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Office of the Chief Economist

The Office of the Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region undertakes analytical work to support countries' efforts to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable and inclusive growth.  

MENA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2013Economic Developments & Prospects Reports 
MENA MONITOR COVER


In 2013, regional growth is expected to slow to 3.8 percent from 6.1 percent in 2012. Regional growth in 2012 was stronger than expected, mostly due to better than expected performance in a number of oil exporters, and in particular an especially sharp rebound in oil production in Libya. The growth deceleration into 2013 largely reflects a return to
more sustainable
growth in oil exporting countries. Egypt’s growth is expected to weaken relative to 2012, but in other oil importing countries economic activity is expected to expand faster than in 2012.


Full Note

Highlights 

Blog

MENA Blog

FRONT COVER

Employment Miracles

Looking Ahead After A Year In Transition

Enabling Employment Miracles

Previous Economic Developments & Prospects 

MENA Monitor

MENA: Economic Pressures Mount

Eurozone Storm on the Horizon 

MENA: Facing a New Food Crisis?

Regional Economic Update
September 2012 

MENA DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS

DATA & STATISTICS

The MENA Development Indicators website is maintained by the MENA Chief Economist’s Office based on the data from World Development Indicators. The website provides key macroeconomic indicators of the MENA region presented in the form of interactive tables and charts. Click on the table and chart below to open interactive data websites.

MENA AT A GLANCE

AAG

  

 
 

 Little Data Book   Little Data Book
September 2012          April 2012

MENA WORLD BANK DATA 

Data Available in Arabic                              العربية    

data

الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا

ممارسة أنشطة الأعمال

الفقر 

 

 

Country at a Glance              Page in  ا لعربية  

Algeria
الجزائر

Iran

Lebanon

Qatar

UAE 


Bahrain


Iraq


Libya
ليبيا


Saudi Arabia 


WB&G




Djibouti




Jordan
الأردن




Morocco
المغرب



Syria
سوريا




Yemen
اليمن



Egypt
مصر



Kuwait



Oman



Tunisia
تونس

 

 

REGIONAL & FLAGSHIP REPORTS

Climate Change

Climate Change 
The year 2010 was globally the warmest since records began in the late 1800s, with 19 countries setting new national temperature highs. Five of these were Arab countries, including Kuwait, which set a new record at 52.6 °C in 2010, only to be followed by 53.5 °C in 2011.  Read more  

  
 Inclusiveness

Inclusiveness
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. Read more














Contact information: Isabelle Chaal Dabi (
ichaaldabi@worldbank.org)

Jobs and Change in the Arab World
Jobs Report
With the right environment, the region's young and increasingly educated population could become the source of future growth and prosperity.



Summary and Main Messages |Webcast: Jobs in MENA |Press Release Video & Blog

Infrastructure and Employment Creation in the Middle East and North Africa
Infrastructure and Employment
This study assesses the potential for job creation through infrastructure investment in the Middle East and North Africa. Read more 




Regional Integration in the Middle East and North Africa Region
Regional Integration in MENA
This report summarizes what is known about the constraints to and opportunities for deepening economic integration within the MENA region and beyond. Read more


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