Middle East and Central Asia Department
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Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa : Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead/Carlo Sdralevich, Randa Sab, Younes Zouhar, and Giorgia Albertin. – Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, c2014.
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Includes bibliographical references.
1. Subsidies—Middle East. 2. Subsidies—Africa, North. I. Sdralevich, Carlo. II. Sab, Randa. III. Zouhar, Younes. IV. Albertin, Giorgia. V. International Monetary Fund.
HC415.15.Z9 S9 2014
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The authors would like to thank Masood Ahmed, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department, and Daniela Gressani, Deputy Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department, for their guidance and comments.
Special thanks are due to Andreas Bauer, Paul Ross, and Samah Mazraani for their contributions; Ozgur Demirkol for the box on Iran; Gohar Abajyan, Mark Fischer, Kamal Krishna, Anna Maripuu, and Rafik Selim for research support; Kia Penso for editorial assistance; Norma Cayo and Cecilia Pineda for administrative support; and Joanne Johnson of the Communications Department.
The authors would also like to thank Khaled Abdelkader, Prasad Ananthakrishnan, Alberto Behar, Nabil Ben Ltaifa, Abdelrami Bessaha, Martin Cerisola, Benedict Clements, David Coady, Valerio Crispolti, Javier Arze del Granado, Ozgur Demirkol, Stefania Fabrizio, Andrea Gamba, Edward Gemayel, Claire Gicquel, Christopher Jarvis, Andrew Jewell, Kadima Kalonji, May Khamis, Roland Kpodar, Prakash Loungani, Alina Luca, Edouard Martin, Amine Mati, Samah Mazraani, Luc Moers, Eric Mottu, Sanaa Nadeem, Lawrence Norton, Sergio Rodriguez, Issouf Samake, Marika Santoro, Gazi Shbaikat, Robert Sierhej, and SeokHyun Yoon, as well as Shantayanan Devarajan, Thomas Laursen, and Maria Vagliasindi, World Bank staff, for their comments.