Syria has witnessed terrible violence since March 2011, when a popular protest in the city of Dera’a sparked the start of the conflict. Unrest spread quickly throughout Syria, and continued to escalate into what is said to be the worst humanitarian crisis the world has seen in nearly two decades.
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October 29, 2014 — 55% of the region’s economies made reforms in at least one area over the last year, including Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, the Palestinian territories, with the UAE ranked among the top 10 global improvers.Read More »
October 22, 2014 — A new World Bank report provides evidence that shows how policies that stifle competition have prevented regional economies from creating the jobs necessary to absorb a growing workforce.Read More »
September 2, 2014 — Water loss has become an even greater challenge for public utilities throughout the region due to climate change, which threatens natural water supplies and increases the cost of new water resources.Read More »
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Syria: Commitments by Fiscal Year (in millions of dollars)*