East Mediterranean


Lebanon is dreaming of gas riches with a Total-led consortium set to drill in 2019. However the country faces more pressing concerns. Donors contributed $12bn at April’s Cedre conference in Paris, in hope to benefit Lebanon's creaky infrastructure and troubled economy. But the government does have to first overcome widespread corruption.

Lebanon Growth 1.7% A Year Since 2011 (% GDP)
2017 Remittance Inflows: Egypt On Top, With Bulk Sent From Mena ($Bn)
Mena’s Vulnerable Economies Depend Heavily On Remittance Inflows (%GDP)