(English version)

Durant la dernière décennie, la région MENA a fait l’expérience d’une croissance économique et démographique considérable, qui devrait continuer dans le futur. La demande d’énergie dans ces diverses régions (composée d'importateurs et d’exportateurs d’énergie) se développe entre 3% et 8% par an. En réalité, la demande d’énergie s’élève si rapidement dans le monde Arabe que même les pays qui ont traditionnellement exporté de l'énergie dans le passé sont confrontés à la perspective de devenir eux-mêmes des importateurs d’énergie. La courbe suivante montre la demande croissante d’électricité dans la région Arabe à travers le temps, plus précisément au sein du Conseil de Coopération du Golfe.


لا بد من إشراك المغتربين لإطلاق الطاقات البشرية غير المستغلة خاصةً وقت الأزمات


اظهرت دراسة لمجموعة البنك الدولي في مطلع العام 2017 حول الدور الذي يمكن أن يلعبه المغتربون في تعزيز التكامل الاقليمي والاقتصادي ونشرت تحت عنوان "حشد جهود المغتربين من منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا من أجل تحقيق التكامل الاقتصادي وريادة الأعمال" أن المغتربين من بلدان الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا يمكنهم القيام بدور بالغ الأهمية في تعزيز التكامل الإقليمي وريادة الأعمال والنمو الاقتصادي في المنطقة، كما يمكنهم مساعدة بلدانهم على أن تصبح من الأطراف الفاعلة الرئيسية في الاقتصاد العالمي.

(Version française)

Over the past decade, the MENA region has experienced considerable economic and population growth, which is only expected to continue in the future. The demand for power in this diverse region (comprised of energy importers and exporters) is expanding between 3% and 8% annually. In fact, the demand for energy is rising so rapidly in the Arab world that even countries which have traditionally exported energy in the past are facing the prospect of becoming energy importers themselves. The following figure shows the increasing demand for electricity overtime in the Arab region, especially in the Gulf Cooperation Council.



ايمن ابو الخير

هل نحن في مرحلة اجتياز الاقتصادي المهيمن القائم على أساس المصانع الكبيرة والشركات متعددة الجنسيات إلى عالم يقوم على حرية الاختيار، الذي سيتمكن فيه الكيانات الصغيرة من المنافسة مع الشركات الكبيرة،وبالتالي ستساهم في تشكيل اقتصاد المستقبل؟ هل نحن فعلا بصدد عبور الاقتصاد "التناظري" الحقيقي الى الاقتصاد الافتراضي، ام ان الانتقال سيكون من الاقتصاد الافتراضي الى الاقتصاد الحقيقي؟

By Ayman Abualkhair


Are we in a stage of passing the dominant economic age, based on large factories and multinational companies, to a world predicated on freedom of choice, in which small entities would have the potential to compete with large companies, and hence shape the future economy? Are we crossing the age of a real economy to a virtual one, or is it moreover transitioning from a virtual economy to a real economy?

It's a vision that has long enticed energy planners: solar panels stretching out over vast swaths of the Sahara desert, soaking up sun to generate clean, green power.

 Algiers — A Memorandum of Understanding on the investments in the tourist real estate was inked Sunday in Algiers between the National Agency of Tourism Development (ANDT) and Qatari company Diar.


10 Mar 2015


Economy of Algeria

Algeria’s economy is based mainly on oil and gas, it has the eighth-largest reserves of natural gas in the world and is the fourth-largest gas exporter; it ranks 18th in oil reserves.

The hydrocarbon sector represents about 40–45 percent of total GDP and about two-thirds of budget revenues. Oil and gas resources account for 98 percent of the country’s exports and 70 percent of tax revenues.

The chief challenges that Algeria faces in the short and medium terms are the need to diversify the economy, strengthen political and economic reform, improve the business climate, reduce regional inequalities and create jobs. Structural reform within the economy, such as development of the banking sector and the construction of infrastructure, moves ahead slowly. According to the World Bank indicator for ease of doing business in 2015, Algeria is ranked 154 out of 183 economies.


Essential Information  

Area: 2,381,741 sq km
Capital: Algiers
Principal Towns: Oran, Constantine, Annaba, Stiff, Blida, Sidi Bel Abbes, Skikda, Batna, Tlemcen.
Languages: Arabic is the official language but French is still widely used. There are Berber-speaking minorities.
Climate: The coast has a moderate climate with temperatures ranging from 13 to 32°C. The summer months of June to September can be hot and humid with daytime temperatures registering between 27 and 32°C; these can be exceeded, for brief periods, when the hot, dry sirocco wind blows from the south
Currency: 1$ = 78.9 Algerian dinar (DZD).


39,5 (Million 2015 est.) (source: IMF)

0-14 years: 28.4% (male 5,641,148/female 5,378,207)
15-24 years: 17.4% (male 3,451,069/female 3,291,166)
25-54 years: 42.8% (male 8,398,770/female 8,209,634)
55-64 years: 6.2% (male 1,230,865/female 1,186,832)
65 years and over: 5.2% (male 931,769/female 1,094,262) (2014 est.)

Source: CIA factbook.
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 80.2%
male: 87.2%
female: 73.1% (2015 est.) (Source: CIA factbook).

petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, uranium, lead, zinc
Fossil Fuel
Oil - proved reserves: 12.2 billion bbl (January 2012 est.)
Natural gas - proved reserves: 4.502 trillion cu m (1 January 2011 est.)
Iron ore, phosphates, uranium, lead, zinc
0.3% of production
Visa Requirements:

Nationals from the following countries do not require a visa to travel to Algeria:
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Democratic Republic Sahraoui, Seychelles, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Yemen.
Non-resident foreigners must change the equivalent of AD 1,000 on entering the country.

WTO accession: Observer

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