 

Play videoNow is the time for Social Welfare Reform 
The current period of transition offers an opportunity for reform of the welfare system, and renewed social safety nets could serve as a vital tool for achieving the Arab Spring's goals of inclusion and resilience. More 

MENA Health StrategyBetter Health Systems for Healthier Nations 
A new World Bank strategy calls for creating more fair and accountable health systems in the region to deliver the highest quality of care in a sustainable manner. More 

MTDFThe Middle East and North Africa Multi-Donor Trust Fund 
The MDTF provides donor funding to support countries in the region that are currently undergoing historic transition and reform. More 

MDGsMillennium Development Goals 
The region made notable strides in improving the health, education, and standard of living of its people but countries face a number of challenges.

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