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Building the Foundations for Economic Sustainability : Human Capital and Growth in the GCC (English)

The economies of the GCC recovered in 2018 despite signs of weakness in the global economic outlook, reinforcing the perception that GCC economies' fortunes are still inextricably tied to oil. ... See More +

Working Paper 136435 MAY 01, 2019

Varma,Sona; Hussain,Sahar Sajjad; Ollero,Antonio M.; Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Maseeh,Ashwaq Natiq; Alhmoud,Khaled Bassam Rasheed; El-Saharty,Sameh; Kheyfets,Igor; Ajwad,Mohamed Ihsan; Herbst,Christopher H. Disclosed

Bringing Back Business in Iraq : Analytical Note (English)

The project Bringing Business Back in Iraq seeks to contribute to recovery and reconstruction by spurring the participation of the private sector. ... See More +

Report 138994 JAN 01, 2019

Hussain,Sahar Sajjad; Pintado Vasquez,Mellany Geraldine Disclosed

Do politically connected firms innovate, contributing to long-term economic growth ? (English)

This paper presents new evidence that cronyism reduces long-term economic growth by discouraging firms' innovation activities. The analysis is based on novel establishment survey data from The Arab Republic of Egypt which provides information on establishments' political connections, their innovation activities, and their access to policy privileges. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8502 JUN 29, 2018

Francis,David C.; Hussain,Sahar Sajjad; Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias Disclosed

Deepening reforms in focus : pension systems in the Gulf (English)

This second edition of the twice-yearly Gulf Economic Monitor describes recent economic developments, near-term prospects, and broader reform priorities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (The Pulse of the Region). ... See More +

Working Paper 124396 FEB 01, 2018

Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Onder,Harun; Hussain,Sahar Sajjad; Ollero,Antonio M. Disclosed

Sustaining fiscal reforms in the long-term (Vol. 2) (Arabic)

This first edition takes a close look at recent economic developments and short-term prospects for Gulf countries. It also includes forecasts for the individual Gulf nations and an analytical section that explores structural reform priorities in the region. ... See More +

Working Paper 116205 JUN 01, 2017

Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Onder,Harun; Hussain,Sahar Sajjad; Audiger, Cindy; Nallari,Yugandhar Raj Disclosed

Sustaining fiscal reforms in the long-term (English)

This first edition takes a close look at recent economic developments and short-term prospects for Gulf countries. It also includes forecasts for the individual Gulf nations and an analytical section that explores structural reform priorities in the region. ... See More +

Working Paper 116205 JUN 01, 2017

Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Onder,Harun; Hussain,Sahar Sajjad; Audiger, Cindy; Nallari,Yugandhar Raj Disclosed

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face a critical choice as they strive to generate greater private sector growth and more jobs: promote competition, provide equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs, and dismantle the current system of privileges for connected firms or risk perpetuating the current equilibrium of low job creation. ... See More +

Publication 92767 JAN 01, 2015

Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Sy,Abdoulaye; Hussain,Sahar Sajjad; Sahnoun,Hania; Keefer,Philip E. English, French Disclosed

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa : Emplois ou privilèges : libérer le potentiel de création d’emplois au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (French)

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face a critical choice as they strive to generate greater private sector growth and more jobs: promote competition, provide equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs, and dismantle the current system of privileges for connected firms or risk perpetuating the current equilibrium of low job creation. ... See More +

Publication 92767 JAN 01, 2015

Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Sy,Abdoulaye; Hussain,Sahar Sajjad; Sahnoun,Hania; Keefer,Philip E. English, Arabic Disclosed

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report for the Middle East and North Africa shows that policies that lower competition and create an uneven playing field are common and constrain private sector job creation. ... See More +

Publication 92870 NOV 16, 2014

Schiffbauer, Marc; Sy, Abdoulaye; Hussain, Sahar; Sahnoun, Hania; Keefer, Philip Disclosed

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report argues that Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face a critical choice in their quest for higher private sector growth and more jobs: promote competition, equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs and dismantle existing privileges to specific firms or risk perpetuating the current equilibrium of low job creation. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 88879 JUN 01, 2014

Schiffbauer, Marc; Sy, Abdoulaye; Hussain, Sahar; Sahnoun, Hania; Keefer, Philip; Diwan, Ishac; Kadi, Dalia Al; Doemeland, Doerte; Rijkers, Bob Disclosed

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries face a critical choice as they strive to generate greater private sector growth and more jobs: promote competition, provide equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs, and dismantle the current system of privileges for connected firms or risk perpetuating the current equilibrium of low job creation. ... See More +

Publication 92767 JAN 01, 2014

Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Sy,Abdoulaye; Hussain,Sahar Sajjad; Sahnoun,Hania; Keefer,Philip E. Arabic, French Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Building the Foundations for Economic Sustainability : Human Capital and Growth in the GCC (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 136435 Working Paper
Bringing Back Business in Iraq : Analytical Note (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 138994 Report
Do politically connected firms innovate, contributing to long-term economic growth ? (English)
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JUN 29, 2018 WPS8502 Policy Research Working Paper
Deepening reforms in focus : pension systems in the Gulf (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 124396 Working Paper
Sustaining fiscal reforms in the long-term (Vol. 2) (Arabic)
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JUN 01, 2017 116205 Working Paper
Sustaining fiscal reforms in the long-term (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116205 Working Paper
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2015 92767 Publication English, French
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa : Emplois ou privilèges : libérer le potentiel de création d’emplois au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 92767 Publication English, Arabic
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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NOV 16, 2014 92870 Publication
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88879 Other Urban Study
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 92767 Publication Arabic, French