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Following the first senior-level delegation visit to Jordan since the beginning of the pandemic, a joint-statement was issued.

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A newly approved review aims to support Jordanians through the crisis and promote implementation of key reforms.

April 2021

Jordan is facing second and third waves of COVID-19 infections, while its major economic indicators continue to deteriorate.



Saroj Kumar Jha

Regional Director for the Mashreq

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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 ...

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