• Banking and Finance
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    International
    National
    The banking and financial markets in the Arab Region are one of the fastest growing worldwide. More than 330 Arab banking and financial institutions operate in the Arab region today, with total banking assets amounting to 134% of GDP, or USD 3.3 trillion, total deposits accounting for more than USD 2 trillion and total loans reaching USD 1.8 trillion by the end of 2016.
    Banks Real interest rate
    Yemen - 2013
    Bank noninterest income to total income
    Palestine - 2015
    Five-bank asset concentration
    Yemen - 2006

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  • Demography
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    International
    National
    By 2016, the Arab region was home to 406.4 million inhabitants representing 5.4% of the world’s population and growing by 2% in 2016. The two most populous countries in the region are Egypt (93.7 million) and Sudan (38.6 million), while the population in Comoros and Djibouti is less than one million in 2015.
    Age dependency ratio
    Morocco - 2017
    Registered Palestinian refugees, percentage of total population
    Palestine - 2016
    Age dependency ratio
    Jordan - 2012

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  • Education
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    International
    National
    The Arab region has registered a remarkable trend of growing gains in educational attainment and more equitable access to formal education since the beginning of the millennium, with impressive progress towards gender parity across all stages of education. Gross primary enrolment reached 100% in 2015, up from 89.8% in 1999 and gross tertiary enrollment increased by 72.2% between 1999 and 2015. Adult literacy rate also increased by 28.9% between 1999 and 2015.
    Public spending on education, percentage of government expenditure
    Sudan - 2009
    Public spending on education, percentage of government expenditure
    Bahrain - 2015
    Expenditure per student, tertiary, percentage of GDP per capita
    Tunisia - 2015

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  • Energy
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    International
    National
    The Arab region is one of the world’s richest regions in terms of oil and natural gas resources. According to recent estimates, 42% of the world proven oil reserves and 29% of the world’s proven natural gas reserves are located in the Arab region. Electricity production in the region relies heavily on conventional fuel sources, with a production amounting to 1,050 TWh in 2014, of which only 40 TWh were produced using renewable sources. The electrification rate in 15 Arab countries was above the World average of 85 percent in 2012, with 6 countries reaching 100 percent electrification rate.
    Total subsidy, percentage of GDP
    Bahrain - 2014
    Subsidization rate
    Bahrain - 2014
    Total subsidy, percentage of GDP
    United Arab Emirates - 2014

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  • Environment
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    International
    National
    The Arab region comprises one of the largest deserts in the world making up around 18% of the total surface area of the Arab region. The region is characterized by an arid and semi-arid climate. The rapidly growing population and high urbanization rates exert increasing pressures on the available natural resources.
    Percentage of consumed water
    Libya - 2012
    Percentage of public and private health facilities that use open containers for local authorities to collect generated solid waste
    Palestine - 2014
    Proportion of water abstracted, households
    Bahrain - 2003

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  • Gender
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    International
    National
    By 2016, women made up 48.2% of the total Arab population and 21.7% of the total labor force in the region. With significant improvements made in health and education over the last 15 years, gender-based disparities continue in the labor markets and the political space remains the most challenging for women. 
    Women in ministerial level positions
    Syria - 2016
    Women in ministerial level positions
    Jordan - 2016
    Women in ministerial level positions
    Egypt - 2010

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  • Health
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    International
    National
    The Arab region has made a clear progress in a number of health and health-related outcomes. The average life expectancy increased from 58.5 years in 1980 to 71 years in 2015. Child mortality has significantly decreased from an average of 131.9 per 1000 live births in 1980 to 36.8 per 1000 in 2015. 
    Polio 3 vaccination coverage, percent of one-year-old children
    Libya - 2015
    Out-of-pocket health expenditure, percent of total expenditure on health
    Iraq - 2014
    Anemia prevalence, percentage of pregnant women
    Djibouti - 2016

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  • Labor and Employment
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    International
    National
    The Arab countries share common labor market features and challenges. The labor force participation rate in the region is the lowest worldwide at 49.8% in 2016, with highest rates observed in the GCC countries. The unemployment rate in the Arab region remains one of the highest in the world registering 11.4% in 2016 compared to 5.8% worldwide. This rate is especially high among youth at 28.4% in 2016. 
    Unemployment rate by education, intermediate
    Kuwait - 1995
    Employment distribution by economic activity, construction
    Palestine - 2017
    Unemployment rate by education, less than basic
    United Arab Emirates - 2005

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  • Macroeconomy
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    International
    National
    Macroeconomic performance tends to diverge across the Arab countries between major oil and natural gas exporting countries and other countries in the region, such as those plagued by protracted crises. For the Arab region, as a whole, the GDP (Purchasing Power Parity, constant 2011 prices) leveled at Int$ 6,298 billion in 2015, constituting 5.6% of the world’s GDP.
    Compensation of employees, percentage of total expenditures
    Kuwait - 2015
    Customs and other import duties, percentage of tax revenues
    United Arab Emirates - 2016
    Military expenditures, percentage of GDP
    Jordan - 2016

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  • Poverty
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    International
    National
    The Arab region witnessed an improvement in its Human Development Index (HDI), from 0.613 in 2000 to 0.687 in 2015, but it remained below the world average of 0.717. Despite this positive overall trend in human development, poverty remains one of the paramount challenges and major impediments to inclusive development in the region, and that’s why “Ending poverty in all its forms everywhere” was considered a top priority in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
    Poverty gap at lower national poverty line, urban
    Syria - 2007
    Poverty gap, according to household monthly consumption, refugee camp
    Palestine - 2017
    Poverty gap at national poverty line, urban
    Palestine - 2011

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  • Trade
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    International
    National
    Arab countries’ total share of world exports has doubled since 2000, reaching 7% in 2013. Fuel exports, representing the vast majority of exports in the oil-producing countries, amounted to 73.3% of the region’s merchandise in 2015. When excluding fuel, the Arab region’s non-oil exports made up 2% of the world exports in 2013 up from 1% in 2000.
    Fuel imports, percentage of merchandise imports
    Bahrain - 2016
    Trade, percentage of GDP
    Tunisia - 2016
    Food imports, percentage of merchandise imports
    Lebanon - 2014

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  • Water and Food Security
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    International
    National
    In most Arab countries, water has become a critical natural resource. Most countries in the region are classified as arid or semiarid or, receiving less than 250 mm of rainfall annually. Renewable water resources per inhabitant reached 650 m3 in 2014, compared to a world average of about 6,000 m3 per inhabitant, placing 13 out of 22 Arab countries in the category of severe water scarcity at less than 500 m3 per capita.
    Sewerage connections, percentage of population
    Palestine - 2010
    Average dietary energy supply adequacy, 3-year average
    Tunisia - 2015
    Open defecation, percentage of population
    Yemen - 2010

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