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Macro Poverty Outlook for Qatar (Arabic)

Growth is estimated to have recovered to 2.1 percent in 2018, as activity has gradually recovered from the effects of a diplomatic rift between Qatar and some GCC neighbors. The economy is expected to expand by 3 percent over the medium term, helped by continued investments related to hosting the football world cup, and as a large natural gas facility comes onstream. Downside risks stem from volatility in energy prices and continued diplomatic tensions with Gulf neighbors. The diversification of the economy away from hydrocarbons remains a key challenge.


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    Macro Poverty Outlook for Qatar

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Macro Poverty Outlook for Qatar (Arabic). Macro Poverty Outlook (MPO) Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.