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Trade, Investment and Development in the Middle East and North Africa : Engaging with the World

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The book describes why expanding trade, and investment is vital for the Middle East and North Africa region. The greatest economic challenge is to create enough jobs for its rapidly growing labor force, which is increasingly young, and educated, to ward off threats to social, and political stability, inherent in high unemployment rates. This effort requires higher, and more sustainable, economic growth than has been achieved in the past two decades. Expanding trade, and private investment offers the best hope. The potential is enormous, given the region's human resources, skills, location, and opportunities. The book also analyzes why the region has yet to tap fully into the rich stream of global commerce, and investment - and the measures needed to do so, including improvements in the domestic investment climate, and reforms in the policies of the region's trading partners.

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  • World Bank, 2003. "Trade, Investment and Development in the Middle East and North Africa : Engaging with the World," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 15116.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:15116
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    8. Alfred Tovias & Sema Kalaycioglu & Inon Dafni & Ester Ruben & Lior Herman, 2007. "What Would Normalisation of Economic Relations Between Mashrek Countries, Turkey and Israel Imply?," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 30(4), pages 665-684, April.
    9. Daniele, Vittorio & Marani, Ugo, 2006. "Do institutions matter for FDI? A comparative analysis for the MENA countries," MPRA Paper 2426, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    10. Hassan, Sherif, 2016. "Reaping the Bless of Arab Migrants: Mobilizing Diaspora for Private Sector Development," MPRA Paper 71539, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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