Jordan : Sixth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of Access

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publication Date:

May 7, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper discusses Jordan’s Sixth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability of Performance Criteria (PC), and Rephasing of Access. PC Program performance remains broadly on course. All end-March 2015 PCs are expected to be met. Structural performance saw improvement, including the pre-approval of a credit bureau and the establishment of a new public investment framework. There is an urgent need for broad-based policy actions in the labor market to put the unemployed into jobs, increase female labor force participation, and reform public-sector compensation and hiring practices. The IMF staff supports the completion of the sixth review and the related purchase.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/115

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 7, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484367797/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JOREA2015001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

71

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