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 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 »
June 3, 2014 — "The international community, including the World Bank Group, the United Nations, and key donors, must put together a plan that will help not only Syria rebuild, but also will help Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Iraq recover from the massive spillover effects of the war."- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Read More »