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Jul 06, 2021

The Gaza 2021 Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment- June 2021

The report was jointly launched by the World Bank Group (WBG), the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) to estimate the total damage and losses incurred in Gaza following the latest conflict. It seeks to estimate the immediate and short-term needs, respectively covering the period of 0-6 months and 6-24 months, in order to recover and rebuild the affected sectors.

Apr 02, 2021

Palestinian Territories' Economic Update — April 2021

With limited fiscal space and monetary policy tools to mitigate the crisis impact, the economy of the Palestinian Territories bore the brunt of the pandemic and containment measures.

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.

Feb 22, 2021

Economic Monitoring Report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee

Twice yearly, the Bank reports on Palestinian economic development to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, a policy-level meeting for development assistance to the Palestinian people.

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