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Why do some oil-rich countries perform better than others ? (English)

Progress in child mortality reduction and education attainment varies widely among oil-rich countries. This paper investigates the causes of this variation using an empirical model that departs from the available literature in allowing for explicit measurement of the impact of initial levels of child mortality and education attainment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8066 MAY 17, 2017

Iqbal,Farrukh; Kiendrebeogo,Youssouf Disclosed

The rise in education attainment in MENA in comparative perspective (English)

While education stocks (measured as the number of years of schooling attained per person over age 15) have risen significantly in all regions, they have risen the fastest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. ... See More +

Brief 93706 JAN 01, 2015

Iqbal, Farrukh Disclosed

Education attainment in the Middle East and North Africa : success at a cost (English)

This paper reviews the experience of the Middle East and North Africa region in education attainment over the past four decades (1970-2010). It documents the following main findings: (a) all countries in the region experienced significant improvements in educational attainment over this period; (b) most countries in the region did better in this regard than comparators that had roughly the same education stocks in 1970; (c) collectively, the region achieved a greater percentage increase in education than other regions; (d) the region's better performance was in part because of higher rates of public spending on education, better food sufficiency status, and a lower initial stock of education in 1970 in comparison with most other developing country regions; and (e) the region had among the lowest payoffs to public spending in terms of increments in education stock; the impressive advance in education was achieved at high cost. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7127 DEC 01, 2014

Iqbal, Farrukh; Kiendrebeogo, Youssouf Disclosed

MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is home to 5.5 percent of the world's population, 3.3 percent of its GDP and 48 percent of its energy subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper 91210 OCT 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shanta; Mottaghi, Lili; Iqbal, Farrukh; Mundaca, Gabriela; Laursen, Maria; Vagliasindi, Maria; Commander, Simon; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle Arabic, French Disclosed

MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies : Bulletin trimestriel d'information economique de la region MENA : subventions corrosives (French)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is home to 5.5 percent of the world's population, 3.3 percent of its GDP and 48 percent of its energy subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper 91210 OCT 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shanta; Mottaghi, Lili; Iqbal, Farrukh; Mundaca, Gabriela; Laursen, Maria; Vagliasindi, Maria; Commander, Simon; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle Arabic, English Disclosed

MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (Arabic)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is home to 5.5 percent of the world's population, 3.3 percent of its GDP and 48 percent of its energy subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper 91210 OCT 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shanta; Mottaghi, Lili; Iqbal, Farrukh; Mundaca, Gabriela; Laursen, Maria; Vagliasindi, Maria; Commander, Simon; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle French, English Disclosed

The decline of child mortality rates in MENA in comparative perspective (English)

Although child mortality rates have declined all across the developing world over the past 40 years, they have declined the most in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Brief 92441 SEP 01, 2014

Iqbal, Farrukh Disclosed

The reduction of child mortality in the Middle East and North Africa : a success story (English)

Although child mortality rates have declined all across the developing world over the past 40 years, they have declined the most in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7023 SEP 01, 2014

Iqbal, Farrukh; Kiendrebeogo, Youssouf Disclosed

Breaking the barriers to higher economic growth : better governance and deeper reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Contents of the report are as follows: Long-term economic development: challenges and prospects for the Arab countries by Mustapha K. Nabli. Reform complementarities and economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa by Mustapha Kamel Nabli, and Marie-Ange Veganzones-Varoudakis. ... See More +

Publication 43969 JAN 01, 2007

Nabli, Mustapha K.; Veganzones-Varoudakis, Marie-Ange; Silva-Jauregui, Carlos; Keller, Jennifer; Nassif, Claudia; Silva-Jauregui, Carlos, Silva-Jauregui;; Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Yousef, Tarik; Tarp Jensen, Henning; Diwan, Ishac; Coulibaly, Adama; de Silva, Sara Johansson; Iqbal, Farrukh; Dasgupta, Dipak;; Pissarides, Christopher; Varoudakis, Aristomene; Aysan, Ahmet Faruk; Disclosed

Sustaining gains in poverty reduction and human development in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

The report provides an overview of trends in poverty and human development indicators during the last two decades. It shows that the substantial progress in reducing poverty in earlier decades came to a halt in the latter half of the 1980s. ... See More +

Publication 36201 APR 20, 2006

Iqbal, Farrukh Disclosed

Economic growth in Egypt : constraints and determinants (English)

Egypt accelerated its ongoing transition from a public sector dominated economy to a private sector led and market oriented economy after the collapse of oil prices in the mid-1980s. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34510 OCT 01, 2005

Dobronogov, Anton; Iqbal. Farrukh Disclosed

Fiscal and public debt sustainability in Egypt (English)

This paper assesses the sustainability of public debt in Egypt in light of recent fiscal trends. It discusses different estimates of the public debt in Egypt, analyzes key fiscal trends underlying recent growth in the public debt, explores whether these trends are structural or cyclical, and simulates debt-output trajectories based on alternative assumptions about key macroeconomic variables. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30058 SEP 01, 2004

Alba, Pedro; Al-Shawarby, Sherine; Iqbal, Farrukh

Commercial microfinance in Egypt - the case of the National Bank for Development (English)

It is estimated that Egypt's microfinance industry currently reaches only about 5 percent of the more than 2 million potential borrowers. In this situation, commercial banks could play an important role since they have the advantage of both outreach capacity through their branch networks and fundraising capacity through their legal ability to accept savings deposits. ... See More +

Working Paper 30814 MAY 01, 2004

Iqbal, Farrukh; Riad, Nagwa

Trade integration and transition (English)

Opening addresses by Andras Inotai, Franz Kaps, Carol Balassa, Benjamin King, Mihaly Simai, and Gyorgy Szapary. International competitiveness, multifactor productivity and growth in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia by Dominick Salvatore. ... See More +

Working Paper 44034 SEP 01, 2002

Inotai, Andras; Kaps, Franz; Balassa, Carol; King, Benjamin; Simai, Mihaly; Szapary, Gyorgy; Salvatore, Dominick; Iqbal, Farrukh; Rosati, Dariusz K.;; Sapir, Andre; Michalopoulos, Constantine; Mitra, Pradeep; Disclosed

The demands for funds by agricultural households : evidence from rural India (English)

This study presents estimates of borrowing functions based on rural household data for India. It improves upon existing work in three key areas. ... See More +

Journal Article REP341 OCT 31, 1983

Iqbal, Farrukh Disclosed

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Why do some oil-rich countries perform better than others ? (English)
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MAY 17, 2017 WPS8066 Policy Research Working Paper
The rise in education attainment in MENA in comparative perspective (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93706 Brief
Education attainment in the Middle East and North Africa : success at a cost (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7127 Policy Research Working Paper
MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91210 Working Paper Arabic, French
MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies : Bulletin trimestriel d'information economique de la region MENA : subventions corrosives (French)
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OCT 01, 2014 91210 Working Paper Arabic, English
MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2014 91210 Working Paper French, English
The decline of child mortality rates in MENA in comparative perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92441 Brief
The reduction of child mortality in the Middle East and North Africa : a success story (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7023 Policy Research Working Paper
Breaking the barriers to higher economic growth : better governance and deeper reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 43969 Publication
Sustaining gains in poverty reduction and human development in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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APR 20, 2006 36201 Publication
Economic growth in Egypt : constraints and determinants (English)
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OCT 01, 2005 34510 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Fiscal and public debt sustainability in Egypt (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 30058 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Commercial microfinance in Egypt - the case of the National Bank for Development (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 30814 Working Paper
Trade integration and transition (English)
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SEP 01, 2002 44034 Working Paper
The demands for funds by agricultural households : evidence from rural India (English)
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OCT 31, 1983 REP341 Journal Article