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Kanthan Shankar

West Bank and Gaza Country Director

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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.

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.

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 ...

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