Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations
 Where is the Middle East?
World Bank, 2005

In 1957, the World Bank’s department for Asia and the Middle East was divided into a department of the Far East and a department for South Asia and the Middle East. Ten years later, a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) department was created. Within a year, in 1968, that department was merged with the Europe department, resulting in an entity known by the acronym EMENA. Another reorganization in 1991 resulted in the creation of a separate department for Europe and the Soviet Union (now Europe and Central Asia), which meant that the World Bank once again had a MENA department.

Sources: World Bank Group Archives, “World Bank Group Historical Chronology,” World Bank, http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTARCHIVES/Resources/World_Bank_
historical_chronology.pdf; “Middle East & North Africa: Countries,” World Bank, retrieved from http://web.worldbank.org

"Middle East and North Africa"
Algeria
Bahrain
Djibouti
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Malta
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
West Bank and Gaza
Yemen
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