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 2013||Economic Developments & Prospects Reports |
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.
Previous Economic Developments & Prospects
MENA: Economic Pressures Mount
Eurozone Storm on the Horizon
MENA: Facing a New Food Crisis?
Regional Economic Update
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
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MENA WORLD BANK DATA
Data Available in Arabic العربية
الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا
ممارسة أنشطة الأعمال
REGIONAL & FLAGSHIP REPORTS
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
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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
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Jobs and Change in the Arab World
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
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
This report summarizes what is known about the constraints to and opportunities for deepening economic integration within the MENA region and beyond. Read more