MENA

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- Fida Karam and Chahir Zaki

This paper explores the relationship between institutions and trade in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The literature offers a broad consensus that bad institutions hamper trade and that trade liberalization engenders...

- Fida Karam and Chahir Zaki

This paper investigates the effects of war on trade in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), an area at considerable risk for conflicts. Using an augmented gravity model, we introduce a war variable and distinguish between different...

- Perrihan Al-Riffai, Clemens Breisinger, Olivier Ecker, and Bingxin Yu

This report aims to inform and stimulate the debate on key policy priorities for poverty reduction and food security in light of the Arab Awakening. Its findings are based on an innovative combination of datasets and rigorous economic analysis....

- Silvio Contessi, Francesca de Nicola, and Li Li

Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries stand out in international comparisons of de jure obstacles to female employment and entrepreneurship. These obstacles manifest themselves in low rates of female labor participation,...

- Ismaël Fofana, Erwin Corong, Rim Chatti, Sami Bibi, and Omar Bouazouni

Empirical evidence suggests that women are more vulnerable to chronic poverty and gender inequality is likely to condition the impacts of policies on the rest of the economy and consequently on poverty itself. While gender-responsive budgeting...

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