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ABSOLUTE POVERTY ACCESS TO INFORMATION AIR CASH TRANSFERS CITIZENS CLIMATE CHANGE CONGESTION CURRENCY CURRENCY DEPRECIATION DEVELOPING ECONOMIES DEVELOPMENT GOALS DISADVANTAGED GROUPS DIVERSIFICATION ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES EFFECTIVE POLICIES EXPORTERS EXTERNAL DEFICITS FEMALE PARTICIPATION FINANCIAL CRISIS FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FOREIGN EXCHANGE FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES GENDER EQUALITY GOOD GOVERNANCE HOLDING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INCOME INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN INVESTMENT FLOWS INVESTMENT LOAN ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS JOB CREATION KNOWLEDGE BASE LABOR FORCE LOAN LOAN PORTFOLIO LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES MINORITY NATIONAL DIALOGUE NATURAL RESOURCE NATURAL RESOURCES OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN POLITICAL CHANGE POLITICAL CLIMATE POLITICAL TURMOIL POLITICAL UPHEAVAL PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC FUNDS PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PUBLIC SPENDING RAPID GROWTH REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT BANKS REGIONAL INTEGRATION REGIONAL STRATEGY RENEWABLE ENERGY RESERVE RETURN RURAL WOMEN SAFETY SAFETY NETS SERVICE DELIVERY SMALL ENTERPRISES SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIAL SAFETY NETS SPILLOVER STREET PARKING STREET PARKING MANAGEMENT STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS SUSTAINABLE GROWTH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TRAFFIC TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM TRANSITION COUNTRIES TRANSPARENCY TRUST FUND UNDERDEVELOPED REGIONS UNEMPLOYMENT UNIONS URBAN TRANSPORT YOUNG PEOPLE
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Middle East and North Africa | Middle East | North Africa
2016-11-29T17:49:45Z | 2016-11-29T17:49:45Z | 2013-05

The process of political change and transition across much of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) continued into 2013, with a great degree of heterogeneity across countries. Violence in Syria has escalated, with spillover effects to Lebanon and Jordan. Security in Yemen is fragile but a national dialogue has started which includes the drafting of a new constitution in advance of national elections. In MENA's transitioning countries drafting of new constitutions remains a critical pending issue. Citizens voices continue to be heard across the region calling for greater public participation and open government. The region's main challenge is to create sustainable growth that delivers the quantity and quality of jobs needed. An inclusive and competitive private sector has proven to be one of the most effective and long-term solutions for unemployment, and will be critical in tackling the scale of the problem in MENA.

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