As we look back at the four years spent in the Maghreb and Malta, as Country Director Marie Francoise-Nelly would like to share some reflections on her work there with the World Bank.

Marie Francoise -Nelly |

Harnessing the power of their regional domestic demand is just what is needed for MENA countries to help them transform from administered to market oriented economies.

Rabah Arezki |

For countries in the Middle East and North Africa, export-led development strategies have had little success, and instruments of the earlier import-substitution strategy — such as state-owned…

Rabah Arezki |

Growing concern over climate change and social issues are driving an unprecedented change in the way that money is invested today.

Farah Imrana Hussain, Rodrigo Cabral |

The Government of Kenya, with the help from the World Bank, is providing Kenyan youth with more agency and a platform to voice their thoughts and concerns about how budget is spent.

Claire Davanne |

In many countries the size and currency composition of international reserves and government debt do not match each other.

M. Coskun Cangoz |

World Bank president argues that new leadership must revamp agriculture and finance.

David Malpass |

Digitizing phytosanitary certificates can help prevent the spread of pests through trade in agricultural products.

Bill Gain, Shane Sela |