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Middle East Transitions
			: A Long, Hard Road

Middle East Transitions : A Long, Hard Road »

Volume/Issue: 2014/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shahid Yusuf

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498359122.001

ISBN: 9781498359122

Keywords: economic transition, growth, youth unemployment, institutions, SMEs, SEZs, employment, labor market, labor force, General

Since the onset of the Arab Spring, economic uncertainty in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen (Arab Countries in Transition, ACTs) has slowed already sluggish growth; worsened unemployment, particul...

The Economics of Political Transitions
			: Implications for the Arab Spring

The Economics of Political Transitions : Implications for the Arab Spring »

Volume/Issue: 2013/69

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Padamja Khandelwal , and Agustin Roitman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475569643.001

ISBN: 9781475569643

Keywords: political instability, Arab Countries in Transition, Arab Spring, exchange rate, social unrest, current account balance, exchange rate regimes, currency depreciation, Asia including Middle East, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

Over the past two years, ongoing political transitions in many Arab countries have led to social unrest and an economic downturn. This paper examines comparable historical episodes of political instability to deriv...

Is the Middle East and North Africa Region Achieving Its Trade Potential?

Is the Middle East and North Africa Region Achieving Its Trade Potential? »

Source: Is the Middle East and North Africa Region Achieving Its Trade Potential?

Volume/Issue: 2005/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ludvig Söderling

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2005

ISBN: 9781451861099

Keywords: Middle East and North Africa, Association Agreement, trade potential, gravity model, export potential, export performance, bilateral trade, export potentials, export markets, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data,

This paper analyzes export performance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) using a gravity model applied to panel data. It addresses two questions: (i) are there significant unexploited export markets for th...

Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries

Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries »

Source: Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/10

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Maria Albino-War , Svetlana Cerovic , Francesco Grigoli , Juan Flores , Javier Kapsoli , Haonan Qu , Yahia Said , Bahrom Shukurov , Martin Sommer , and SeokHyun Yoon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2014

Language: Arabic

ISBN: 9781498314954

Keywords: Public investment, Middle East and Central Asia, North Africa, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Expenditure efficiency, Infrastructure, Transportation, Oil exporting countries, Public investment efficiency, natural resources

Over the past decade, rising oil prices have translated into high levels of public investment in most MENA and CCA oil exporters. This has prompted questions about the efficiency of public investment in generating...

Middle East and Central Asia

Middle East and Central Asia »

Source: Middle East and Central Asia : A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts

Volume/Issue: 2016/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lisa Kolovich , and Sakina Shibuya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 July 2016

ISBN: 9781475519983

Keywords: Gender budgeting; fiscal policy and administration; gender inequality; Middle East and Central Asia

Gender budgeting uses fiscal policies to promote gender equality and women's advancement, but is struggling to take hold in the Middle East and Central Asia. We provide an overview of two gender budgeting efforts i...

Middle East Transitions

Middle East Transitions »

Source: Middle East Transitions : A Long, Hard Road

Volume/Issue: 2014/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shahid Yusuf

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498359122

Keywords: economic transition, growth, youth unemployment, institutions, SMEs, SEZs, employment, labor market, labor force, General

Since the onset of the Arab Spring, economic uncertainty in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen (Arab Countries in Transition, ACTs) has slowed already sluggish growth; worsened unemployment, particul...

Morocco: Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access under the 2014 Precautionary and Liquidity Line Arrangement

Morocco: Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access under the 2014 Precautionary and Liquidity Line Arrangement »

Source: Morocco : Ex-Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2014 Precautionary and Liquidity Line Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Morocco

Volume/Issue: 2017/265

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484317518

Keywords: Middle East, Morocco

The Executive Board approved a two-year Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL) arrangement with Morocco in July 2014. The arrangement followed the 2012-14 PLL arrangement, and sought to build on the progress made i...

Morocco: Financial Sector Assessment Program

Morocco: Financial Sector Assessment Program »

Source: Morocco: Financial Sector Assessment Program : Technical Note-Stress Testing the Banking System

Volume/Issue: 2016/329

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475545975

Keywords: Morocco, Middle East

This paper focuses on policies to raise growth; underpin fiscal sustainability while enhancing social safety nets; and strengthen financial sector stability, deepening, and inclusiveness. GDP growth averaged 2 perc...

Morocco: First Review Under the Arrangement Under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line

Morocco: First Review Under the Arrangement Under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line »

Source: Morocco : First Review Under the Arrangement Under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Morocco

Volume/Issue: 2017/146

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303146

Keywords: Middle East, Morocco

This paper discusses Morocco's First Review under the Arrangement under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL). Morocco's economic fundamentals and policy frameworks are sound. The country is implementing well-...

Morocco: Second Review under the Arrangement under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL)

Morocco: Second Review under the Arrangement under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL) »

Source: Morocco : Second Review Under the Arrangement Under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line(PLL)-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Morocco

Volume/Issue: 2017/264

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484317365

Keywords: Middle East, Morocco

Growth prospects for 2017 have improved, but nonagricultural growth is subdued. Inflation is low. The current account deficit is projected to decline and international reserves are at a comfortable level. The outlo...