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October 2020

Domestic lockdowns, the global economic slowdown and trade disruptions is likely to have a sizable impact on Jordan's economy.

A view of the residential area buildings of the city of Amman, the capital and largest city of Jordan.
US$8.8 million Top-Up Grant

The grant will contribute to offset the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the delivery of municipal services in Jordan.

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Female labor force participation in the Mashreq is exceptionally low, a problem likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic.

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Saroj Kumar Jha

Regional Director for the Mashreq

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Oct 07, 2020

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2020

The World Bank’s biennial Poverty and Shared Prosperity report finds that the rate of extreme poverty in the MENA region rose from 3.8% in 2015 to 7.2% in 2018 — the latest year for which data is available.

Jul 15, 2020

Building for Peace: Reconstruction for Security, Sustainable Peace, and ...

The World Bank and the German Development Cooperation have joined efforts to take a fresh look at reconstruction, development, and the transition to sustainable peace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and ...

Jun 23, 2020

State of the Mashreq Women

This report calls for action in the following areas: stronger economic growth, effective policy action to close legal gaps, promotion of more egalitarian attitudes, access to quality childcare, and the provision of safe ...

Jun 17, 2020

The Fallout of War: The Regional Consequences of the Conflict in Syria

The Mashreq region has seen more than its share of deaths, economic losses, and instability for the last decade.

Apr 09, 2020

MENA Economic Update: How Transparency Can Help the Middle East and North ...

The need for greater transparency comes as the MENA region faces unprecedented dual shocks from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and the collapse in oil prices.

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