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Middle East and Central Asia

Social Spending for Inclusive Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

  • December 8, 2020


  • 1:06:45

Countries in the region have made progress against several socioeconomic indicators. That progress has slowed, however, and the pandemic has magnified existing challenges, highlighted the deficiencies in health infrastructure and social safety nets.

  • Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief Al Jazeera
  • Jihad Azour, Director IMF Middle East and Central Asia Department IMF
  • Hiba Mohammed Ali, Acting Minister of Finance Sudan
  • Ruba Jaradat, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Arab States ILO
  • Nesrine Jelaila, Director of Albawsala Tunisia