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SME contributions to employment, job creation, and growth in the Arab world (English)

Recent economic and political developments have highlighted a challenge shared across the Arab region of generating employment, promoting inclusive growth, and improving competitiveness. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6682 OCT 01, 2013

Nasr, Sahar; Rostom, Ahmed

Another piece of the job creation puzzle : developing the MSME sector in Egypt (English)

The Egyptian revolution resulted in key challenges but also opportunities. It has highlighted the need for more jobs, a level playing field, good governance (transparency and accountability), as well as a fair and competitive environment to accelerate inclusive growth. ... See More +

Brief 80244 APR 01, 2013

Nasr, Sahar; Abd, Yara El

Developing micro, small and medium enterprises in Jordan : the route to shared prosperity (English)

The Arab uprisings and the global financial and economic slowdown have negatively impacted the Jordanian economy and highlighted demands for a more level economic playing field and equity in access to economic and social opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 80242 MAR 01, 2013

Nasr, Sahar; Abd, Yara El

Tackling the shelter challenge : developing the mortgage market in Egypt (English)

The Egyptian revolution has brought to the forefront the need to focus on job opportunities; transparency and accountability; a fair and competitive environment; as well as equal access to finance, land, and housing-especially for underserved segments of society. ... See More +

Brief 67740 FEB 01, 2012

Nasr, Sahar; Abdelkader, Laila

Middle East and North Africa Region - SMEs for job creation in the Arab world : SME access to financial services (English)

The Arab Spring in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has brought to the forefront key challenges: the need to create job opportunities, equal access, a level playing field, transparency and accountability, and a fair and competitive environment. ... See More +

Working Paper 71551 JAN 01, 2012

Nasr, Sahar; Pearce, Douglas

Egypt: Enhancing Access to Finance for Micro and Small Enterprises (English)

This operation provides a $300m line of credit (Financial Intermediary Loan) through Egypt's Social Fund for Development (SFD), the apex body for micro and small enterprise finance, which would on-lend on commercial terms to eligible Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), potential microfinance institutions (MFIs), and banks. ... See More +

Brief 64469 SEP 01, 2011

Nasr, Sahar

Iraq - Financial sector review (English)

The link between sound and well-developed financial systems and economic growth is fundamental. Efficient and prudent allocation of resources by the financial system is critical for increasing productivity, boosting economic development, enhancing equality of opportunity, and reducing poverty. ... See More +

Brief 66105 SEP 01, 2011

Nasr, Sahar; Kulaksiz, Sibel; Petersen, Arne; Huitfeld, Erik; Vossen, Jan Van der; Britton, Richard; Hashad, Nabil

Iraq - Financial sector review (English)

This report was initiated at the request of the Iraqi government to get a better understanding of the overall financial sector in Iraq. The main objective of the report was to develop a comprehensive assessment of the financial sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 65350 JAN 01, 2011

Nasr, Sahar Arabic

Iraq - Financial sector review (Arabic)

This report was initiated at the request of the Iraqi government to get a better understanding of the overall financial sector in Iraq. The main objective of the report was to develop a comprehensive assessment of the financial sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 65350 JAN 01, 2011

Nasr, Sahar English

Egyptian women workers and entrepreneurs : maximizing opportunities in the economic sphere (English)

Women are a powerful force for sustainable economic growth. A growing body of microeconomic empirical evidence and emerging macroeconomic analysis shows that gender inequality limits economic growth in developing economies. ... See More +

Publication 53096 FEB 17, 2010

Nasr, Sahar