Other lower-middle-income countries in the World Bank’s MENA grouping include Djibouti, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, and the West Bank and Gaza.

World Bank Downgrades Algeria to Lower-Middle-Income Country
A market in Ain Taya, a suburb of Algeirs, Algeria. Photo; SofieLayla Thal/Pixabay
Morgan Hekking holds a BA in International Relations from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.