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Kanthan Shankar

West Bank and Gaza Country Director

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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 ...

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.

Nov 24, 2020

Economic Developments in the Palestinian Territories - November 2020

The Palestinian economy has been in a very difficult situation in 2020 facing triple crises reinforcing each other: i) a resurgent COVID-19 outbreak, ii) a severe economic slowdown, and iii) a political standoff with the ...

Oct 19, 2020

Palestinian Territories' Economic Update — October 2020

The fiscal position for Palestinian Territories has worsened not only due to the outbreak but also due to a political standoff that is disrupting the flow of revenues.

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