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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

MENA - Economic developments and prospects 2013 : investing in turbulent times : 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

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

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

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

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 of 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

World Bank Middle East and North Africa region : a regional economic update (Vol. 1 of 2) : Executive summary (Arabic)

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 French

World Bank Middle East and North Africa region : a regional economic update (Vol. 1 of 2) : Resume executif (French)

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 Arabic

How vulnerable are Arab countries to global food price shocks ? (English)

This paper presents new estimates of pass-through coefficients from international to domestic food prices by country in the Middle East and North Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6018 MAR 01, 2012

Ianchovichina, Elena; Wood, Christina A.; Loening, Josef

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

The report estimates Middle East and North Africa's (MENA's) infrastructure investment and maintenance needs through 2020 at 106 billion dollars per year or 6.9 percent of the annual regional gross domestic product (GDP). ... See More +

Brief 67730 JAN 01, 2012

Ianchovichina, Elena; Freund, Caroline

Investing for growth and jobs (English)

This edtion of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economic developments and prospects reports focuses foresees an improvement compared to its last forecast in May 2011. ... See More +

Publication 75725 SEP 01, 2011

Ianchovichina, Elena; Freund, Caroline

Facing challenges and opportunities (English)

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional economic update foresees opportunities to reshape the economic playing field to include greater openness and citizen participation. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 63658 MAY 01, 2011

Ianchovichina, Elena

MENA's non-oil export performance in the last decade (English)

The political events reshaping the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region underlines that the key to political stability and renewed growth is going to depend on enabling more inclusive political and economic paths. ... See More +

Brief 62241 APR 01, 2011

Ianchovichina, Elena

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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
MENA - Economic developments and prospects 2013 : investing in turbulent times : 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 of 2) : Enabling employment miracles (English)
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APR 01, 2012 68238 Working Paper
World Bank Middle East and North Africa region : a regional economic update (Vol. 1 of 2) : Executive summary (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2012 68238 Working Paper French
World Bank Middle East and North Africa region : a regional economic update (Vol. 1 of 2) : Resume executif (French)
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APR 01, 2012 68238 Working Paper Arabic
How vulnerable are Arab countries to global food price shocks ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS6018 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure and employment creation in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67730 Brief
Investing for growth and jobs (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 75725 Publication
Facing challenges and opportunities (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 63658 Economic Updates and Modeling
MENA's non-oil export performance in the last decade (English)
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APR 01, 2011 62241 Brief