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Lifting economic sanctions on Iran : global effects and strategic responses (English)

This paper uses a global general equilibrium simulation model to quantify the effects of lifting economic sanctions on Iran with and without strategic responses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7549 FEB 01, 2016

Ianchovichina,Elena; Devarajan,Shantayanan; Lakatos,Csilla

Unhappy development : dissatisfaction with life on the eve of the Arab spring (English)

Despite progress in economic and social development in the 2000s, there was an increasing dissatisfaction with life among the population of many developing Arab countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7488 NOV 12, 2015

Arampatzi,Efstratia; Burger,Martijn; Ianchovichina,Elena; Röhricht,Tina; Veenhoven,Ruut

Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World (Arabic)

Against this backdrop of a slowing global economy, the MENA region is stagnating. Continued low oil prices, the escalation of conflicts, and civil wars make the short-term prospects for a growth recovery slim. ... See More +

Publication 99989 OCT 01, 2015

Ianchovichina,Elena; Mottaghi,Lili; Devarajan,Shantayanan English, French

Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World : Inégalités, soulèvements et conflits dans le monde arabe (French)

Against this backdrop of a slowing global economy, the MENA region is stagnating. Continued low oil prices, the escalation of conflicts, and civil wars make the short-term prospects for a growth recovery slim. ... See More +

Publication 99989 OCT 01, 2015

Ianchovichina,Elena; Mottaghi,Lili; Devarajan,Shantayanan English, Arabic

Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World (English)

Against this backdrop of a slowing global economy, the MENA region is stagnating. Continued low oil prices, the escalation of conflicts, and civil wars make the short-term prospects for a growth recovery slim. ... See More +

Publication 99989 OCT 01, 2015

Ianchovichina,Elena; Mottaghi,Lili; Devarajan,Shantayanan French, Arabic

The economic impact of the Syrian war and the spread of ISIS (English)

The Syrian war and the subsequent emergence and spread of the Islamic State (ISIS) have transformed the Levant in ways one could not have imagined prior to 2011. ... See More +

Brief 93881 JAN 01, 2015

Ianchovichina, Elena; Ivanic, Maros

Economic effects of the Syrian war and the spread of the Islamic state on the Levant (English)

This paper uses a global computable general-equilibrium framework with new detail on six Levant countries -- the Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic, and Turkey -- to quantify the direct and indirect economic effects of the Syrian war and the advance of the Islamic State on the Levant. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7135 DEC 01, 2014

Ianchovichina, Elena; Ivanic, Maros

On shared prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has made steady progress in terms of the World Bank's twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Brief 90152 MAY 01, 2014

Ianchovichina, Elena

Surges and stops in FDI flows to developing countries : does the mode of entry make a difference ? (English)

This paper investigates the factors associated with foreign direct investment "surges" and "stops," defined as sharp increases and decreases, respectively, of gross foreign direct investment inflows to the developing world and differentiated based on whether these events are led by waves in greenfield investments or mergers and acquisitions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6771 FEB 01, 2014

Burger, Martijn J.; Ianchovichina, Elena I.

Risky business : political instability and greenfield foreign direct investment in the Arab world (English)

Which foreign direct investments are most affected by political instability? Analysis of quarterly greenfield investment flows into countries in the Middle East and North Africa from 2003 to 2012 shows that adverse political shocks are associated with significantly reduced investment inflows in the non-resource tradable sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6716 DEC 01, 2013

Burger, Martijn; Ianchovichina, Elena; Rijkers, Bob

MENA economic and development prospects 2013 : investing in turbulent times (English)

The political and social upheavals that followed the Arab Spring of 2011 continue to dominate economic activity and near term prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Brief 83725 NOV 01, 2013

Ianchovichina, Elena; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Burger, Martijn

Middle East and North Africa - economic developments and prospects : investing in turbulent times (English)

The political and social upheavals that followed the Arab Spring of 2011 continue to dominate economic activity and near term prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 81757 OCT 01, 2013

Ianchovichina, Elena; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Burger, Martijn; Cosic, Damir; Rouis, Mustapha

Middle East and North Africa - Economic developments and prospects 2013 : investing in turbulent times (English)

The political and social upheavals that followed the Arab Spring of 2011 continue to dominate economic activity and near term prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Publication 84175 OCT 01, 2013

Ianchovichina, Elena; Burger, Martijn

MENA monitor : economic pressures mount (English)

In 2013, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional growth is expected to slow to 3.8 percent from 6.1 percent in 2012. Growth deceleration into 2013 reflects a return to more sustainable growth in oil exporting countries, which reached 7.4 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Brief 78074 MAY 01, 2013

Ianchovichina, Elena

Infrastructure and employment creation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (English)

The state of national labor markets has always been a concern for governments and development agencies such as the World Bank. Key labor market indicators, such as the rate of unemployment, send signals about the health of an economy and mirror citizens' attitudes. ... See More +

Publication 74918 JAN 17, 2013

Estache, Antonio; Ianchovichina, Elena; Bacon, Robert; Salamon, Ilhem

The Middle East and North Africa : a year in transition (English)

This note is based on report entitled Looking Ahead after a Year in Transition that was issued by the Chief Economist’s office of the Middle East and North Africa region of the World Bank. ... See More +

Brief 75214 DEC 01, 2012

Freund, Caroline; Ianchovichina, Elena; Wood, Christina; Mottaghi, Lili

Looking ahead after a year in transition (English)

This edtion of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economic developments and prospects reports focuses on the economic developments and short-term outlook for four economies, Tunisia, Egypt, the Republic of Yemen and Libya. ... See More +

Publication 74376 OCT 01, 2012

Ianchovichina, Elena; Freund, Caroline

Job creation through infrastructure investment in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

In the next 10 years or so, the infrastructure sector has the potential to generate significant employment. This paper estimates annual job creation of about 2.0 million in direct jobs and 2.5 million in direct, indirect and induced infrastructure-related jobs just by meeting the infrastructure investment needs of about 6.9 percent of gross domestic product (about US$106 billion) for the Middle East and North Africa region on average. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6164 AUG 01, 2012

Ianchovichina, Elena; Estache, Antonio; Foucart, Renaud; Garsous, Gregoire; Yepes, Tito

MENA regional economic update (English)

Regional events continue to affect the short-term economic prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), while major developments in the global economy over the past six months have put the region on a two-track growth path for 2012. ... See More +

Brief 68488 MAY 01, 2012

Freund, Caroline; Ianchovichina, Elena

World Bank Middle East and North Africa region : a regional economic update (Vol. 2) : Enabling employment miracles (English)

Political uncertainties in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) continue to affect the short term economic prospects in the region, while major developments in the global economy over the past six months have put the region on a two-track growth path for 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 68238 APR 01, 2012

Freund,Caroline; Ianchovichina,Elena

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Lifting economic sanctions on Iran : global effects and strategic responses (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 WPS7549 Policy Research Working Paper
Unhappy development : dissatisfaction with life on the eve of the Arab spring (English)
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NOV 12, 2015 WPS7488 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2015 99989 Publication English, French
Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World : Inégalités, soulèvements et conflits dans le monde arabe (French)
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OCT 01, 2015 99989 Publication English, Arabic
Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 99989 Publication French, Arabic
The economic impact of the Syrian war and the spread of ISIS (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93881 Brief
Economic effects of the Syrian war and the spread of the Islamic state on the Levant (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7135 Policy Research Working Paper
On shared prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 90152 Brief
Surges and stops in FDI flows to developing countries : does the mode of entry make a difference ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6771 Policy Research Working Paper
Risky business : political instability and greenfield foreign direct investment in the Arab world (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6716 Policy Research Working Paper
MENA economic and development prospects 2013 : investing in turbulent times (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83725 Brief
Middle East and North Africa - economic developments and prospects : investing in turbulent times (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81757 Other Financial Sector Study
Middle East and North Africa - Economic developments and prospects 2013 : investing in turbulent times (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 84175 Publication
MENA monitor : economic pressures mount (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 78074 Brief
Infrastructure and employment creation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (English)
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JAN 17, 2013 74918 Publication
The Middle East and North Africa : a year in transition (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 75214 Brief
Looking ahead after a year in transition (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 74376 Publication
Job creation through infrastructure investment in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6164 Policy Research Working Paper
MENA regional economic update (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 68488 Brief
World Bank Middle East and North Africa region : a regional economic update (Vol. 2) : Enabling employment miracles (English)
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APR 01, 2012 68238 Working Paper