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Debt and Financing Risks from COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa

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While the strong response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region was critical to saving lives and cushioning the economic blow, the necessary measures, together with the pandemic’s economic impact, have exacerbated pre-existing debt vulnerabilities. The IMF's Jihad Azour, Jose Franco Medeiros de Morais, Amer Bisat, Elena Duggar, and Rafael Molina discuss these issues and more from the IMF’s recently published April 2021 Regional Economic Outlook (REO) Update: Middle East and Central Asia. Read the full report at ow.ly/gMzG50ElHwT #IMFMENA #MENA #MiddleEast #NorthAfrica

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While the strong response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region was critical to saving lives and cushioning the economic blow, the necessary measures, together with the pandemic’s economic impact, have exacerbated pre-existing debt vulnerabilities.



The IMF's Jihad Azour, Jose Franco Medeiros de Morais, Amer Bisat, Elena Duggar, and Rafael Molina discuss these issues and more from the IMF’s recently published April 2021 Regional Economic Outlook (REO) Update: Middle East and Central Asia.



Read the full report at ow.ly/gMzG50ElHwT



#IMFMENA #MENA #MiddleEast #NorthAfrica

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