Social Spending for Inclusive Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia

Author/Editor:

Koshy Mathai ; Christoph Duenwald ; Anastasia Guscina ; Rayah Al-Farah ; Hatim Bukhari ; Atif Chaudry ; Moataz El-Said ; Fozan Fareed ; Kerstin Gerling ; Nghia-Piotr Le ; Franto Ricka ; Cesar Serra ; Tetyana Sydorenko ; Sébastien Walker ; Mohammed Zaher

Publication Date:

September 29, 2020

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper examines the role of social spending in improving socioeconomic outcomes in the Middle East and Central Asia. In particular, it addresses the following questions: (1) how large is social spending across the region? (2) how do countries in the region fare on socioeconomic outcomes? (3) how important is social spending as a determinant of these outcomes? and (4) how efficient is social spending in the region?

Series:

Departmental Paper No. 2020/012

Subject:

Frequency:

occasional

English

Publication Date:

September 29, 2020

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513553115/2616-5333

Stock No:

SSIGMECAEA

Format:

Paper

Pages:

109

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