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 |

As the country gears up to work on its 12th Malaysia Plan, its rich experience in national development planning for the past 60 years provides key lessons to consider.

Deryck Brown, Jeevakumar Govindasamy |