April 2022


  • On 31 March, the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, approved the public budget for the 2022 fiscal year with a deficit estimated at $1.1bn, a 30% decrease compared to 2021.
  • On March 29 the Palestinian Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS) held a roundtable meeting to discuss its paper on the draft law “Value-Added Tax Law: Between the Public and Private Sectors.”
  • March witnessed the launch of several programmes, agreements, conferences, and donor pledges in the field of economic development, environmental sustainability, empowerment, and education.
  • In March, the Al-Quds index decreased by 0.25% from the previous month, reaching 613.8 points on the last day of trading.