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The global surge in interest rates, the depreciation of currencies, and the resulting inflationary pressures are having major ramifications on the livelihoods of people across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The region continues to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 shock and tries to navigate the heightened volatility in its terms of trade stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The region’s average economic growth is expected to decelerate this year from last year. Why? And what do labor market challenges and their effect on job numbers and real wages have to do with it?
Join the live discussion for these answers from the World Bank’s Chief Economist for the MENA region, Roberta Gatti, and MENA Vice-President Ferid Belhaj with AlJazeera Washington DC Bureau Chief Abderrahim Foukara, as we launch the newest economic update.
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