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Digital Solutions for Small Businesses in the Middle East and North Africa

By Inutu Lukonga عربي, Français Small and medium-sized enterprises dominate the business landscape in the Middle East and North Africa region. These enterprises account for more than 90 percent of the region’s businesses and, in some countries, contribute as much as 50 percent of employment and 70 percent of GDP. Yet they face impediments to growth, and their contribution to employment is below potential. In much of the region, small and medium-sized enterprises are handicapped by limited...

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The Calculus of Conflict in the Middle East

By Christine Lagarde Versions in: عربي (Arabic), 中文 (Chinese), Français (French), 日本語(Japanese), and Русский (Russian) As world leaders head to New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly, there is still no end to the heart-breaking images of war-torn cities in the Middle East and North Africa, and of a massive exodus of people looking for sanctuary and opportunities to sustain a livelihood. Within the region, more than 20 million people are displaced, and a further 10 million...

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