Political turmoil has adversely affected economies in the Middle East and North Africa, from Egypt to the war in Syria to an insurgent offensive in Iraq. Growth rates took a hit in 2011, due to the Arab uprisings, and the region's economies contracted again last year. In a recent report, the World Bank blamed regional governments for failing to carry out reforms. What, then, are the prospects for an economic recovery?
Markus Karlsson puts the question to Inger Andersen. She is the Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank.