IMF projects MENA region’s GDP to grow 2.7 percent in 2024

In its most recent regional economic outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow moderately by 2.7 percent in 2024 from 1.9 percent in 2023. In 2025, the IMF expects growth to strengthen by 4.2 percent as the impact of temporary factors such as regional conflicts fade.