Jordan : Request for a Stand-By Arrangement—Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Request for Modification of Performance Criteria; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jordan.

Publication Date: December 27, 2012
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Summary: Jordan’s external vulnerabilities, arising mainly from the energy sector, increased during the last decade. Aided by exceptionally large grants, fiscal policy accommodated the social impact of these shocks. Concerns about social tensions at the beginning of the year put on hold the needed fiscal consolidation. At the same time, balance of payments pressures intensified. The authorities’ program is designed to correct the fiscal and external imbalances and support the exchange rate peg. Structural policies will focus on supporting growth and employment.
Series: Country Report No. 12/343
Subject(s): Stand-by arrangement requests | Fiscal policy | Tax administration | Energy sector | Financial management | Debt sustainability analysis | Monetary policy | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Performance criteria modifications | Jordan

Publication Date: December 27, 2012
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475598520/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1JOREA2012003 Pages: 93
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