Prospects for Middle Eastern and North African Economies

  • Nemat Shafik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Prospects for Middle Eastern and North African Economies: An Overview

  3. The Changing International Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. E. Mick Riordan, Uri Dadush, Jalal Jalali, Shane Streifel, Milan Brahmbhatt, Kazue Takagaki
      Pages 15-46
  4. Economic Growth, the State, and the Private Sector

  5. Sectoral Issues: Human Resources, Poverty, and the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Fredrick L. Golladay, Sue E. Berryman, Jon Avins, Laurence Wolff
      Pages 197-225
    3. Willem van Eeghen
      Pages 226-261
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-325

About this book


Economic prospects for the countries of the Middle East and North Africa are assessed in light of the changing world economy, increasing integration of trade and financial markets, greater needs for educated labour, and growing concerns about poverty and environmental degradation. Cross-country papers on thematic topics by international scholars are presented. The need for major economic reforms is emphasized if the region is to use greater integration in the world economy as the basis for generating growth and jobs and reducing poverty.


development economic growth European Union (EU) financial markets growth trade policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Nemat Shafik
    • 1
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  1. 1.Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and TurkeyUK
  2. 2.Private Sector Team in the Middle East and North Africa RegionWorld BankUSA
  3. 3.Wharton SchoolUniversity of PennsylvaniaUSA

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