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The MENA region in 2023: trends to watch


In the last few years, the MENA countries’ economic fundamentals have been distorted by the succession of crises and shocks, while the resulting socio-political scars impacted on the region’s societies. This event provides expert analyses and prospects from the field on the MENA region’s 2023 outlook, economic trends and political responses, opportunities for sustainable growth, and macro-economic reform.


JIHAD AZOUR | Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF


LAMA FAKIH | Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

HARRY VERHOEVEN | Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University SIPA


SARA BAZOOBANDI |  Associate Research Fellow, ISPI; Marie Curie Fellow, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)