Обложка книги The Arab World Competitiveness Report 2002-2003 (Economics)

The Arab World Competitiveness Report 2002-2003 (Economics)

ISBN: 019516170X;
Издательство: Oxford University Press

Book DescriptionIn recent years, the delicate political climate in the Middle East has often overshadowed critical discussions related to economic and social development in the Arab world. The region's economic fragility has intensified due to the economic backlash following the September 11 attacks. The Arab World Competitiveness Report - now available for the first time - focuses on the challenges of improving the region's competitiveness at a particularly critical time. Written by an elite team of academics, scholars, and leaders of international organizations, this landmark report is the first systematic benchmarking exercise for the Arab region. It highlights the enormous difficulties that the Arab world currently faces, problems that will only worsen unless drastic changes are made in these countries. The Report reveals why growth in the region has stagnated since the 1980s in spite of some of the highest investment rates in the world. It also examines why, despite its distinct...