June 2015


Main reports: The RAND Corporation presented a report aimed at estimating the costs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The comprehensive study builds on detailed analysis to calculate the net costs and benefits to Palestinians and Israelis of five alternative trajectories, ranging from a two-state solution to a situation of violent uprising.

Recent analysis by the IMF focuses on Palestine’s fiscal situation, issuing recommendations to enhance tax collection and deriving GDP growth projections based on alternative fiscal scenarios.

As trade deficit remained sizeable in Q1 2015, PALTRADE, in partnership with the PNA Ministry of National Economy and international organisations, launched a new National Export Strategy for 2014-2018.

The first edition of the “International Green Environment & Energy Expo & Forum” took place in Ramallah between 2-4 June.