September 2013


Main reports: The IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department conducted an estimation of the revenue cost of the Palestinian Authority’s income tax holiday provisions.

The fourth annual Socio- Economic and Food Security Survey for the West Bank and Gaza was published. Results show that in 2012 the proportion of households facing a food insecurity situation increased.

In 2012 only a fifth of households went on at least one domestic trip in the West Bank, compared to 62% of Gazan households.

The Palestine Monetary Authority Business Cycle Indicator experienced an improvement from June to July but dropped again in August.