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Lebanon Economic Monitor : So When Gravity Beckons, the Poor Don't Fall (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Arabic)

Lebanon is in Crisis. While it is too early to gauge the economic impact of recent events, it is important to note that even prior to the eruption of the demonstrations, the World Bank projected a small recession in 2019; we now estimate that the recession will be deeper. ... See More +

Working Paper 145454 SEP 01, 2019

Harake,Wissam; Abou Hamde,Naji Mohamad Disclosed

Lebanon Economic Monitor : So When Gravity Beckons, the Poor Don't Fall (English)

Lebanon is in Crisis. While it is too early to gauge the economic impact of recent events, it is important to note that even prior to the eruption of the demonstrations, the World Bank projected a small recession in 2019; we now estimate that the recession will be deeper. ... See More +

Working Paper 145454 SEP 01, 2019

Harake,Wissam; Abou Hamde,Naji Mohamad Disclosed

Strategic Assessment : The 2019 Project Pipeline for Jordan and Investment Opportunities (English)

Jordan's growth model is highly dependent on investment, with contractions in the magnitude,quantity and efficacy of investments being key drivers in the sharp deceleration of growth since 2010. ... See More +

Working Paper 135708 FEB 28, 2019

Harake,Wissam Disclosed

Lebanon Economic Monitor - De-Risking Lebanon (English)

Lebanon's macro-financial conditions are currently under heavy scrutiny as the country faces increasing challenges. The risk profile for Lebanon is rising sharply in light of the convergence of a number of negative local and global factors, including global monetary conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper 131463 OCT 01, 2018

Harake,Wissam; Hamadeh,Nada; Kostopoulos,Christos; Carey,Kevin; Mobarek,Sameh I.; Ziade,Mona Arabic Disclosed

Lebanon Economic Monitor - De-Risking Lebanon (Arabic)

Lebanon's macro-financial conditions are currently under heavy scrutiny as the country faces increasing challenges. The risk profile for Lebanon is rising sharply in light of the convergence of a number of negative local and global factors, including global monetary conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper 131463 OCT 01, 2018

Harake,Wissam; Abou Hamde,Naji Mohamad; Kostopoulos,Christos; Carey,Kevin; Mobarek,Sameh I.; Ziade,Mona English Disclosed

Strategic Assessment : A Capital Investment Plan for Lebanon - Investment Opportunities and Reforms (English)

The quality of Lebanon’s infrastructure is amongst the poorest regionally and globally. In fact, out of 137 countries, Lebanon ranks 130 in quality of overall infrastructure. ... See More +

Report 133345 APR 06, 2018

Harake,Wissam; Kostopoulos,Christos Disclosed

United Nations – World Bank Prevention Study - Chapter 7 Input: Macroeconomic Environment and Policies (English)

We construct a dataset of violent conflict "remission" episodes (i.e. countries that were once in violent conflict and have a prolonged non-violent period) and examine the macroeconomic patterns for these countries in the period prior to and following the most recent case of violent conflict. ... See More +

Working Paper 120957 MAY 01, 2017

Carey,Kevin; Harake,Wissam Disclosed

Lebanon Economic Monitor - The big swap : dollars for trust (English)

The Lebanon Economic Monitor provides an update on key economic developments and policies overthe past six months. It also presents findings from recent World Bank work on Lebanon. ... See More +

Working Paper 109738 NOV 01, 2016

Harake,Wissam; Matta,Samer Naji; Hasna,Zeina Disclosed

A geo-economy of risks and reward (French,Arabic,English)

The geo-economy presents Lebanon with challenges associated with being a nexus for regional fault lines and risks from its dependence on capital inflows. ... See More +

Working Paper 105995 JUL 01, 2016

Harake,Wissam; Matta,Samer Naji; Hasna,Zeina Disclosed

The impact of the Syrian conflict on Lebanese trade (English)

The devastating civil war in Syria is arguably one of the major civil conflicts in recent times. The conflict started with protests in March 2011 and soon after escalated to a violent internal war with no end in sight to this date. ... See More +

Working Paper 96087 APR 01, 2015

Calì, Massimiliano; Harake,Wissam; Hassan,Fadi; Struck,Clemens Christian Disclosed

Lebanon Economic Monitor - Downside risks materialize (English)

A new domestic political stalemate has developed while spillovers from the Syrian conflict further exacerbated. A mid-year lull in the security situation gave a temporary boost to consumer and investor sentiment. ... See More +

Working Paper 95954 NOV 01, 2014

Harake,Wissam; Matta,Samer Naji; Sayed,Haneen Ismail; Krayem,Dima Disclosed