July 2017


Main reports: The Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD) published the results of its most recent survey, titled “Survey on the State of the Palestinian Economy: Private Sector, Economists and Journalists” on 29 June.

The United Nations published a report titled “Gaza Ten Years Later” on 11 July 2017, following up on a similar publication by the United Nations in 2012 titled “Gaza 2020: A livable place?”.

The Palestinian current account deficit decreased by 17.1% in Q1 2017, from the previous quarter.

Ibtikar Fund announced a $2.5m capital increase on 5 July, as the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) and Reach Holding joined as investors, raising Ibtikar’s total raised capital to $10.45m.