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The Distributional Impact Of Fiscal Policy In Jordan, Shamma Adeeb Alam, Gabriela Inchauste, Umar Serajuddin Jan 2017

The Distributional Impact Of Fiscal Policy In Jordan, Shamma Adeeb Alam, Gabriela Inchauste, Umar Serajuddin

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Jordan’s economy grew at an average of 6.7 percent a year between 2000 and 2008. This performance was better than the average of the Middle East and North Africa region as a whole, which grew at a rate of about 4.5 percent a year (World Bank 2012b). Jordan’s economic growth declined sharply between 2008 and 2009, coinciding with the global financial crisis: real gross domestic product (GDP) growth fell from almost 7.2 percent in 2008 to 2.3 percent in 2010 (IMF 2012).
With strong economic growth in the earlier part of the decade, the ...


Saudi Arabia, Southern Arabia And The Gulf States From The First World War, David Commins Jan 2010

Saudi Arabia, Southern Arabia And The Gulf States From The First World War, David Commins

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The aftermath of the First World War brought a new political order to the entire Middle East, including Arabia. The Ottoman Empire’s collapse ended its role in Arabian affairs while Great Britain reached the peak of its influence. For launching the Arab revolt against the Ottomans, Sharīf Ḥusayn of Mecca received British support to establish the Hashemite kingdom of the Ḥijāz. The resurgent Sa'udī emirate led by 'Abd al-'Azīz ibn Sa'ud had wrested al-Aḥsā' from the Ottomans in 1913 and continued expanding after the war, conquering the Rashīdī emirate of Jabal Shammar in 1921 and the ...