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Emerging developments and challenges in the Arab World (Inglês)

The events of the last few weeks are a watershed for Tunisia, Egypt, and other Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. The ongoing political events will resonate regionally and globally and, if followed by sound transitions to better governance structures, these events provide a unique opportunity to change MENA's political and social landscape. The root cause of the political turmoil in MENA is fatigue with longstanding authoritarian rule and weak political and economic governance as confirmed by public concerns over voice, social justice, accountability and access to services. The MENA region also has its strengths: its youth, resource base and the resilience shown during the global crisis. The economic and social impact will be significant in the short term with slippages in economic growth, fiscal revenues and tourism and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) receipts. Large parts of the population lack adequate access to jobs, land, services, finance and justice. They may be further affected as inflationary pressures grow depending, among others, on oil and food prices.

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  • Autor

    Akhtar,Shamshad

  • Data do documento

    2011/02/01

  • TIpo de documento

    Informativo

  • No. do relatório

    62228

  • Nº do volume

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • País

    Oriente Médio e Norte da África,

  • Região

    Oriente Médio e Norte da África,

  • Data de divulgação

    2011/06/03

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Nome do documento

    Emerging developments and challenges in the Arab World

  • Palavras-chave

    knowledge and learning;Clean Technology Fund;labor force participation rate;quality of education;food price;development partner;international good practice;access to finance;private sector support;alternate dispute resolution;income on food;private sector player;access to information;emergency employment;fast population growth;cash transfer program;Foreign Exchange Reserve;higher education system;social protection system;barrier to entry;global equity market;access to job;global economic crisis;total factor productivity;social security system;high unemployment rate;credit information system;market in europe;labor market policy;labor regulation;disadvantaged regions;social contribution;employment generation;political turmoil;labor taxes;agriculture sector;reform implementation;skill mismatch;economic reform;fiscal difficulties;higher growth;transitional government;market level;trade integration;food distribution;financial cost;sector work;ongoing study;economic integration;education service;Education Services;rural transportation infrastructure;financing facility;Vocational Education;SME sector;youth employment;cross-border trade;Technology Transfer;irrigation efficiencies;local accountability;arable land;bread distribution;poverty targeting;green energy;public demand;technology adoption;vulnerable group;private flow;social insurance;foster competition;government entity;capacity constraint;investment response;social transformation;paradigm shift;client ownership;labor mobility;poverty intervention;Economic Policy;Macroeconomic Stability;public confidence;fiduciary concerns;civil society;social impact;resource base;private investment;social justice;authoritarian rule;incentive framework;social landscape;political events;fiscal consolidation;factor accumulation;fiscal revenue;teacher incentive;firm level;fiscal deficit;global economy;inclusive growth;investor right;private entity;bank risk;removing barriers;private good;global market;real sector;SME credit;increased access;enterprise survey;improving infrastructure;health response;unemployment insurance;employment program;regional competitiveness;short-term risk;social inclusion;tax wedge;short-term finance;trade finance;supply chain;international food;household budget;domestic consumption;employment generating;tourism;

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