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Jordan’s economy has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic amid already-low growth numbers & high unemployment.

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The World Bank approved US$63.75 million to support safe, efficient, and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines in Jordan.

A health worker prepares a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, at a medical center in Zaatari refugee camp, in Mafraq, Jordan.


Saroj Kumar Jha

Regional Director for the Mashreq

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Apr 02, 2021

Jordan's Economic Update — April 2021

Jordan is currently facing back-to-back second and third waves of COVID-19 infections, while the country’s major economic indicators continue to deteriorate.

Apr 02, 2021

MENA Economic Update — Living with Debt: How Institutions Can Chart a Path to ...

The substantial borrowing that MENA governments incurred to finance health and social protection measures increased government debt. Countries must continue spending on health and income transfers, which will add to already high debt burdens and lead to complicated policy decisions after the pandemic recedes.

Mar 16, 2021

Jordan Economic Monitor, Fall 2020: Navigating through Continued Turbulence

The global economy continues to reel from the COVID-19 shock. The initial economic impact of COVID-19 on global output is projected to be far more devastating than the disruptions observed during the peak downturn of the global financial crisis of 2007–09. The Jordanian economy is also hit hard by the pandemic amidst already high unemployment and debt levels.

Oct 06, 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.

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 transportation.

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