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Projected % Change
   2017  2018
Real GDP 2.3 2.5
Consumer Prices 2.3 2.5
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2017)
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Jordan and the IMF
Updated August 21, 2017

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May 20, 2016 -- Podcast : Refugee Crisis Taking Toll on Jordan, Imad Fakhoury
Of the 5 million people fleeing civil war in Syria, more than a million have ended up in Jordan. The refugee crisis has hit host countries like Jordan hard. Imad Fakhoury, Jordan’s minister of planning, joined a seminar about Conflicts and the Refugee Crisis, at the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings. In this podcast, Fakhoury talks about the impacts of the refugee crisis on Jordan.
April 15, 2016 -- IMF Survey : Conflicts and the Refugee Crisis: An International Call for Action
Efforts to deal with the current and unprecedented refugee crisis require a “bigger, bolder, and broader” approach the IMF’s Christine Lagarde told a seminar at the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings.
August 05, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Jordan’s Economy Sees Progress Despite Series of Shocks
Jordan has made good headway toward stabilizing its economy in the face of a series of severe external shocks.
September 24, 2014 -- IMF Survey : IMF Loan to Help Yemen Tackle Reforms, Attract Aid
On September 2, the IMF approved a $553 million loan for Yemen to support the country’s plans to strengthen fiscal and external positions, boost growth, and fight poverty by reducing inefficient fuel subsidies, improving governance, and increasing monthly allowances paid by the Social Welfare Fund.
May 16, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Jobs, Growth, Fairness Top List of Priorities for Arab Countries
Tackling youth unemployment and reorienting public spending to promote inclusive growth are two of the most urgent priorities for the Arab countries in transition, participants told a regional conference in Amman, Jordan.
May 06, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Mideast Growth Outlook to Improve Overall, Bold Reforms Still Needed
Economic growth in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) is expected to strengthen this year, but weak confidence and, in some cases, large public deficits continue to pose risks to this outlook, the IMF said in its latest regional assessment.
April 29, 2014 -- IMF Survey : The Mideast: Achieving Fast and Fair Growth
Making strides in economic transformation has become increasingly important as the Arab Countries in Transition—Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen—continue to chart their political paths, says Masood Ahmed, IMF Middle East Department Director in an interview.
April 16, 2014 -- IMF Survey : IMF Promotes Debate on Economic Change in the Middle East
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) need resolute policy actions to lift growth, create jobs, promote fairness, and diversify their economies, says the IMF.
April 12, 2014 -- IMF Survey : IMF Policy-Steering Body Aims for Balanced, Job-Rich Global Economy
The IMFC stressed that countries should shift their focus from the short term to the medium term, with special emphasis on carrying out structural reforms that will support sustainable, balanced, and job-rich growth.
August 03, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Jordan Gets $2.0 Billion IMF Loan to Support Economy
The IMF Executive Board has approved a $2.05 billion loan for Jordan to give the country time to correct budgetary and balance of payments imbalances while maintaining social stability
May 14, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Costly Mideast Subsidies Need Better Targeting
Well-intended energy and food price subsidies are increasingly weighing on government budgets and debt levels across the Middle East and North Africa and are not necessarily the most efficient way to channel aid to the most vulnerable, participants at a recent IMF seminar said.
April 04, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Students Debate Strauss-Kahn on Middle-East Issues
The IMF should play a more active role in promoting job growth and strengthening private sector development in the Middle East and North Africa said young people from the region during a televised debate with IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
March 31, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Students Spotlight Unemployment Issues in Mideast
What to do about youth unemployment is expected to take center stage when a diverse group of students from the Middle East and North Africa meet with IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn for a town hall meeting to discuss key issues facing the region.