Challenges facing Jordan include vulnerability to fluctuations in the oil market because of its energy import dependency and the disruption of gas supplies from Egypt; high unemployment and a dependency on remittances from Gulf economies; increasing pressure on natural resources, especially water; and escalating spillovers from the Syrian conflict.
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June 3, 2014 — World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today told an audience of students and policymakers that it was time to “prepare for peace” in Syria and surrounding countries, citing similar efforts that began 70 years ago before the end of World War II.Read More »
Economic activity is expected to accelerate
somewhat in 2013 and 2014, driven by increased
public investment and some positive spillovers
from the Syrian conflict though significant risks
exist.Read More »