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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Middle East and Central Asia

Abstract
The Arab Spring holds the promise of improved living standards and a more prosperous future for the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa region. At the same time, the region is witnessing uncertainty and economic pressures from domestic and external sources, which will likely be exacerbated by the recent worsening of the global economy. The main challenge in the short term will be to manage expectations while maintaining economic stability. To that end, better-targeted subsidies and transfers will help free up resources for investment in infrastructure, education, and health. Policies aimed at fostering inclusive growth will also help cement the longer-term benefits of the ongoing changes in the region. In the Caucasus and Central Asia, the economic outlook is broadly positive. Exports and remittances--key growth drivers in 2010--are continuing to grow solidly, helping the recovery gain firm momentum. At the same time, uncertainties over the robustness of the global recovery constitute a downside risk to the growth outlook. Key challenges facing the region over the medium term are to create jobs and foster high and inclusive growth
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Assumptions and Conventions; Country and Regional Groupings; World Economic Outlook; MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA, AFGHANISTAN, AND PAKISTAN; MENAP Highlights; (omitted); Principaux points; 1. MENAP Oil Exporters: Benefiting from High Oil Prices amid Growing Risks; Gradual Recovery Continues; Figures; 1.1 On the Back of High Oil Prices, the Recovery Continues; 1.2 Strong Fluctuations in Oil Sector GDP, Non-Oil Remains Steady; Boxes; 1.1 Libyan Revolution: Economic Impact and Challenges Ahead; 1.2 Sudan and South Sudan: Beyond the Breakup
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
"Oct 11."
Physical Description
1 online resource (117 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781463998653

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