Economic Reform in Arab Countries : A Review of Structural Issues for the Remainder of the 1990's

Author/Editor:

Mohamed A. El-Erian ; Shamsuddin Tareq

Publication Date:

April 1, 1993

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Summary:

The paper reviews the main structural reform issues facing Arab countries in the remainder of the 1990s. While the nature, extent, and implications of the policy challenges differ among individual countries in the Arab region, several aspects are common to a large number of them. Accordingly, the paper identifies a framework consisting of a core of key reforms that would address these countries’ structural weaknesses and assist them in exploiting their considerable economic potential.

Series:

Working Paper No. 93/39

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 1993

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451845754/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0391993

Format:

Paper

Pages:

32

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