Navigating beyond COVID-19

Recovery in the MENA Region

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Navigating beyond COVID-19: Recovery in the MENA Region reflects on the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on MENA countries and the potential changes it may bring to their reform agendas. It addresses not only the ongoing effects of the crisis, but also examines long-term consequences and identifies emerging new trends. The analysis was completed shortly before the start of Russia’s large-scale aggression against Ukraine, when signs that recovery was already faltering were observed across the world economy. Since then, global growth prospects have been further affected by the war. Still, the policy recommendations to build long-term resilience in MENA countries have not changed. On the contrary, they are all the more pertinent, as many of the challenges ahead come from structural factors. However, realistic strategies will depend on fiscal affordability.

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Preface by the Union for the Mediterranean

Following the launch of the first edition of the Progress Report on Regional Integration in the UfM Region last year, I am pleased to present the report: Navigating beyond COVID-19 – Recovery in the MENA Region. This report, developed by the OECD with the support of the German Development Cooperation, focuses on the COVID-19 post-pandemic recovery in the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA), which is one of the regions most adversely affected by the social and economic impacts of this health crisis.

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